Content Control

By Nicole Froio, Dissent. -

Historically, the state and religion have been the institutions that control what people can and cannot say, punishing people for their thoughts, for their actions, and for their words. Silicon [...]

Privacy, Immigrant Rights Groups Slam Biden’s ‘Smart Wall’

By Chris Mills Rodrigo, The Hill. -

A coalition of privacy and immigrant rights groups are pushing back on the Biden administration’s proposal to deploy a “smart” wall on the southern border. In a statement released Thursday, [...]

Demand The FBI Stop Lying And Stop Spying On Black Protesters

Once again, Black activists and organizers are demanding our society transform itself and land on the right side of history. However, the state has chosen to greet this opportunity with increased [...]

Surveillance, Stress, And No Bathrooms

By Jake Alimahomed-Wilson, Labor Notes. -

The Amazonification of logistics has created a new group of highly exploited workers: delivery drivers. Amazon itself increasingly relies on an expanding network of subcontracted drivers and [...]

Amazon Is Using AI-Equipped Cameras In Delivery Vans

By Annie Palmer, CNBC. -

Amazon drivers at some U.S. facilities will soon have an extra set of eyes watching them when they hit the road to make their daily deliveries. The company recently began testing AI-equipped [...]

Scheer Intelligence: The FBI’s Crusade Against MLK Was Darker Than You Think

By Robert Scheer, ScheerPost.com. -

“You are done. There is only one way out for you. You better take it before your filthy, abnormal fraudulent self is bared to the nation.” That’s the shocking ending to the infamous letter Civil [...]

Capitol Riot Exploited To Expand The National Security State

The US national security state failed to prevent the pro-Trump mob attack on the Capitol. Yet instead of accountability, US intelligence officials are being emboldened via increased [...]

You Can’t Fight Fascism By Expanding The Police State

By Evan Greer, Fast Company. -

Democracy is in crisis. Donald Trump and his enablers have intentionally emboldened violent white supremacists for the explicit purpose of attempting to overturn an election. The storming of the [...]

Google Illegally Surveilled, Interrogated, And Fired Workers Who Tried To Organize

By Kenny Stancil, Commondreams. -

Google repeatedly violated U.S. labor law when it spied on, probed, and terminated employees engaged in worker organizing in 2019, according to a complaint filed by the National Labor Relations [...]

RCMP Must Respond To Spying Allegations

By Jeremy Hainsworth, Vancouver Courier. -

The B.C. Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) is taking the RCMP in front of a judge for its alleged failure to respond to allegations of spying on groups and organizations and First Nations [...]

How To Identify Visible (And Invisible) Surveillance At Protests

By Matthew Guariglia, EFF. -

The full weight of U.S. policing has descended upon protesters across the country as people take to the streets to denounce the police killings of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and countless [...]

Free Speech Under Attack In Australia

By Daniel Hurst, The Guardian. -

Journalists and advocacy groups could face compulsory questioning by Asio as part of a proposed expansion of the spy agency’s powers, according to external legal advice prepared by leading [...]

Skills For Revolutionary Survival: Communications

By The Javelina Network of the IAF-FAI. -

Face the facts. We are tied to our devices in ways that are incredibly useful for organizing, but that also expose us to isolation should the state and companies take away these technologies. [...]

New Effort To Give People More Control Over Online Privacy

By DuckDuckGo, Spread Privacy. -

We believe online privacy should be simple and accessible to everyone, period. With the introduction of privacy regulations worldwide, consumers are gaining more rights to limit the sale and [...]

Embassy Espionage, Contemplated Poisoning And Proposed Kidnapping

By Binoy Kampmark, Counterpunch. -

Today will be remembered as a grand expose. It was a direct, pointed accusation at the intentions of the US imperium which long for the scalp of the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. For [...]