Across Canada, police surveillance and intervention have long been a reality for groups working to stop development of fossil fuel extraction, including pipeline construction and fracking. But the passage of a new terrorism bill could represent an “open season on First Nations who are speaking out,” says an activist.
MéxicoLeaks, which allows whistleblowers to anonymously submit information, has already got some people fired.
Fidgeting, whistling, and sweaty palms are just a few of the signs listed in a confidential document to help TSA officers nab would-be terrorists.
“Don’t believe anything about this op-ed we’re running,” The New York Times tells readers.
There is scarce punishment, and lots of rewards, for generals who preside over disasters. Low-level soldiers aren’t so fortunate.
New Zealand’s spy agency watchdog is launching an investigation into the scope of the country’s secret surveillance operations following a series of reports from The Intercept and its partners. On Thursday, Cheryl Gwyn, New Zealand’s inspector-general of intelligence and security, announced that she would be opening an inquiry after receiving complaints about spying being conducted>>
“Is NYC’s new gunshot detection system recording private conversations?” asks Fusion in a recent story about ShotSpotter, a sensor technology currently being set up in the Bronx and Brooklyn. ShotSpotter sensors use microphone and satellite technology to detect, locate and report gunshots to police. Critics worry that the microphones are prone to false alarms, and more>>
It’s getting easier to secure your digital privacy. iPhones now encrypt a great deal of personal information; hard drives on Mac and Windows 8.1 computers are now automatically locked down; even Facebook, which made a fortune on open sharing, is providing end-to-end encryption in the chat tool WhatsApp. But none of this technology offers as much>>
A truly stunning debasement of the U.S. justice system just occurred through the joint efforts of the Obama Justice Department and a meek and frightened Obama-appointed federal judge, Edgardo Ramos, all in order to protect an extremist neocon front group from scrutiny and accountability. The details are crucial for understanding the magnitude of the abuse here. At the center>>
Thermal optic imaging and night vision devices to spot roadside bombs went missing and ended up online, says a Navy document.
Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., last week addressed the Free State Foundation to announce his new plan to undermine recently enacted net neutrality rules by going after the funding of the Federal Communications Commission, the agency behind the decision. The FCC’s approach to net neutrality represents “potential untenable rules and regulatory overreach that will hurt consumers,” said Walden, the>>
“Hostile” Israel possesses “the third most aggressive intelligence service against the U.S.,” says secret assessment.
Saudi Arabia already employs a team of U.S.-based lobbyists, lawyers, public relations professionals and even the chairman of one of the largest Super PACs. But now the Kingdom is hoping to buttress those efforts to influence American public opinion and policy by hiring politically connected tech talent. The latest addition to the Saudi lobbying team, newly>>
When the Republican National Committee convened in Chicago last August for its annual summer meeting, it unanimously approved a resolution urging the White House to supply a host of weapons, ranging from submarines to advanced warplanes, to the island nation of Taiwan. However, Justice Department records show the resolution was not written by any of the RNC’s members, but by>>