Detroit police. Photo by Thomas Hawk on Flickr.
08 May 2019

Detroit Police Spent More Than Half Million Dollars On Cell-Site Simulator To Track People’s Locations

Documents show Detroit police purchased surveillance technology that allows police to actively track people’s locations through their cell phones.

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Credit: Mijente
23 Oct 2018

Report Documents ‘Lucrative Relationship’ Between Tech Companies And Trump’s Deportation Machine

A trio of immigration and Latinx-focused organizations released a report on the “lucrative relationship” between tech companies and ICE.

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22 Oct 2018

Under Trump, Journalists Face Greater Risk Of Warrantless Electronic Searches At Border

The growth of warrantless searches of electronic devices by Customs And Border Protection puts press freedom at great risk.

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13 Sep 2018

In City That Once Banned Drones, Evanston Police Crafted A Secret Drone Policy

Evanston police quietly maintained an unreleased internal policy regarding the use of drones, according to a document obtained by Lucy Parsons Labs. The document [PDF], entitled “Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Operations” and dated July 25, 2018, lays out departmental guidelines for the use of drones. It is included in the

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Photo by Ryan Adams on Flickr.
10 Sep 2018

CIA-Backed Firm Touted Social Media Surveillance Of Students To Sell Services To Evanston Police

Emails obtained by Lucy Parsons Labs reveal that Geofeedia touted social media surveillance of students to sell their services to Evanston police.

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New York City. Source: http://www.law.cuny.edu/academics/clinics/immigration/clear/Mapping-Muslims.pdf
05 Apr 2018

Muslim-Owned Businesses And Mosques Awarded Damages For NYPD Surveillance

The NYPD reached a settlement with Muslim-owned businesses, mosques, student groups, and others it subjected to discriminatory and suspicionless surveillance.

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Photo via the Movement for Black Lives on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mvmt4bl/photos/a.1441657412796399.1073741828.1439829396312534/1726016084360529/?type=3&theater
19 Mar 2018

Court Asked To Force DHS To Release ‘Race Paper’ On Surveillance Of Black Activists

The Department of Homeland Security has refused to release any version of a report on surveillance of Black activists that the agency called the “Race Paper.”

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Photo by Thomas Altfather Good on Flickr.
23 May 2017

NYPD Sued For Refusing To Confirm Or Deny Existence Of Counterintelligence Activities Against Activists

The NYCLU and Millions March NYC sued the NYPD after the department refused to confirm or deny the existence of records on Black Lives Matter activists.

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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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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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