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Blacklisted as "Troublemakers," U.K. Construction Workers Struggle for Justice

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.14.2012 | World
Michelle Chen

An investigation by the UK government's Information Commissioners Office revealed that some of the country's most prominent construction firms had worked with a company to create a blacklist of workers with a history of being suspected "troublemakers" or labor advocates.

SHOCKING JAILHOUSE BEATING VIDEO: Inmate Attacked By Top Cop

Posted 03.14.2012 | Crime

Surveillance footage was released Tuesday showing a New York jail official savagely beating an inmate, which resulted in a $62,500 settlement and the ...

Hello Drones, Goodbye Privacy

Eugene K. Chow | Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics
Eugene K. Chow

A future where unmanned surveillance drones zip through the skies keeping tabs on civilians is no longer relegated to dystopic novels.

NYPD Surveillance Shows No Good Deed Goes Unpunished For American Muslims

Sahar Aziz | Posted 05.06.2012 | Religion
Sahar Aziz

So long as the police engage in systemic racial profiling and attendant criminal punishments, community outreach is futile, as well as disingenuous.

The Heroes Who Uncovered The NYPD's Muslim Surveillance

Munira Syeda | Posted 05.05.2012 | Religion
Munira Syeda

The AP team has done an amazing job in its months-long investigation of the NYPD. The revelations come at a critical time when we cannot afford to waste resources or implement ineffective measures in counter-terrorism.

America as Constitutional Republic: When Can the President Kill?

Doug Bandow | Posted 04.29.2012 | Politics
Doug Bandow

What should be done if there are no obvious battlefields and no certain combatants? Should propagandists be treated as fighters? Are any procedural protections required before a U.S. citizen can be killed?

Florida Woman Murdered In Thailand; Boyfriend Eyed By Cops

Posted 02.17.2012 | Crime

Police are looking for an Indian man who may have stabbed and strangled an American businesswoman to death in Bangkok, Thailand. The body of Wendy ...

The Undercover Drone

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 04.04.2012 | World
Christopher Brauchli

Permitting the United States to fly drones wherever it wants is the price a country may have to pay for friendship with the United States. Some countries may think that price too high.

U.S. v. Jones: The Battle for the Fourth Amendment Continues

John W. Whitehead | Posted 03.25.2012 | Crime
John W. Whitehead

As Justice Samuel Alito recognizes in his concurring judgment, physical intrusion is now unnecessary to many forms of invasive surveillance.

A Biometric Tower of Babel

Shelly Yachimovich | Posted 03.11.2012 | Technology
Shelly Yachimovich

The unrestricted flow of information over the Internet and social networks provides an opportunity to one of mankind's most glorious times. If we don't protect the public, this could easily become a mean of chaos, repression and dominance.

The Contradictions Of Obama's Outreach To American Muslims

Sahar Aziz | Posted 02.18.2012 | Religion
Sahar Aziz

If the government is serious about partnering with Muslim communities, it must stop behaving like an adversary. For starters, community outreach programs should not be exploited.

The Patriot Act Was Just the Start: 10 Years of Unrestrained Surveillance

Michelle Richardson | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics
Michelle Richardson

As members of Congress and the administration debate a new cybersecurity proposal, for once, our privacy must be considered just as high a priority as our security.

Not Without A Warrant

Leslie Harris | Posted 11.27.2011 | Technology
Leslie Harris

Anytime the government wants to peek at your online photos, read your emails, or track your mobile phone it should follow the same rules as it does offline, stand before a judge and get a warrant.

Review of Jay Feldman's 'Manufacturing Hysteria'

Michael Roth | Posted 11.13.2011 | Books
Michael Roth

Manufacturing Hysteria is a political book, aimed at reminding those dedicated to civil liberties (especially the right to dissent) how fragile our freedoms are and how "close to a police state" we have come over the last century.

Watch: Gaddafi Leaves Behind Trove of Secrets

The Huffington Post | Mark Hanrahan | Posted 11.02.2011 | World

Following Muammar Gaddafi's flight from Tripoli, the secrets of his repressive regime are being made public for the first time. Reporters have fou...

The Solution Is More, Not Less Europe

Antonio Borges | Posted 09.18.2011 | Business
Antonio Borges

It is hard to hold the course in the middle of a storm, but European policymakers need to if they want European integration to succeed.

Secret Service Investigates "People Looking At Computers"

Posted 09.07.2011 | Arts

"People Staring At Computers," the Tumblr blog with the rather self-explanatory title, went viral in late June and has already landed its creator in h...

New FBI Rules Go Too Far

Emily Berman | Posted 08.22.2011 | Politics
Emily Berman

Will an agent be able to resist the temptation of searching for information about neighbors, ex-girlfriends, or celebrities, knowing that he will not be asked to account for the search because no record of it exists?

Fighting for Our Privacy Rights, Against the FBI's New Powers

Sen. Jon Tester | Posted 08.16.2011 | Politics
Sen. Jon Tester

Under new rules, agents wouldn't have to show any "factual basis" of evidence to undertake surveillance. That's not how we do things in Montana or anywhere else in America.

The Faithful Shopper: Great Gadgets

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 08.16.2011 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Remember when a day at the beach meant getting away from it all, including the phone? I don't either. While I'm all for disconnecting, that definitely doesn't mean leaving any of my beloved electronics behind.

Cantronic System Goes Into Black In Q4

The Canadian Press | Posted 07.24.2011 | Home

VANCOUVER (CP) - Stock in Cantronic Systems Inc. (TSXV:CTS) soared 24 per cent Tuesday after the surveillance technology company announced it was in t...

Renewing the Patriot Act: Who Will Protect Us From Our Government?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 07.16.2011 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

What the Patriot Act did was legitimize a violation of Americans' long-cherished privacy rights. Its passage has snowballed into a massive assault on our constitutional freedoms.

LAPD Turns to High Tech Surveillance To Fight Crime

ktla.com | KTLA News | Posted 06.26.2011 | Los Angeles

MISSION HILLS (KTLA) -- The LAPD has a new tool to help cut down on crime in one valley neighborhood: a $360,000 high-tech surveillance camera system....

Getting Communications Security Right

Susan Landau | Posted 06.19.2011 | Technology
Susan Landau

The calculation is that on balance, the U.S. is better off with the deployment of strong cryptography than not. Each of these steps makes it easier for civilians to communicate securely.

The Surveillance Memos, and a Suggestion for Jack Goldsmith

Jameel Jaffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jameel Jaffer

Last week, almost five years after we filed our request under the Freedom of Information Act request, we managed to obtain two Bush administration legal memos about government surveillance.