Photo by niXerKG
13 Jan 2017

Federal Lawsuit Alleges Chicago Police Illegally Spied On Activists, Residents With Stingray Surveillance

A federal lawsuit against Chicago police alleges officers employed cell site simulators or Stingray spying devices in violation of the First Amendment rights of innocent citizens during a “Reclaim Martin Luther King Jr. Day” action on January 15, 2015. Chicago-based organizations, activists, and residents came together for a protest and

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Screen shot from the album cover for Poor Lily's "Dirt On Everyone" punk rock opera
29 Nov 2016

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Honey Trap’ And ‘Eyeball Constructors’

It has been awhile since a submission from an independent artist was featured so this week’s selection comes from a punk rock band from New York and Connecticut called Poor Lily. The band recently released a “punk rock opera” inspired by National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden and global mass surveillance.

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Photo by Cory Doctorow on Flickr.
18 Nov 2016

Delete Your Account – Episode 25: Don’t Get Caught

On this episode, Roqayah and Kumars speak with Freddy Martinez, a computer security researcher and activist specializing in communications security and police accountability.

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A police officer pepper-sprays protesters at an Olympia Port Militarization Resistance protest on November 10, 2007. (Jason Taellious)
28 Jan 2016

Legal, Grassroots Groups Support Lawsuit Against Alleged Military Spying On Activists

The suit alleges that the military violated the Posse Comitatus Act, & activists constitutional rights when it infiltrated a Washington state antiwar group.

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Undated photo from the International Committee of the Red Cross
08 Jan 2016

Kuwaiti Prisoner Released From Guantánamo Faces Lifetime Of Surveillance

Fayez al Kandari, a thirty-eight year-old Kuwaiti held in captivity at the Guantánamo military prison for nearly fourteen years, was released to Kuwait. He was the last Kuwaiti in detention, and the U.S. military’s Periodic Review Board cleared him for release in September of last year. As part of Kandari’s release,

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File: The roof of a mosque in Bristol, England. (Flickr / Nick)
26 Dec 2015

British Spies Offer Muslims Incentives for Snooping on Their Communities

British spy agency MI5 has offered Muslims prizes in exchange for spying on their communities.

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A close up of a hand operating a smartphone's touch screen. (Flickr / Japanexperterna.se)
22 Dec 2015

Beyond Government Spying, Corporate Surveillance Is A Fact Of Modern Life

“Sure, massive amounts of data are no longer being collected — by the NSA. Telecommunications corporations have taken over where the government left off.”

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Nicholas Merrill speaks at PopTech 2012 in Camden, Maine on October 20, 2012. (Flickr / Nicholas Merrill)
30 Nov 2015

Former ISP Owner Wins Battle to Discuss FBI Spy Tool After Court Lifts Gag Order

For the first time, a federal court lifted a National Security Letter gag order. Although they’ve been ruled unconstitutional by federal courts multiple times in the past, this important ruling makes it possible for the owner of a now-defunct non-profit internet service provider to openly talk about the FBI’s request

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A man raises his fist in solidarity among a protest outside a Wal-Mart in Pico Rivera, California on October 4, 2012. Wal-Mart workers at the  Pico Rivera store became the first in the country to go on strike, but activists say the corporation retaliated by closing the store and others "for repairs." (Flickr / UFCW International / Aurelio Jose Barrera)
27 Nov 2015

Black Friday: Walmart Spies On Workers As Fight For 15 Continues

Today is Black Friday and retail giant Walmart is again dealing with a series of protests and worker strikes over the company’s unwillingness to provide its workers a living wage and benefits. This year the protests are paralleled by a week long drive to get Walmart workers food for the

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Hamid Khan appeared on The Laura Flanders Show. (Screenshot)
20 Nov 2015

Hamid Khan: The Surveillance-Industrial Complex In Everyday Life (VIDEO)

When Los Angeles recently pledged to spend more on homelessness, did you think that meant spending more on police? With Laura Flanders and Hamid Khan.

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