Category Archives: References

The Public-Private Surveillance Partnership

By Bruce Schneier Bloomberg.com July 31, 2013 This essay also appeared in the The Memphis Commercial Appeal, Stuff, The Guardian Comment Is Free, and Veterans Today. Italian translation Imagine the government passed a law requiring all citizens to carry a tracking device. Such a law would immediately be found unconstitutional. Yet we all carry mobile phones. If the National … Continue reading The Public-Private Surveillance Partnership

How the NSA’s Domestic Spying Program Works

via the Electronic Frontiers Foundation: The NSA’s domestic spying program, known in official government documents as the “President’s Surveillance Program,” (“The Program”) was implemented by President George W. Bush shortly after the attacks on September 11, 2001. The US Government still considers the Program officially classified, but a tremendous amount of information has been exposed … Continue reading How the NSA’s Domestic Spying Program Works

Government Accountability Office Report on the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative (NSI)

As of November 2012, more than 14,200 local law enforcement agencies in 46 states; Washington D.C.; and two US territories have the capability to share SARs through Fusion Centers. Click here for GAO-SAR Report March 2013 part 1                                    … Continue reading Government Accountability Office Report on the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative (NSI)

Massive New Surveillance Program Uncovered

Click HERE to read the full Article on Slate. “Massive New Surveillance Program Uncovered by Wall Street Journal” By Ryan Gallagher for Slate (December 13, 2012) When a former senior White House official describes a nationwide surveillance effort as “breathtaking,” you know civil liberties activists are preparing for a fight. The Wall Street Journal reported … Continue reading Massive New Surveillance Program Uncovered

Lawyer’s Summit

Parallel to our community-led work, we have recently reached out and built relationships with legal academicians and practitioners to strengthen the work of our campaign in the face of insidious LAPD initiatives such as the recently enacted Intelligence Gathering Guidelines (IGG). In the coming months we will: Partner with the National Lawyers Guild to develop … Continue reading Lawyer’s Summit