privacy


Snowden Helped Reduce Surveillance and Strengthen Resistance: Report

By Nadia Prupis Common Dreams September 30, 2016   Snowden Helped Reduce Surveillance and Strengthen Resistance: Report Audit from the Department of Justice inspector general finds 2013 revelations attached ‘stigma’ to data collection requests     Government surveillance of civilians has declined in large part due to National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden‘s 2013 […]

Snowden Helped Reduce Surveillance and Strengthen Resistance: Report

What Lesson To Take From ‘Snowden’ Movie?

What Lesson To Take From ‘Snowden’ Movie?

By Daniel McAdams Ron Paul Institute September 21, 2016   What Lesson To Take From ‘Snowden’ Movie?   The Oliver Stone film “Snowden” is predictably being nit-picked by the denizens of the establishment, nevertheless those with a better understanding of what it means to live in a free society are calling it an important opportunity for […]


FBI Director Says He Covers His Webcam — and That You Should Too

By Josie Wales The Anti-Media September 19, 2016   FBI Director Says He Covers His Webcam — and That You Should Too     FBI Director James Comey spoke at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington earlier this week to discuss the importance of cybersecurity. During the discussion, Assistant Attorney General John Carlin […]

FBI Director Says He Covers His Webcam — and That You Should Too

Rights Advocates Slam Baltimore’s “Incomprehensible” Police Spying

By Nadia Prupis Common Dreams August 25, 2016   Rights Advocates Slam Baltimore’s “Incomprehensible” Police Spying ‘The surveillance program itself is a privacy nightmare come to life and precisely what we have warned against for years,’ civil liberties group says     Revelations that Baltimore police are spying on residents from the air—which the department […]

Rights Advocates Slam Baltimore's "Incomprehensible" Police Spying

Global Surveillance Industry Database Helps Track Big Brother Worldwide

Global Surveillance Industry Database Helps Track Big Brother Worldwide

By Deirdre Fulton Common Dreams August 3, 2016   Global Surveillance Industry Database Helps Track Big Brother Worldwide The US is a top exporter of invasive surveillance tools, according to Privacy International     Offering a groundbreaking glimpse of the global surveillance industry—the tools it employs, the extent of its reach, and the accountability it largely evades—human […]


Afraid of Technology? Here’s the One Rule to Follow

By Cathy Reisenwitz Foundation for Economic Education July 28, 2016   Afraid of Technology? Here’s the One Rule to Follow   Remember last year when people freaked out about Facebook’s image recognition capabilities? Well hold onto your shoes, luddites, because now Facebook’s got drones. Yep, but the company isn’t dropping bombs or mixtapes. Facebook is […]

Afraid of Technology? Here's the One Rule to Follow

In Privacy Win, Federal Judge Rejects ‘Stingray’ Evidence for First Time

By Nadia Prupis Common Dreams July 13, 2016   In Privacy Win, Federal Judge Rejects ‘Stingray’ Evidence for First Time “Absent a search warrant, the government may not turn a citizen’s cell phone into a tracking device”     For the first time, a federal judge has thrown out evidence obtained by police without a […]

In Privacy Win, Federal Judge Rejects 'Stingray' Evidence for First Time

Microwave Technology: The “GIFT” That Keeps Sharing – Your Information, That Is!

Microwave Technology: The “GIFT” That Keeps Sharing – Your Information, That Is!

By Catherine Frompovich Activist Post July 8, 2016     If everyone, who is so enthralled with technology, would wake up to what really is going on in cyberspace utilizing computer networks to surveil and undermine your personal space and rights, especially what’s going on with Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating platform, we could take back […]


Privacy Takes Major Hit as Court Rules No Warrant Needed for Cell Location Data

By Nadia Prupis Common Dreams June 1, 2016   Privacy Takes Major Hit as Court Rules No Warrant Needed for Cell Location Data The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals used the ‘third-party doctrine’ to rule that cellphone location data is not protected by the Fourth Amendment     In a major setback for privacy advocates, […]

Privacy Takes Major Hit as Court Rules No Warrant Needed for Cell Location Data

Can Law Enforcement Force You To Unlock Your Phone With A Fingerprint?

By Chris Morran Consumerist May 3, 2016   Can Law Enforcement Force You To Unlock Your Phone With A Fingerprint?     If you’re arrested or a suspect in a crime, the police can’t force you to remember the combination to your safe, or the passcode for your iPhone. But what if that phone can […]

Can Law Enforcement Force You To Unlock Your Phone With A Fingerprint?

Supreme Court Quietly Approves Rule to Give FBI ‘Sprawling’ Hacking Powers

By Nadia Prupis Common Dreams April 30, 2016   Supreme Court Quietly Approves Rule to Give FBI ‘Sprawling’ Hacking Powers Absent action by Congress, the rule change will go into effect in December     The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday quietly approved a rule change that would allow a federal magistrate judge to issue […]

Supreme Court Quietly Approves Rule to Give FBI 'Sprawling' Hacking Powers