Category Archives: News and Analysis

March 3, 2012 Townhall

Learn about the campaign to rescind LAPD’s Special Order 11, a policy directive that infringes on privacy and civil liberties and legitimizes spying by law enforcement. Date: March 3, 2012 Time: 10:30am to 12:30pm Location: SEIU USWW Union Hall – 828 W. Washington Blvd; Los Angeles, CA 90015 Map More info on Facebook: Special Order 11 Townhall Facebook … Continue reading March 3, 2012 Townhall

Surveillance Industrial Complex

Check out this 2004 ACLU report about the Surveillance Industrial Complex, or how “the American Government Is Conscripting Businesses and Individuals in the Construction of a Surveillance Society.”  

Government Use of Malware

According to Wikileaks, “[The surveillance industry] is, in practice, unregulated…and Iable to silently, and … secretly intercept calls and take over computers without the help or knowledge of telecommunication providers.”

Cell Phone Records

How easy is it for your cell phone data to be used for surveillance? It depends, how long does your carrier keep your data and how ready, willing, and able they are to share it.  See the embedded graphic for a per-carrier breakdown.