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How Many Americans Are Rotting in Prison Because of Secret Evidence Collected by Spy Agencies?

By Andrew O’Hehir So the paranoid hippie pot dealer you knew in college was right all along: The feds really were after him. In the latest post-Snowden bombshell about the extent and consequences of government spying, we learned from Reuters reporters … Continue reading

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FBI pressures Internet providers to install surveillance software

By Declan McCullagh The U.S. government is quietly pressuring telecommunications providers to install eavesdropping technology deep inside companies’ internal networks to facilitate surveillance efforts. FBI officials have been sparring with carriers, a process that has on occasion included threats of contempt … Continue reading

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Does the NSA Tap That? What We Still Don’t Know About the Agency’s Internet Surveillance

By Justin Elliott Among the snooping revelations of recent weeks, there have been tantalizing bits of evidence that the NSA is tapping fiber-optic cables that carry nearly all international phone and Internet data. The idea that the NSA is sweeping … Continue reading

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The Seeds of Rebellion Are Taking Root, and Protests Against Injustices Are Blooming Across the Country

By Kevin Zeese & Margaret Flowers Stephen Shapiro describes Occupy as a “dandelion moment” in which the movement successfully dispersed seeds to float and root, thereby growing into a bigger movement. We would not limit the seeds to the US … Continue reading

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Technology to Protect Against Mass Surveillance

By Seth Schoen In the past several weeks, EFF has received many requests for advice about privacy tools that provide technological shields against mass surveillance. We’ve been interested for many years in software tools that help people protect their own privacy; … Continue reading

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Thurgood Marshall’s Prescient Warning: Don’t Gut the 4th Amendment

By Conor Friedersdorf In a story on the secret body of law being created by the FISA court, The New York Times reports that “in one of the court’s most important decisions, the judges have expanded the use in terrorism cases … Continue reading

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Despite What the President Said, There’s Nothing “Transparent” About a Secret Court Issuing Secret Rulings

By Trevor Timm On Charlie Rose last night, President Obama gave his most detailed defense of the NSA surveillance programs since a FISA court order demanding that Verizon hand over phone records information on all its US customers leaked to the … Continue reading

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Why the Spying Scandal Is a Serious Racial Justice Issue

By Imara Jones Given the massive investment in national security after 9-11, recent news that the federal government is spying on hundreds of millions of people in the United States and around the world may not have come as a … Continue reading

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NSA-proof encryption exists. Why doesn’t anyone use it?

By Timothy B. Lee Computer programmers believe they know how to build cryptographic systems that are impossible for anyone, even the U.S. government, to crack. So why can the NSA read your e-mail? Last week, leaks revealed that the Web … Continue reading

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Want to Make Anonymous Phone Calls? Keep It Simple

  By Fahmida Rashid   If the revelations that Verizon (and perhaps other telcomms) is handing over customer call records to the federal government has you scrambling for your tinfoil hat, there is a simple way to make sure those … Continue reading

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