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Turn Back Time Tuesday: Enemy of the State

Anybody remember this movie? This was my first introduction to the facts surrounding mass surveillance.  Movies prior to Enemy of the State showcased surveillance methods that employed techniques considered primitive (by today’s standards). 48 more words


Keeping up with world standards of oppressive surveillance - updated draft of Polish antiterrorist law

Few days ago Polish Government Center of Legislation has released updated draft of new act on antiterrorist measures introduced supposedly to aid Polish special services in preventing terrorist attacks and conducting efficient counter-terrorism operations in case an attack occurs. 895 more words

Law And Legislation / Prawo I Legislacja

SoCal Cops Getting Ready To Use Surveillance Drones

Source: RT
April 28, 2016

Four police departments in Riverside and San Bernardino counties in California are gearing up to deploy drones in daily operations. Lawmakers worry that the public’s privacy could be at stake under current law, as police are required to obtain a warrant before conducting drone surveillance. 26 more words


Mass Surveillance

Anti-terrorism mass surveillance practices examined by Kurzgesagt (German for “in short; in a nutshell”).


“What’s the Evidence Mass Surveillance Works? Not Much,” Lauren Kirchner, … 66 more words

UK report finds rising digital privacy concerns

A comprehensive study of Brits’ usage of and attitudes to digital media, conducted annually by telecoms watchdog Ofcom, suggests there is growing concern among web and app users about the privacy of their personal data. 716 more words


UK spy agencies systematically amass data on innocent people, legal challenge reveals

Privacy campaign group Privacy International says documents it has obtained through a legal challenge to the UK security agencies data-harvesting practices illustrate the extent to which spies have systematically and secretly amassed a cache of data on UK citizens for the past 15 years — regardless of whether a particular individual is suspected of a crime. 1,300 more words


European privacy watchdogs unhappy with draft EU-US data transfer deal

If you were under the impression that a new data transfer agreement had been locked down between Europe and the US — to restore legal confidence in commercial data flows across the Atlantic — think again. 1,120 more words