Brooklyn College entry gate (Photo by Ɱ)
08 Nov 2015

Podcast: NYPD Infiltration of Brooklyn College Suggests Surveillance of Muslims Continues

The New York Police Department deployed an undercover officer named “Mel,” who “converted” to Islam and infiltrated Brooklyn College, according to a report published in the Gothamist. As reported, three Brooklyn College graduates shared how “Mel” had developed relationships with them. She was present “during some of the most private

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Edward Snowden in a scene from the documentary "Citizen Four." (Citizen Four)
07 Nov 2015

Edward Snowden Just Slammed UK Mass Surveillance

Edward Snowden has a problem with the UK’s push for mass surveillance, and he’s taken to Twitter to air his grievances.

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A gavel sits near a striker and a pile of law books in a court room. (Flickr / Joe Gratz)
04 Nov 2015

Appeals Court Reverses Decision To Suppress Evidence In NCIS Spying Case

An appeals court overturned a decision to suppress evidence revealed by a NCIS agent during dragnet surveillance of file-sharing users in Washington state.

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A pair of silhouetted figures stand near a computer monitor in a darkened office. (U.S. national security agency pamphplet against insider threats)
03 Nov 2015

House Passes DHS ‘Insider Threat’ Program Bill That Could Impact Whistleblowers

The U.S. House approved a bill, sponsored by Rep. Peter King, which would give DHS unprecedented surveillance powers to monitor potential whistleblowers.

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The Facebook login screen. (Flickr / Spencer E Holtaway)
26 Oct 2015

Facebook Secretly Lobbying To Pass CISA

Though Facebook claims publicly to oppose the privacy invading bill, the massive social networking site is working behind the scenes to get CISA passed.

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NYPD surveillance cameras (Wyliepoon on Flickr)
14 Oct 2015

Appeals Court Opposes Religious Profiling, Reinstates Lawsuit Against NYPD Spying

A federal court reinstated a lawsuit brought by American Muslims claiming the NYPD violated their constitutional rights by profiling and spying on them.

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Screenshot of Juice Rap News' The Internet, featuring Julian Assange (right). (Screenshot)
28 Sep 2015

If The Internet Could Rap … (Juice Rap News)

How is the Internet doing? What would the Internet say if it could speak … or rap? Juice Rap News takes a look at the State of the Internet in their latest video.

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Screen capture from the Snowden Treaty website.
24 Sep 2015

‘Snowden Treaty’: Global Campaign to Promote Privacy, Protect Whistleblowers

Journalists and activists will present an international treaty they want countries to sign to promote privacy and protect whistleblowers.

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File: A close-up of the touch screen of a smartphone using Verizon networks. (Flickr / Robert Scoble)
16 Sep 2015

U.S. Wrongly Argues Verizon Wireless’ Participation In NSA Program Is Classified

In a challenge to the constitutionality of the National Security Agency’s phone records surveillance program, President Barack Obama’s administration claims whether Verizon Wireless participated in the program is a state secret. This is remarkable given there is irrefutable evidence from government documents of Verizon Wireless’ involvement in a similar challenge to this program.

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Overpass Light Brigade activists hold lit signs reading "MONEY CORRUPTS" on  July 9, 2014. (Flickr / Light Brigading)
11 Sep 2015

Doing Time Without The Rule Of Law, And Other Shadowproof Reader Feedback

Shadowproof Mailbag: Citizens United means we’re all “doing time” and only the 1% benefit from the law. Why we must bring Wall Street to justice. What the comic book fantasies of the intelligence community reveal about mass surveillance.

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