Thursday, June 4, 2020

Tag: government surveillance

FBI surveillance of Trump aide reflects flaws in secretive FISA system...

Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz testified saying the FBI used false information to obtain approval to wiretap Trump campaign adviser Carter Page and raising wider concerns about the agency’s use of surveillance.

The government is expanding its social media surveillance capabilities

But social media monitoring programs and the algorithms that power them aren’t effective — and may be discriminatory.

Goodbye to all that

A private investigator on living in a surveillance culture.

‘Quiet Skies?’ Boston Globe exposé reveals TSA is secretly surveilling thousands...

A Boston Globe investigation has revealed the existence of a domestic surveillance program run by the Transportation Security Administration since 2012.

US Spy Sats See Everything, Except When the Government Says They...

If the U.S. has satellites monitoring the world, shouldn't they be willing to show what its satellites saw when Flight 17 was downed. The American people, and the people of the world, should demand this of the U.S. government.

VIDEO: 'Everybody Is a Suspect:' European Rights Chief on Edward Snowden's...

In a new campaign to establish global privacy standards, Edward Snowden along with others proposed the International Treaty on the Right to Privacy, Protection Against Improper Surveillance and Protection of Whistleblowers. Nils Muižnieks, the Council of Europe’s commissioner for human rights, discusses the treaty.

Thank You, Edward Snowden: An End to General Warrants as So-Called...

We've taken a few baby steps back toward democracy after the expiration of the misnamed “PATRIOT Act” gives restoration to Americans’ privacy. But if it wasn't for the revelations of Edward Snowden, we would have never known.

Snowden Docs: NSA Technology Lets Gov’t Generate Transcripts of Private Phone...

According to documents released by whistleblower Edward Snowden, it's confirmed that the National Security Agency is converting people’s private phone conversations into searchable text. But isn' this a violation of American's human rights?

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6 Atlanta cops charged with assaulting college students on video

Two of the officers were immediately fired for use of excessive force.

Secretary of Defense opposes invoking Insurrection Act, a rebuke to President Trump

"The option to use active-duty forces in a law enforcement role should only be used as a matter of last resort, and only in the most urgent and dire of situations—we are not in one of those situations now."

American Stonewall: The Cops Have Already Lost

If a politician wants to exercise real leadership, let them proclaim a day of healing where they lead a march of police and protesters together in support of a new era in police relations.

Trump’s presidency is over

By having no constructive response to any of the monumental crises now convulsing America, Trump has abdicated his office.

Police are still killing unarmed black people

So far this year, 390 people have been killed by police, according to a Washington Post database of police shootings.