The bureau has a long history of escaping accountability for intrusive and abusive action.
Freedom could never be imposed at the point of a gun, but perhaps it could be sown by the spread of silicon and fiber. Or so I thought.
Years after surveillance reforms, federal personnel can’t seem to comply with the Fourth Amendment.
Encryption, other privacy measures, and decentralization have made the protest movement possible.
Edward Snowden's Autobiography Makes a Plea for the Fourth Amendment, the Right to Privacy, and Encryption
America's most famous whistleblower calls for restricting the power of government.
Whistleblower Michael German's new book exposes how the FBI failed us on 9/11 and continues to endanger us all through racism, incompetence, and institutional inertia.
Snowden didn’t subject his autobiography Permanent Record to pre-publication review by the federal government that’s also trying to throw him in prison.
You may be surprised how many different companies know whenever you use your credit card.
You can literally wear your principles on your sleeve while baffling facial recognition technology.
As Beijing develops a high-tech police state, Hongkongers develop ways to resist it.
If there’s one thing government types can agree on, it’s that nobody should be allowed to buy and sell stuff without permission.
State DMVs are building a vast national digital identification database for federal law enforcement.
Many digital payments can be tracked, potentially assisting an authoritarian crackdown.
Activist and celebrity musician Denise Ho discusses the Hong Kong protests, her 2014 arrest, and the future of Hong Kong's autonomy from China.
Don't blame him for any FISA abuses. He's been fighting it for years.
New technologies mean new crimesolving techniques—and new threats to privacy and liberty.
Habitually untrustworthy snoops still demand we trust them to monitor our communications.
We can still say no to mass surveillance.
You might consider buying a hat to cover your face—and hoping you’ll be allowed to wear it.
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The police conducted two searches in two days to track down who is leaking things leaders don’t want the public to know.
Don't worry, a spokesman tells Congress, the agency has "strict policies" for using facial recognition technology.
Justin Amash and Rand Paul Disagree About Impeachment, but Fight Together for Federal Surveillance Reform
Both still see surveillance abuse that needs fixing. They’re pursuing different paths to get there.
The most absurd attack against the Michigan congressman involves ignoring his entire history in office.
Or are Americans simply wising up to the dangers posed by cops having their "face prints" on file?
Preventing a slow march toward automated authoritarianism?
These citizen meter maids would be empowered to ticket drivers for parking in bike lanes
Other state and cities should consider doing the same thing
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Section 215 has been used to secretly access our private data, but hasn't accomplished much.
After years of political fights over our privacy, a potential end in mass phone metadata collection
Should you be worried?
Nabbing Robert Kraft Helped Florida Prosecutors Get Headlines. Now Kraft and Other Orchids of Asia Customers Are Fighting Back
They're joined by an arrested spa owner and manager in fighting the release of surveillance video, with an array of big media companies on the other side.
The feds have allegedly abandoned the program. These four want to make sure it stays dead.
The privately maintained database has billions of records on drivers across the country.
If the Feds Have Stopped Snooping on Our Phone Records, Watch Out for the Anti-Encryption Propaganda
Backdoors into your texts and private message provide far more information than your phone metadata.
Pervasive real-time police surveillance is not just theoretical anymore.
For years, security state advocates fought to maintain the authority to snoop on your phone records. Are they really giving up?
We were told this sort of spying would only be used to stop terrorists. And yet...
A cashless society is a monitored (and potentially controlled) society.