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
via the Electronic Frontier Foundation: All of the evidence found in this timeline can also be found in the Summary of Evidence we submitted to the court in Jewel v. National Security Agency (NSA). It is intended to recall all the credible accounts and information of the NSA’s domestic spying program found in the media, congressional testimony, books, and court … Continue reading Timeline of NSA Domestic Spying
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
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)
Click HERE or on the image below to read the LAPD Inspector General Suspicious Activity Reporting System Audit.
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
US Senate report on fusion centers confirms the coalition’s concerns that intelligence reporting endangers civil liberties and privacy act protections. Click HERE to read the Full Report.
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
How the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative (SARS) Invites Racial Profiling, Erodes Civil Liberties and Undermines Security. Click HERE to read the full report.
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