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Privacy Advocates Express Fears About Next Generation Light Bulbs

The American Civil Liberties Union is warning about the potential dangers of "Smart-City" projects that include the use of LED light bulbs and technology...

U.S. Senate Wants to Censor “Terrorist Activity” on Social Media Sites

The Senate Intelligence Committee has approved a new measure which would force social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to report content...

Uber Bans Guns, New York Driver Robbed at Gunpoint

Within weeks of announcing that the company would not allow drivers to carry guns, an Uber driver in New York has been robbed at...

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal Vetoes License Plate Reader Surveillance Bill

On Friday, Louisiana Republican Governor Bobby Jindal vetoed SB250, a bill aimed at "using automatic license plate recognition systems to identify stolen vehicles and...

FBI Claims They Are Not Responsible for Secrecy on ‘StingRay’ Surveillance

For the last decade local police across the nation have been purchasing and training in the use of cell site simulators, alternatively known as...

“We Are Always Listening”: Anti-NSA Campaign Gone Too Far?

The conversations of New York City residents and visitors are being secretly collected in several public locations throughout the city, according to an anonymous...

Surveillance State: FBI Spied on Keystone Pipeline Activists

The Keystone XL Pipeline is once again making headlines. The project, which proposes creating a 1,700-mile pipeline from Canada’s tar sands region to refineries...

Threat of Surveillance Grows as New York City Installs “Gun Shot...

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced an expansion to a pilot program that uses "gun shot detector" microphones as part of an...

Jeb Bush Supports NSA Surveillance Program to “Keep Us Safe”

Jeb Bush, former Governor of Florida and rumored 2016 GOP Presidential candidate, defended the National Security Agency's massive surveillance program on Wednesday, calling it "hugely...

Report: NSA Bracing for Major New Leaks

New Leaks Not Related to Edward Snowden by Jason Ditz, February 15, 2015 Though the NSA is characteristically not discussing the matter publicly, reports citing private...

Judge rules you cannot sue the NSA for secretly spying on...

A California district judge ruled on Tuesday U.S. citizens cannot sue the National Security Agency for invading their privacy covertly unless the citizen can...

DEA Kept Secret Database of Americans’ Phone Calls

Collected Calls to Countries 'Linked to Drug Trafficking' by Jason Ditz, January 16, 2015 The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) was revealed to have conducted secret surveillance...

US Postal Service Surveillance Program Under Fire for Unjustified Snooping

Following leaks exposing the fact that the National Security Agency has been spying on Americans' digital communications in an indiscriminate and warrantless fashion, SFGate...

Obama Extends NSA Spying Powers Yet Again

Nine Months Later, Promises of Reform Still Unmet by Jason Ditz, December 08, 2014 Back in March, Attorney General Eric Holder was promising that the Justice...

New Malware Tool Aims to Detect Government Surveillance

EFF, Amnesty International Back Effort to Stop Surveillance by Jason Ditz, November 20, 2014 Amnesty International, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and other groups are throwing their...

Latest Assault On Privacy: Grocery Store Shelves That Watch You

Beginning in 2015, "retail surveillance" could become very common in grocery stores. Mondelez, the company that owns many major food brands like Chips Ahoy and...

Payback: Group Protests Government Spying By Tracking Obama At All Times

Many Americans are outraged over the privacy-invading programs run by US intelligence agencies. Such programs have collected thousands of communications from innocent, unknowing Americans. Now,...