End the NSA's Invasive Call Detail Records Program Once and for All

End the NSA's Invasive Call Detail Records Program Once and for All

Under the CDR program, the NSA has collected information about millions of Americans’ phone calls. Ever since USA FREEDOM reformed the CDR program in 2015, the civil liberties community and members of Congress have repeatedly asked the NSA for information about how widespread the CDR program is, but the NSA has been unable or unwilling to provide that information.

The State Police know every time you drive on or off Cape Cod

The State Police know every time you drive on or off Cape Cod

For more than three years, the Massachusetts State Police have been using cameras to record the license plate number of every vehicle that enters and leaves Cape Cod, building a vast and growing database that now counts more than 100 million trips.

NSA phone surveillance may end soon thanks to a bipartisan bill introduced to Congress

NSA phone surveillance may end soon thanks to a bipartisan bill introduced to Congress

A group of bipartisan Senators and House Representatives have introduced legislation that would end the NSA’s mass surveillance of American phone records.

School of Privacy - schoolofprivacy/TUMBLR enabled SSL support for blogs!

School of Privacy - schoolofprivacy/TUMBLR enabled SSL support for blogs!

So we have been using tumblr for a long time and a few years back we started requesting support for SSL and they finally made a option feature in your themes settings if you go to edit appearance you can select enable HTTPS which will add full SSL support for your tumblr blog/site.

This Runner Is a Hitman. His GPS Watch Tied Him to a Mob Boss Murder

This Runner Is a Hitman. His GPS Watch Tied Him to a Mob Boss Murder

While detectives were investigating Fellows, they came across a photo of the suspect wearing his Garmin Forerunner during 2015’s Great Manchester 10K ( he ran 47:17 , pictured above) two months before the murder of Massey that July.

Are ‘10-Year Challenge’ Photos a Boon to Facebook’s Facial Recognition Technology?

Are ‘10-Year Challenge’ Photos a Boon to Facebook’s Facial Recognition Technology?

Rhue , an assistant professor of information systems and analytics at the Wake Forest School of Business, said the #10YearChallenge could conceivably provide a relatively clean data set for a company that wanted to work on age-progression technology.

The Long Fight to Stop Mass Surveillance: 2018 in Review

The Long Fight to Stop Mass Surveillance: 2018 in Review

One of the new bits of evidence we asked the court to take note of in Jewel came from the UK, where NGOs including Big Brother Watch have also been challenging surveillance by the NSA and its closest international partner, GCHQ.

Blank Space: Why Taylor Swift doing facial recognition is a bad idea

Blank Space: Why Taylor Swift doing facial recognition is a bad idea

While Swift is rightly concerned for her safety, the increasing use of facial recognition in public spaces, like concerts or protests, is deeply disturbing.

The Creepy Line

The Creepy Line

Offering first-hand accounts, scientific experiments and detailed analysis, The Creepy Line examines what is at risk when these two tech titans have free reign to utilize the public’s most private and personal data to manipulate society.

Face surveillance as a “security” measure will not stop violence

Face surveillance as a “security” measure will not stop violence

And contrary to claims we’ll hear for the next few decades from law enforcement about the life saving properties of face surveillance tools, it’s unlikely that the technology will ever stop a mass shooting, terrorist attack, or other serious threat to public safety.

DigitalBits: An Economy Reimagined – DigitalBitsOrg – Medium

DigitalBits: An Economy Reimagined – DigitalBitsOrg – Medium

DigitalBits is a protocol layer Blockchain designed to help facilitate mass market liquidity of various digital assets and integrate with existing apps to drive market-adoption of Blockchain technology. Applications utilize DigitalBits technology to facilitate mass market liquidity of various digital assets.

Snowden Files Declaration in NSA Spying Case Confirming Authenticity of Draft Inspector General Report Discussing Unprecedented Surveillance of Americans, Which He Helped Expose

Snowden Files Declaration in NSA Spying Case Confirming Authenticity of Draft Inspector General Report Discussing Unprecedented Surveillance of Americans, Which He Helped Expose

Mr. Snowden’s short declaration confirms that a document relied upon in the case, a draft NSA Inspector General Report from 2009 discussing the mass surveillance program known as Stellar Wind, is actually the same document that he came upon during the course of his employment at NSA contractor.

Press release: UK intelligence agency admits unlawfully spying on Privacy International

Press release: UK intelligence agency admits unlawfully spying on Privacy International

https://privacyinternational.org/sites/default/files/2018-03/A1.%20Claimant%27s%20re-amended%20statement%20of%20grounds.pdf The challenge to the acquisition, use, retention, disclosure, storage and deletion of ‘Bulk Personal Datasets’ (BPDs) and Bulk Communications Data (BCDs) by the UK Intelligence Agencies was commenced by Privacy International on 8 June 2015.

UK Surveillance Regime Violated Human Rights

UK Surveillance Regime Violated Human Rights

On September 13, after a five-year legal battle, the European Court of Human Rights said that the UK government’s surveillance regime—which includes the country’s mass surveillance programs, methods, laws, and judges—violated the human rights to privacy and to freedom of expression.

Top court rules UK mass interception of fiber-optic cable traffic violates the right to privacy: a victory, but how big?

Top court rules UK mass interception of fiber-optic cable traffic violates the right to privacy: a victory, but how big?

One of those efforts has just come to fruition: the European Court of Human Rights has ruled that the UK’s use of mass surveillance, as revealed by Snowden, violates the fundamental right to privacy.

• Chart: The Crimes Americans Worry About Most

• Chart: The Crimes Americans Worry About Most

That's according to a new Gallup poll which found that 67 percent of U.S. adults frequently or occasionally fret about having personal, credit card or financial information stolen by hackers.

EFF To Maine, Massachusetts Courts: Rule Requiring Warrants to Access Cell Phone Location Data Applies to Real-Time Searches

EFF To Maine, Massachusetts Courts: Rule Requiring Warrants to Access Cell Phone Location Data Applies to Real-Time Searches

EFF, in partnership with ACLU chapters in Massachusetts and Maine, is asking the state courts to recognize, as the Supreme Court did in U.S. v Carpenter, that people have a constitutional right to expect privacy in their physical movements, which can be revealed in minute detail by the cell phones they carry.