The Education End-Game; Transformative Changes Are Needed

By Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance. -

Just as private corporations mine the earth for metals and minerals to sell on the market, they have now also turned to mining our children's information for the purposes of selling it to [...]

Victory! Fourth Circuit Rules That Border Officials Can’t Subject Electronic Devices To Suspicionless Forensic Searches

By Staff, Boingboing.net -

Back in 2014, the Supreme Court ruled in Riley v California, holding that border guards do not have unlimited authority to search our personal electronic devices when we cross the border, [...]

NSA Triples Spying Rate on Americans’ Phone Calls, 530mm Records Collected

By Staff, Russia Today -

The NSA has tripled its surveillance of Americans’ phone chatter, collecting over 534mn phone call records and text messages last year, despite pressure for more restrictions and transparency, a [...]

Oakland Passes “Strongest” Surveillance Oversight Law In US

Cyrus Farivar, Arstechnica.com -

OAKLAND, Calif.—Late Tuesday evening, the Oakland City Council formally approved a new city ordinance that imposes community control over the use of surveillance technology in the city. Oakland [...]

The CIA Still Protects Spy Who Shadowed Martin Luther King Jr.

By Jefferson Morley, Alternet.org -

The CIA shadowed Martin Luther King Jr. during his stay at a Miami hotel in July 1966 with the help of a spy whose identity still remains a secret a half-century later. The revelation is found [...]

Muslim Groups Awarded Damages Over Discriminatory NYPD Surveillance

By Kevin Gosztola, Mintpressnews.com -

“We have been down similar roads before. Jewish Americans during the Red Scare, African Americans during the civil rights movement, and Japanese Americans during World War II are examples that [...]

Michigan SU Sent Nine Undercover Cops To Richard Spencer Protest

By Sam Adler-Bell, The Intercept. -

On March 5, as many as 500 antifascists converged on the campus of Michigan State University in East Lansing to protest a speech by white supremacist golden boy Richard Spencer. The protesters — [...]

Liberal Ire At Trump And Cambridge Analytica Is Misdirected From Billionaires Who Own Your Data

By Bruce A. Dixon, Blackagendareport.com -

Liberals this week want to drum us into outrageous fury over the fact that Facebook, with almost 2 billion accounts worldwide, handed over user data of millions of people to Cambridge Analytica, [...]

The Weird And Surprising Things I Found In The File Facebook Has On Me

By Nick Whigham, Nzherald.co.nz -

It was the first day of pre-school. After my Mum leaned down and gave me one final bear hug, I was off to start my education as I casually waved her away without looking at her — clearly she was [...]

TSA Sued Over Searches Of Digital Devices

By Staff, Aclunc.org -

The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern California filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit today demanding government documents about Transportation Security [...]

Bayou Bridge Pipeline Opponents Say Louisiana Governor’s Office Is Surveilling Them

By Julie Dermansky, Desmogblog.com -

Opponents of the Bayou Bridge pipeline accused Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards of meeting with representative of the oil and gas industry while refusing to meet with activists and communities [...]

“Fake News” Is Fake News.

By Staff, Williamblum.org -

The people who created Facebook and Google must be smart. They’re billionaires, their companies are worth multi-multi billions, their programs are used by billions around the world. But all these [...]

Freedom Rider: Russiagate And Surveillance Duopoly

By Margaret Kimberley, Blackagendareport.com -

Republican and Democratic Party dueling over Russiagate provides us with a teachable moment. It should teach us to disrespect and discredit the law enforcement system as it exists in this [...]

FBI Is Setting Up Task Force To Monitor Social Media

By Chip Gibbons, Thenation.com -

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is not unaccustomed to suspecting domestic dissidents of being foreign agents. The bureau infamously thought everyone from civil-rights activists to the peace [...]

Finnish Journalist Faces Strip Search To Cover Pence In Israel

By Andrew Buncombe, Independent.co.uk. -

“But given all of the technology and intelligence at Israel’s fingertips, we fail to see any good reason for the continued humiliation of professional accredited journalists and can only conclude [...]