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FBI Slow-Walking Toward End Of Illegitimate Stingray Secrecy

The FBI has begun to back off its illegitimate secrecy around Stingrays. But only begun.

By Nathan Freed Wessler
May 4, 2015

Justice Department to Tie Police Body Camera Funding to Good Policies

Good news: DOJ announced today that it will tie federal police body camera grants to good policies

By Jay Stanley
May 1, 2015

The TSA's PreCheck Program: A Whitelist or a Blacklist?

China is going to give each of its citizens a government score for his or her behavior. Are we headed in that direction?

By Jay Stanley
May 1, 2015

Newly Obtained Records Reveal Extensive Monitoring of E-ZPass Tags Throughout New York

City says it has no policies or training materials on storage, retention, destruction, or use of the E-ZPass information.

By Mariko Hirose
April 24, 2015

The House Just Passed a Major Expansion of Government Surveillance in the Guise of Cybersecurity

Even as nation debates NSA spying, bill would broadly authorize the sharing of new personal information with the NSA.

By Gabe Rottman
April 23, 2015

Building Regulation Into Drones

What are we to think of embedding geofencing or other centralized rules into technology like drones?

By Jay Stanley
April 22, 2015

ACLU Study: Federal Agencies Fail to Protect Whistleblower Communications, Terrorist Tip Line

Every possible measure must be taken to protect individuals using official whistleblowing channels.

By Chris Soghoian, Sonia Roubini
April 16, 2015

Why Paul Krugman Is Wrong About Wearables

Of course, no matter how much you may pay a provider for premium privacy protection, the government can still access that.

By Jay Stanley
April 14, 2015

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