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Police Citing “Terrorism” to Buy Stingrays Used Only For Ordinary Crimes

Police in Michigan and elsewhere use "terrorism" to bring electronic cell phone sweeps to US streets with unjustified secrecy

By Nathan Freed Wessler
October 23, 2015

The Four Biggest Problems With DHS’s New Stingray Policy

DHS has unveiled its policy for using these powerful devices for sweeping up data on all mobile phones in an area

By Neema Singh Guliani
October 22, 2015

ACLU Supports Apple in Case Raising Key Legal Question For Age of Encryption

Should the government have the power to force companies to get data they don't even have?

By Esha Bhandari, Eliza Sweren-Becker
October 19, 2015

CFP 2015 Looks at Intelligence Abuses Then and Now

Edward Snowden will sit down next week with Mike German for a discussion focused on the history of intelligence abuses.

By Gabe Rottman
October 6, 2015

China’s Nightmarish Citizen Scores Are a Warning For Americans

With a Chinese system, a whole range of things we’ve warned about are no longer theoretical.

By Jay Stanley
October 5, 2015

Enhanced Driver’s Licenses: A Civil Liberties Nightmare

Plans to spend millions on driver’s licenses that come with unencrypted computer chips have left many in California uneasy.

By Kevin Baker
October 2, 2015

The Virtues of Dumbness

If something is “smart,” it must be good, right?

By Jay Stanley
September 30, 2015

Rocky Mountain High-Five: Colorado PD Unveils Best-In-Nation Body Camera Policy

Whether police body cameras are a helpful or harmful tool is determined by the rules that govern their use.

By Chad Marlow
September 29, 2015

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