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Surveillance

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.

The FBI: Going Rogue

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

Whereas the Constitution was once the rule of law, we have entered a phase in our nation's life where the government largely operates above the law. The activities of the FBI are a perfect illustration of this.

A Stronger Financial Architecture for Tomorrow's World

Dominique Strauss-Kahn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dominique Strauss-Kahn

Reform of the international monetary system is wide-ranging and complex. Global debate is only just starting. But we must all recognize that this is not something academic or abstract. We need concrete ideas.

Despite Harassment, Peace Activists Vow to Continue Work

Randall Amster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randall Amster

On January 25, 2011, people gathered in cities across America to demonstrate against the ongoing harassment of peace organizations and individual acti...

Elise Foley

House Poised To Extend Patriot Act

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to push through a vote on Tuesday evening to reauthorize the most contested provisions of ...

The New Power Girls: Is Our Technology Development Working Against Us?

The New Power Girls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
The New Power Girls

It's amazing that technology both crippled and aided an entire population all at once, which is what happened when Egypt blocked Internet access among its citizens.

When Can Cops Gain Access to My Private Info on Facebook?

G.W. Schulz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
G.W. Schulz

While the entire picture of government surveillance and investigative tactics online isn't clear, pieces of the broader story have surfaced, helping citizens better understand what may happen to their personal information on the Internet.

Polar Bear Swims for 9 days in Search of Sea Ice

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Alaska Dispatch News

Along the bear's eastward journey, she lost her yearling cub and 22 percent of her body weight: more than 100 pounds.

Renewing the Patriot Act While America Sleeps

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

Of course, there is no doubt that if we lived in a police state, it would be easier to catch terrorists. If we lived in a country that allowed the pol...

SBInet Is Dead, But Don't Expect an End to Costly Border Surveillance

G.W. Schulz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
G.W. Schulz

After months of inaction and hundreds of millions in taxpayer money handed over to defense giant Boeing Co., federal officials have chosen to give up on a troubled border surveillance initiative known as the "virtual fence."

Serious Guns and White Terrorism: Two Unasked Question in Tucson Mass Murder

Bill Quigley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Quigley

Question: How does a mentally unstable man who was kicked out of school and had run-ins with the law buy an assault weapon?

'Big Sister' Continues Push for Suspicious Activity Program

G.W. Schulz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
G.W. Schulz

Suspicious activity isn't a new legal phenomenon, but it has created a new stream of intelligence and sensitive personal information for the government to collect without absolute clarity about what should be considered genuinely suspicious.

The State of the Nation: Are We "Approaching Spiritual Death"?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

Fifty years ago, President Dwight D. Eisenhower cautioned the American people against an expansion of America's military empire. To our detriment, we failed to heed Eisenhower's warning.