Beyond Government Spying, Corporate Surveillance Is A Fact Of Modern Life

“Sure, massive amounts of data are no longer being collected — by the NSA,” one journalist wrote after the Freedom Act became law. “That’s because now, telecommunications corporations have simply taken over where the government left off.” Continue reading

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Life In the Electronic Concentration Camp: The Surveillance State Is Alive And Well

“Big Brother in the form of an increasingly powerful government and in an increasingly powerful private sector will pile the records high with reasons why privacy should give way to national security, to law and order […] and the like.” ― William O. Douglas, Supreme Court Justice Continue reading

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Facebook Says Governments Demanding More And More User Data

US authorities made the most requests for users’ information, while India and Turkey had the most takedowns for content that violated local laws. Continue reading

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Mccarthyesque FBI Program Uses Games To Train Teachers, Students To Snoop On Muslims

Civil rights groups warn that new FBI tool “Don’t Be a Puppet” violates civil liberties of Muslims. Continue reading

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Court Reinstates Lawsuit Against NYPD Muslim Spying, Citing History Of Racist Scares

In a stunning legal decision issued today, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Muslim-Americans who had been subjected to blanket mass surveillance by the NYPD Intelligence Division have grounds to sue the department for discrimination. The ruling reverses … Continue reading

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Snowden And Allies Issue Warnings As Australia Unleashes Mass Spying

“Go dark against data retention,” consumer advocates tell users in new campaign against invasive surveillance laws. Continue reading

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