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Is part of Chelsea Manning's legacy increased surveillance?

The Conversation US | Posted 01.20.2017 | Technology
The Conversation US

By Sanjay Goel, University at Albany, State University of New York The military's most prolific leaker of digital documents has ushered in an age of ...

The Titanic Sails At Dawn: Warning Signs Point To Danger Ahead In 2017

John W. Whitehead | Posted 01.09.2017 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

Despite our best efforts, we in the American police state seem to be stuck on repeat, reliving the same set of circumstances over and over and over again.

The Radical Jesus: How Would the Baby in a Manger Fare in the American Police State?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 12.19.2016 | Religion
John W. Whitehead

Jesus was born into a police state not unlike the growing menace of the American police state. But what if Jesus, the revered preacher, teacher, radi...

Power To The People: John Lennon's Legacy Lives On

John W. Whitehead | Posted 12.13.2016 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

"You gotta remember, establishment, it's just a name for evil. The monster doesn't care whether it kills all the students or whether there's a revolut...

In the Era of Synopticon, We Are Being Watched

AsiaToday | Posted 11.14.2016 | World

By AsiaToday reporter Kim Yujin - "I can't afford to buy a house anyway. I'd rather go out for nice brunch." The youth of today will be outraged if y...

Law Enforcement Uses StingRays To Spy On Americans And Lies About It

Kris Hermes | Posted 09.26.2016 | Politics
Kris Hermes

In this relatively uncharted tech landscape, the state can easily and indiscriminately spy on us, invade our privacy, and push the limits of democracy with little regard for the consequences of such widespread abuse.

An eye in Baltimore's sky: the story of a city under secret surveillance

Danny Buerkli | Posted 09.25.2016 | Impact
Danny Buerkli

The Baltimore Police Department, with the support of two wealthy Texan philanthropists, thought they had found an innovative solution to the city's cr...

Eternal Vigilance Requires Informed, Serious And Concerned Citizens

Gary Hart | Posted 09.10.2016 | Politics
Gary Hart

A great nation such as ours cannot function on perpetual high alert, nor will we become a frightened people. But eternal vigilance requires informed, serious and concerned citizens. We owe it to those who perished to do nothing less.

Report Shows NYPD Surveillance Of Muslims Violated Regulations

The New York Times | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 01.03.2017 | Religion

The New York police repeatedly broke rules governing intelligence-gathering while targeting Muslims for surveillance after the terrorist attacks of Se...

The Greatest Threat To Our Freedoms: A Government of Scoundrels, Spies, Thieves, Ruffians, Rapists And Killers

John W. Whitehead | Posted 08.16.2016 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

The systemic violence being perpetrated by agents of the government has done more collective harm to the American people and our liberties than any single act of terror.

There Will Be No Second American Revolution: The Futility Of An Armed Revolt

John W. Whitehead | Posted 07.19.2016 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

We are poised at what seems to be the pinnacle of a manufactured breakdown, with police shooting unarmed citizens, snipers shooting police, global and domestic violence rising, and a political showdown between two presidential candidates equally matched in unpopularity.

'I Am No One,' A Conversation with Patrick Flanery

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 07.11.2016 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Photo: Andrew van der Vlies Patrick Flanery earned a B.F.A. in film at NYU and worked in the film industry before moving to the U.K, where he complet...

'We the Prisoners': The Demise of the Fourth Amendment

John W. Whitehead | Posted 07.01.2016 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

In a carceral state--a.k.a. a prison state or a police state--there is no Fourth Amendment to protect you from the overreaches, abuses, searches and probing eyes of government overlords.

A Week in the Life of the American Police State

John W. Whitehead | Posted 06.24.2016 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

"Those who corrupt the public mind are just as evil as those who steal from the public purse."--Adlai Stevenson, 23rd Vice President of the United Sta...

Senate Push To Expand Secretive, Warrantless Surveillance Fails... For Now

Reuters | Adam Goldberg | Posted 06.22.2016 | Politics

By Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Republican-backed proposal in the Senate to expand the FBI's secretive surveillance powers after the mass shoo...

Activists on Film: Police Body Cameras and the First Amendment

Brynne O'Neal | Posted 06.20.2016 | Politics
Brynne O'Neal

As new studies cast doubt on claims that body cameras reduce violence by and against police, it is essential that police departments consider carefull...

Will Philadelphia Adhere to Decades-Old Restrictions on Police Infiltration at Upcoming DNC Protests?

Kris Hermes | Posted 06.09.2016 | Politics
Kris Hermes

With the Democratic National Convention (DNC) less than two months away, the Philadelphia Police Department (PPD) has remained virtually silent on its security plans.

Facial Recognition Will Soon End Your Anonymity in Public

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 06.06.2016 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

We accept the fact that we are constantly being recorded because we expect this to have virtually no impact on our lives. But this balance may soon be upended by advancements in facial recognition technology.

Eric Holder: Edward Snowden Performed A 'Public Service'

CNN | Adam Goldberg | Posted 05.30.2016 | Politics

Chicago (CNN) Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says Edward Snowden performed a "public service" by triggering a debate over surveillance techn...

Secret Text In Senate Bill Would Give FBI Warrantless Access To Email Records

The Intercept | Adam Goldberg | Posted 05.26.2016 | Politics

A provision snuck into the still-secret text of the Senate’s annual intelligence authorization would give the FBI the ability to demand individuals...

What It Takes to Be President of the American Police State: Anti-Big Money, Anti-War, Pro-Constitution, Freedom-Loving Candidates Need Not Apply

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.24.2016 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

Long gone are the days when the path to the White House was open to anyone who met the Constitution's bare minimum requirements of being a natural bor...

Shame On the U.S. Supreme Court for Making a Mockery of the First Amendment

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.18.2016 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

All the justices had to do was right a 60-year wrong that made it illegal to exercise one's First Amendment rights on the Supreme Court plaza.

Twitter Bars Intelligence Agencies From Using Analytics Service

The Wall Street Journal | Adam Goldberg | Posted 05.08.2016 | Technology

Social media firm cuts access to Dataminr, a service used to identify unfolding terror attacks, political unrest...

Censored, Surveilled, Watch Listed and Jailed: The Absurdity of Being a Citizen in the American Police State

John W. Whitehead | Posted 04.26.2016 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

In the American police state, the price to be paid for speaking truth to power (also increasingly viewed as an act of treason) is surveillance, censor...

Exploring an Enlightened Consciousness Around Terrorism

Annette Blum | Posted 04.25.2016 | World
Annette Blum

These days, major terrorist events might only make the news for a few days, or only hours. We are flooded with an unprecedented amount of disturbing imagery, and in many corners of the world, people have become immune to the harshness of death and distrust.