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News Releases

An Open Letter to the Members of the Wassenaar Arrangement
2014-12-04
Reporters without Borders
As members of the Coalition Against Unlawful Surveillance Exports (CAUSE), Reporters Without Borders, Amnesty International, Digitale Gesellschaft, the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH)...
Companies that cooperate with dictatorships must be sanctioned
2011-09-06
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the criminal cooperation that exists between many western companies, especially those operating in the new technology area, and authoritarian regimes.
Draconian cyber security bill could lead to Internet surveillance and censorship
2012-04-12
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is deeply concerned with the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2011 (CISPA), the cyber security bill now before the US Congress.

Sources Select Resources

Bringing the Battlefield to the Border
The Wild World of Border Security and Boundary Building in Arizona
Miller, Todd
Article
2012
CounterPunch
The U.S.-Mexican border has not only become Ground Zero for every experiment in immigration enforcement and drug interdiction, but also the incubator, testing site, showcase, and staging ground for ev...
Companies that cooperate with dictatorships must be sanctioned
Sources News Release
Article
2011
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the criminal cooperation that exists between many western companies, especially those operating in the new technology area, and authoritarian regimes.
The Computers are Listening
How the NSA Converts Spoken Words Into Searchable Text
Froomkin,Dan
Article
2015
The Intercept
Top-secret documents from the archive of Edward Snowden show the National Security Agency can now automatically recognize the content within phone calls by creating rough transcripts and phonetic repr...
Eavesdropping on the Planet
The Inalienable Right to Snoop?
Blum, William
Article
2013
CounterPunch
Like a mammoth vacuum cleaner in the sky, the National Security Agency (NSA) sucks it all up: home phone, office phone, cellular phone, email, fax, telex … satellite transmissions, fiber-optic communi...
Fake cell phone 'towers' may be spying on Americans' calls, texts
Munoz, Eduardo
Article
2014
RT
More than a dozen 'fake cell phone towers' could be secretly hijacking Americans' mobile devices in order to listen in on phone calls or snoop on text messages, a security-focused cell phone company c...
How California police are tracking your biometric data in the field
Agencies are using mobile fingerprint scanners, tattoo and facial recognition software
Brown, J Pat; Maass, Dave
Article
2015
EFF and MuckRock
EFF and MuckRock got together to reveal how state and local law enforcement agencies are using mobile biometric technology in the field by filing public records requests around the country. Thousands ...
If U.S. Mass Media Were State-Controlled, Would They Look Any Different?
Snowden Coverage
Cohen, Jeff
Article
2013
CounterPunch
The Edward Snowden leaks have revealed a U.S. corporate media system at war with independent journalism. Many of the same outlets that missed the Wall Street meltdown and cheer-led the Iraq invasion h...
Information Overload
Driving a Stake Through the National Security State
Lindorff, Dave
Article
2012
CounterPunch
Here’s an idea. Let’s all start salting all of our conversations and our written communications with a selection of those 300 key words. If every liberty-loving person in America virus were to do thi...
Met police using surveillance system to monitor mobile phones
Gallagher, Ryan; Syal, Rejeev
Article
2011
Guardian
Civil liberties group raises concerns over Met police purchase of technology to track public handsets over a targeted area.
NSA, GCHQ mapping "political alignment" of cellphone users
New report reveals
London, Eric
Article
2014
World Socialist Web Site
New information made public by Edward Snowden reveals that the governments of the United States and United Kingdom are trawling data from cellphone “apps” to accumulate dossiers on the “political alig...
NSA's Path to Totalitarianism
Ever-Shrinking Democracy in America
Pollack, Norman
Article
2013
CounterPunch
The American National Security Agency (NSA) appears as a “rogue” organization, extremism in the putative service of liberty. Or better, call it, stripped of all cosmetics, the unerring mark of a Polic...
Obama defiant over NSA revelations ahead of summit with Chinese premier
Ackerman, Spencer; Roberts, Dan
Article
2013
Guardian
President says oversight of NSA surveillance programme should be left to Congress in comments criticising media 'hype.'
On Locational Privacy, and How to Avoid Losing it Forever
Blumberg, Andrew J.; Eckersley, Peter
Article
2009
Electronic Frontier foundation
Over the next decade, systems which create and store digital records of people's movements through public space will be woven inextricably into the fabric of everyday life. We are already starting to ...
Radio Frequency ID Removes Freedom
Article
2006
Radio Frequency ID violates the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and is part of the stealthy forging of a police state.
Selling your Secrets
The Invisible World of Software Backdoors and Bounty Hunters
Chatterjee, Pratap
Article
2014
CorpWatch
The documents released by whistleblower Edward Snowden reveal that the world of NSA mass surveillance involves close partnerships with a series of companies most of us have never heard of that design ...
Software that tracks people on social media created by defence firm
Gallagher, Ryan
Article
2013
Guardian
Raytheon's Riot program mines social network data like a 'Google for spies', drawing ire from civil rights groups.
The Stasi could only dream of such data
Britain, the birthplace of liberalism, has become the database state
Ash, Timothy Garton
Article
2008
Guardian Weekly
As technology increases the flow of stored data about individual actions, assurances of the "right to informational self-determination" must be hard won from governments. Government surveillance of ci...
Three Leaks, Three Weeks, and What We've Learned About the US Government's Other Spying Authority: Executive Order 12333
Jaycox, Mark M.
Article
2013
Electronic Frontier Foundation
The National Security Agency has been siphoning off data from the links between Yahoo and Google data centers, which include the fiber optic connections between company servers at various points aroun...
Vodafone Reveals Existence of Secret Wires that Allow State Surveillance
Garside, Juliette
Article
2014
The Guardian
Wires allow agencies to listen to or record live conversations, in what privacy campaigners are calling a 'nightmare scenario'.


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