New Court Files Expose Sheldon Adelson’s Security Team In US Spy Operation Against Julian Assange

By Max Blumenthal, The Grayzone. -

As the co-founder of a small security consulting firm called UC Global, David Morales spent years slogging through the minor leagues of the private mercenary world. A former Spanish special [...]

Scheer Intelligence: Governments Are Using Coronavirus To Usher In A New Era Of Mass Surveillance

By Robert Scheer, KCRW.com. -

On this week’s installment of “Scheer Intelligence,” host Robert Scheer speaks with the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Adam Schwartz. The civil rights lawyer, who spent two decades at the ACLU, [...]

Covid-19 Is Bringing Us Into A Hyper-Surveilled, Highly Policed Fascist Dystopia

By Rainer Shea, SeeYouIn2020. -

We must understand that the crisis we’ve entered into will never end, at least not for as long as our neoliberal capitalist system isn’t replaced with a socialist model. In the U.S., as well as [...]

On Contact: CIA’s Intelligence Coup

By Chris Hedges, RT. -

On the show this week, Chris Hedges talks to intelligence analyst and NSA whistleblower William Binney about the Washington Post’s revelations over the CIA and West German intelligence (BND) [...]

The EARN IT Bill Is the Government’s Plan To Scan Every Message Online

By Joe Mullin, Eff.org -

That’s what the Senate Judiciary Committee has proposed and hopes to pass into law. The so-called EARN IT bill, sponsored by Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), [...]

Assange: Empire Of Surveillance And Imperialism

By Katu Arkonada, La Jornada, translation Resumen Latinoamericano -

The trial against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is a perfect metaphor for how United States imperialism operates in the world today. The Armed Forces, the Department of State, and the CIA [...]

Backlash Forces UCLA To Abandon Plans For Facial Recognition Surveillance

By Fight for the Future, Medium.com. -

UCLA is known for its strong academics and winning sports teams. But the school almost became known for something far more sinister: as the first university in the United States actively planning [...]

Forty Organizations Call For Ban On Facial Recognition On College Campuses

By Fight for the Future, Medium.com. -

On behalf of leading consumer, privacy, and civil liberties organizations, we are calling on administrations to commit to not using facial recognition technology (for non-personal reasons, e.g. [...]

What Is Happening To Assange Will Happen To The Rest Of Us

By Chris Hedges, Truthdig. -

David Morales, the indicted owner of the Spanish private security firm Undercover Global, is being investigated by Spain’s high court for allegedly providing the CIA with audio and video [...]

$71 Million For More Cops; Not A Dime For Jobs And Healthcare

By Jacqueline Luqman, Therealnews.com -

In December last year, Attorney General William P. Barr announced the launch of Operation Relentless Pursuit, an initiative aimed at quote, combating violent crime and seven of America’s most [...]

Surveillance Self-Defense: Year In Review 2019

By Lindsay Oliver, Eff.org -

SSD is audited and updated on a rolling basis, as new information comes to light or instructions are no longer relevant or useful. Our team of security and surveillance experts review each piece [...]

Schools Are Using Facial Recognition To Try To Stop Shootings. Here’s Why They Should Think Twice.

By Rebecca Heilweil, Vox.com -

For years, the Denver public school system worked with Video Insight, a Houston-based video management software company that centralized the storage of video footage used across its campuses. So [...]

Democrats Sneak Patriot Act Extension In Through Bill To Fund Government

By India McKinney, Eff.org -

With federal agencies set to run out of money this week, House lawmakers today passed a short-term funding bill that contained a nasty surprise. Tucked into the end of this must-pass legislation, [...]

New Report On FBI Spying Shows Need For Congressional Investigation

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG. -

The first attempt to check the FBI political surveillance was in 1924. Harlan Fiske Stone read a report by the ACLU about the FBI doing political spying. He was so concerned by it, he made J [...]

Federal Court Rules Suspicionless Searches Of Travelers’ Phones And Laptops Unconstitutional

By Staff, Eff.org -

BOSTON—In a major victory for privacy rights at the border, a federal court in Boston ruled today that suspicionless searches of travelers’ electronic devices by federal agents at airports and [...]