Federal Agents Can Search Your Phone At The US Border — Here’s How To Protect Your Personal Information

By Rebecca Harrington, Businessinsider.com -

When you're entering the United States, federal agents have broad authority to search citizens and visitors alike — but a new lawsuit filed Wednesday is trying to change that. The lawsuit, filed [...]

Media Justice Sues FBI Over Surveillance Of Black Activists

By Nusrat Choudhury and Malkia Cyril, Aclu.org -

At a time when violence by white supremacists is on the rise, the FBI appears to be targeting Black people in a secret intelligence program concerning so-called “Black Identity Extremists”— an [...]

San Diego Has Been Turned Into A Massive Chinese-Style Public Surveillance Network

By Staff, Massprivatei.blogspot.com -

Can you imagine a city in the United States secretly creating a Chinese-style public surveillance network that can identify everyone? Can you imagine that same city secretly creating a [...]

Leaked Documents Show The U.S. Government Tracking Journalists And Immigration Advocates Through A Secret Database

By Tom Jones, Mari Payton and Bill Feather, Nbcsandiego.com -

Documents obtained by NBC 7 Investigates show the U.S. government created a secret database of activists, journalists, and social media influencers tied to the migrant caravan and in some cases, [...]

The Prisoner Says No To Big Brother

By John Pilger, Informationclearinghouse.info -

March 04, 2019 "Information Clearing House" -  Whenever I visit Julian Assange, we meet in a room he knows too well. There is a bare table and pictures of Ecuador on the walls. There is a [...]

National Emergencies: Constitutional And Statutory Restrictions On Presidential Powers

By Cindy Cohn and Shahid Buttar, Electronic Frontier Foundation. -

When a president threatens to exercise the power to declare a national emergency, our system of checks and balances faces a crucial test. With President Trump threatening such a declaration in [...]

NYPD Surveilled Of Black Lives Matter Protesters And Keeps Their Records

By George Joseph, Theappeal.org -

It was Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 2015. Black Lives Matter protests were still erupting across the country, and M.J. Williams, a lawyer and activist, was excited to get more involved. The [...]

NYPD Must Release Records On Cell Phone Monitoring Of Protesters

By Jason Grant, Law.com -

In a strongly worded opinion addressing New York’s Freedom of Information Law, a Manhattan Supreme Court justice has ruled that the New York City Police Department must release information to a [...]

The US Government Has Amassed Terabytes Of Internal WikiLeaks Data

By Emma Best, Gizmodo.com.au -

Late last year, the US government accidentally revealed that a sealed complaint had been filed against Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks. Shortly before this was made public, the FBI [...]

French Worker Sentenced To Six Months’ Jail Over Facebook Call For Demonstrations

By Will Morrow, Wsws.org -

On Tuesday, January 8, 28-year-old protester Hedi Martin was sentenced to six months’ jail without parole at a correctional tribunal in the southern town of Narbonne. His sole “crime” was to have [...]

Revealed: FBI Kept Files On Peaceful Climate Change Protesters

By Adam Federman, Theguardian.com -

On 15 May 2016 three friends from Fairfield, Iowa, made the five-hour drive to an oil refinery on the shores of Lake Michigan to participate in what was part of a series of protests and acts of [...]

The DEA And ICE Are Hiding Surveillance Cameras In Streetlights

By Justin Rohrlich and Dave Gershgorn, Qz.com -

The US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have hidden an undisclosed number of covert surveillance cameras inside streetlights around the country, [...]

How Fremont Police Have Quietly Accumulated Expansive Surveillance Tools

By Joseph Geha, Eastbaytimes.com -

The Fremont Police Department has been quietly expanding its surveillance programs, sometimes without the knowledge of the City Council. And although police say the goal is to reduce crime by [...]

Join Our Twitter Campaign To End Corporate Surveillance Of Students

By Classroomsnotcomputers.org -

We have to EXPOSE THE LIES perpetrated by profit-driven industries that harness technologies to disarm our democratic agency (and our right to know the truth about what is being done to us. The [...]

Government Can Spy On Journalists In The U.S. Using Invasive Foreign Intelligence Process

By Cora Currier, Theintercept.com -

THE U.S. GOVERNMENT can monitor journalists under a foreign intelligence law that allows invasive spying and operates outside the traditional court system, according to newly released documents. [...]