Police Fusion Center Tied To Fake Social Media Accounts

By Andrew Neef, Unicornriot.ninja -

Minneapolis, MN – Unicorn Riot filed a public records request to the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) for information related to the occupation of the 4th Precinct in 2015 after Jamar [...]

Government Expands Social Media Surveillance With Little Evidence Of Effectiveness

By Staff, Brennancenter.org -

An analysis by the Brennan Center of the Department of Homeland Security’s harvesting and use of social media information shows that the agency is expanding collection and monitoring programs, [...]

New Documents Reveal DHS Asserting Broad, Unconstitutional Authority To Search Travelers’ Phones And Laptops

By Staff, Activistpost.com -

BOSTON — The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the ACLU today asked a federal court to rule without trial that the Department of Homeland Security violates the First and Fourth Amendments [...]

​​​​​​​Freedom Rider: Pompeo’s Truth About Lies

By Margaret Kimberley, Blackagendareport.com -

It is rare for an enemy to give a gift the way Secretary of State Mike Pompeo did in a recent public speech. Pompeo said what anyone who has ever paid attention already knew. The intelligence [...]

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 [...]