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Big Brother is Watching: The Fundamental Rights and Fourth Amendment Implications of Chicago's City-Wide Surveillance Network

True story: law school does, in fact, get easier in your second year. The caveat, however, is that you become ridiculously busy. Hence the lack of updates over the past few months. 175 more words

Law

The NSA - my ally

Mass surveillance and data retention are widely and emotionally debated topics in Europe. Now, a Dutch court ruled, that the exchange of data is legal even though its source is mass surveillance, because the intercepting state is an ally, here in particular the US with its NSA. 185 more words

Privacy

German Intelligence Service ordered to start spying on U.S. and Britain 

Angela Merkel has ordered its intelligence service to spy on the U.S and Britain for the first time since 1945, according to reports.

The move will see Germany’s equivalent of MI5, the BND, monitor British and American spying operations on its soil. 132 more words

News

Careful...Someone's Watching

Careful…Someone’s Watching

A new UK law requiring Internet service providers (ISPs) and mobile companies to store user data reflects a growing and worrisome trend of… 140 more words

Whistle-Blower's Private Postal Letter Opened, Scanned & Published by "Legacy Foundation" (UCSF)

I knew, particularly since Edward Snowden’s revelations, that all our private electronic communications (email, among others) are under mass surveillance by government agencies (NSA/CIA and other bodies) and involve mail services such as Gmail, YahooMail, Hotmail and AOL mail. 1,444 more words

BBC News: UN warns on surveillance 'dangers'

I saw this story on the BBC News and thought you should see it:

UN warns on surveillance ‘dangers’

Too many governments are “rubber-stamping” mass surveillance programmes, warns the United Nations human rights watchdog. 9 more words

Security

EFF: UN Human Rights Report and the Turning Tide Against Mass Spying

This report turns the tide in the privacy debate at the United Nations and opens the door for more substantive scrutiny of states’ surveillance practices and their compliance with international human rights law.   

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Human Rights