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Here’s How Law Enforcement Agencies Impersonate Your Friends

A DEA handbook reveals a government form entitled "Consent to Assume Online Identity"

By Sonia Roubini
August 31, 2015

Five Reasons Armed Domestic Drones Are a Terrible Idea

North Dakota has enacted a bill that lets police arm drones with Tasers, rubber bullets, tear gas, and sound cannons.

By Jay Stanley
August 27, 2015

Status of Location Privacy Legislation in the States: 2015

Which states have laws or court decisions protecting location privacy?

By Peter Cihon
August 26, 2015

What Hillary Clinton Has in Common With NSA Whistleblowers

The opaqueness of our nation's secrecy regime means if somebody is out to get you, they will likely succeed.

By Jay Stanley
August 21, 2015

Taking Warrantless Location Tracking to the Supreme Court

A petition submitted to SCOTUS could settle a key question about the extent of our privacy rights in the digital age.

By Nathan Freed Wessler
July 31, 2015

Some Towns Are Videotaping Residents’ Garbage Streams

Some towns are engaging in very detailed surveillance of residents' garbage

By Sonia Roubini, Jay Stanley
July 24, 2015

Building a Mass Surveillance Infrastructure Out of Light Bulbs

Lightbulbs-of-the-not-so-distant-future may function as tracking devices

By Chad Marlow
July 23, 2015

U.S. Department of Transportation Funding License Plate Readers, Documents Reveal

Law enforcement shouldn't apply for funding to decrease traffic fatalities and then use the money for surveillance

By Bennett Stein
July 20, 2015

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