Databases of involuntarily supplied identities make for a plug-and-play surveillance state.
Federal Suit Seeks Damages for Men Illegally Recorded at Florida Massage Parlors, Falsely Smeared as Sex Traffickers
Two women still face felony charges, though the cases against all male defendants were dropped.
Government agencies have repeatedly proven themselves to be abusive.
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Authorities "shall destroy the videos unlawfully obtained through the surveillance of the Orchids of Asia Day Spa," a federal judge says.
Government grows in response to a crisis.
Our Post-9/11 Response Deprived Us of Liberty and Didn't Stop Terrorism. Let's Not Venerate or Expand It.
We don’t need new tools or agencies to track alleged domestic terrorists.
Frightening events create openings for attacks on civil liberties.
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The idea is looking less like a Get Out of Jail Free card and more like a hall pass.
Government surveillance doesn't just violate privacy rights; it’s a major security risk.
Authoritarian-minded officials have found opportunity in public health fears.
Time to add a hat and sunglasses!
The president has the worst record for clemency in modern history.
By lowering the “travel rule” threshold to $250, the government could access more of our financial data.
It's unclear what Biden will ultimately be able to accomplish as president, but he has been trying to bring transformative change since the 1970s.
In 2014, more than half of all California wiretaps (and one sixth of all the wiretaps in the U.S.) were authorized by one judge in Riverside County.
Part two of a four-part series on the history of the cypherpunk movement
Should Facebook Have a Duty to Report Us to the Police for Felonies Potentially Revealed in Our Posts?
An Ohio judge suggests the answer should be "yes," and an Ohio statute seems to require that when Facebook employees learn of specific felonies revealed by posts that they might be monitoring for some reason.
Why does media coverage conclude the problem is that the government hasn’t done a good enough job of spying?
NSA Ruling Reminds Us That Sacrificing Civil Liberties in the Name of National Security Is a Bipartisan Impulse
A federal appeals court concludes that the agency's mass collection of phone records was illegal and probably unconstitutional.
Defeating surveillance is a powerful argument for covering your face.
We don’t trust state-controlled companies in China. Would it be different if we did more of the controlling?
All the worst people are still mad he blew the whistle on government snooping.
At least something good could come out of this mess of an investigation.
Officials have never liked it when people are free to move about—and beyond their reach.
New apps can work as surveillance techniques for the government. They can also serve as anonymous health tools for people hoping to return to normal life.
Huawei’s Safe City security system is undergoing a massive expansion across Belgrade.
Will tech companies resist orders to cooperate with demands for information to root out dissidents?
"Supreme Court jurisprudence...is heavily weighted against you," an appeals judge told state prosecutors last week.
Microsoft and Amazon Adopt Temporary Bans on Police Use of Their Facial Recognition Tech. That's Not Nearly Enough.
Both companies need to join IBM and others in entirely abandoning the development of this mass surveillance technology.
Sometime in 2021, the American people will be presented with a reorganized and newly empowered federal public health bureaucracy. As time passes, it will grow in size and scope.