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Eviction notice for DAPL protest camp should be viewed through the lens of military tactics - Boulder Weekly. Joel Dyer On Friday, Nov. 25, Colonel John Henderson, district commander of the U.S.

Eviction notice for DAPL protest camp should be viewed through the lens of military tactics - Boulder Weekly

FBI Surveillance Hacks Android Devices, Laptops. In recent months, Americans were aghast to learn that their phone calls were secretly being recorded and collected by a government agency, the NSA, when the extent of their indiscriminate wiretapping program was leaked to the public.

FBI Surveillance Hacks Android Devices, Laptops

But if you think that’s an invasion of privacy, you’d better hope the NSA never gets its hands on FBI surveillance techniques and tactics…such as the ability to remotely turn on the microphones in laptops and Android devices without you knowing it. How’s that for Big Brother? Because what’s a little espionage between family? We’ve all watched enough TV to know that wiretapping is no problem for the mishmash of acronymic government agencies (FBI, CIA, NSA, NASA, etc.), but those same shows have taught us certain assumptions about wiretapping, like the necessity of a warrant, and the necessity of the phone actually being in a call. Just like the rest of them. Warrantless Cell Phone Tracking, Drones, and FBI Surveillance.

By Trevor Timm Electronic Frontier Foundation | Last updated: Apr 22, 2012 - 11:08:24 AM What's your opinion on this article?

Warrantless Cell Phone Tracking, Drones, and FBI Surveillance

ACLU Public Records Requests Shed New Light on Use of Cell Phone Tracking Over the weekend, the ACLU released an exhaustive study of state and local law enforcement’s surveillance practices in regards to how often police forces are tracking citizens’ movements through their cell phones. Second Amendment Foundation. Tips, Tools and How-tos for Safer Online Communications.

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Trumpism Poses the Most Dire Threat to Academic Freedom in Recent Memory. Why you might want to think twice about surrendering online privacy for the sake of convenience. Action Network. Articles - Author's Page for Fair Org. Articles Listed By Date List By Popularity Saturday, October 29, 2016.

Articles - Author's Page for Fair Org

Department of Justice. Civil Rights Division. Futures Without Violence. Article 19: Defending freedom of expression and information. Human Rights Video. At Least Nine Ontario Police Agencies Helped Deploy Secret Surveillance Gear. At least nine police agencies in Ontario participated in a provincial program to deploy secret surveillance equipment in the province’s largest cities, according to documents released by Ontario’s Ministry of the Attorney General under a freedom of information request.

At Least Nine Ontario Police Agencies Helped Deploy Secret Surveillance Gear

Moreover, the documents reveal that local police were trained in “lawful access” techniques—a police euphemism for intercepting digital communications—in order to keep up with “rapidly changing technology.” US State Police Have Spent Millions on Israeli Phone Cracking Tech. This is part of a Motherboard mini-series on the proliferation of phone cracking technology, the people behind it, and who is buying it.

US State Police Have Spent Millions on Israeli Phone Cracking Tech

Follow along here. Tow Center for Digital Journalism. The Center established in early 2010, provides journalists with the skills and knowledge to lead the future of digital journalism and serves as a research and development center for the profession as a whole.

Tow Center for Digital Journalism

Operating as an institute within Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, the Tow Center is poised to take advantage of a unique combination of factors to foster the development of digital journalism. Its New York location affords access to cutting-edge technologists, a strong culture of journalism and multiple journalism and communication schools, with outstanding universities attached to them. The Tow Center is where technology and journalism meet, and where education and practice meet. Mission. North Dakota needs to immediately drop its outrageous charges against journalist Amy Goodman.

UPDATE [Oct. 15th]: North Dakota prosecutors have indicated they have dropped the trespassing charges against Amy Goodman, and instead will charge her with participating in a "riot.

North Dakota needs to immediately drop its outrageous charges against journalist Amy Goodman

" “I came back to North Dakota to fight a trespass charge. They saw that they could never make that charge stick, so now they want to charge me with rioting," Goodman said on Saturday. "I wasn’t trespassing, I wasn’t engaging in a riot, I was doing my job as a journalist by covering a violent attack on Native American protesters. " Out-of-control North Dakota prosecutors still pursuing reporter Amy Goodman, even after judge dismisses riot charge. How the Obama administration laid the groundwork for Trump’s coming crackdown on the press.

In the summer of 2009, less than a year after President Obama took office, one of the first orders of business for the newly empaneled Senate Judiciary Committee was passing a long-stalled federal ‘media shield’ bill, which would finally provide a uniform level of protection to reporters who get subpoenaed to testify against their sources in court.

How the Obama administration laid the groundwork for Trump’s coming crackdown on the press

The bill, which had previously been scuttled by Republican Congress, now had strong support in a Democratic Congress, and seemingly, a newly-elected Democratic president, who had co-sponsored an almost identical bill when he was a senator. But just as it looked like the bill would sail through Congress and make its way to the president’s desk, it was stopped in its tracks. President Obama suddenly reversed course from his previous position and announced he would oppose the bill if the Senate didn’t carve out a giant national security exception that would make the important protections within it all but meaningless.

Sen. Over 150 filmmakers and photojournalists call on major camera manufacturers to build encryption into their cameras. Camera manufacturers are behind the times compared to other technology companies.

Over 150 filmmakers and photojournalists call on major camera manufacturers to build encryption into their cameras

All iPhones and many Android phones come with encryption built into their devices. Communications services like Apple’s iMessage and FaceTime, plus Facebook’s WhatsApp, encrypt texts messages and calls by default. Rapid Responses For Compromised Phones. Protect Yourself. Tcij.org. Reporter's Recording Guide. This guide was researched and written by McCormick Legal Fellow Kristen Rasmussen, Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Legal Fellow Jack Komperda and legal intern Raymond Baldino. They built on the work of legal fellows and interns who contributed to previous editions. Techdirt. Defending your rights in the digital world. Security in-a-box [key project] Security in-a-box was first created in 2009 by Tactical Tech and Front Line Defenders, to meet the digital security and privacy needs of human rights defenders. Since then, the website has been updated and expanded to keep up to date with a rapidly-changing digital environment.

Security in-a-box includes:

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5 Acts of Creative Disruption by Ayla Harbin and Christa Hillstrom. This article accompanies 9 Strategies to End Corporate Rule, the Spring 2012 issue of YES! PRIVACY. When It Comes to Police Surveillance, Local Politics Matter. NSA to share data with other agencies without “minimizing” American information. On Thursday The New York Times reported that the Obama administration had recently finalized rules to give the National Security Agency (NSA) more leeway in sharing its vast trove of intercepted communications with the 15 other government agencies that make up the Intelligence Community.

Previously, agencies like the Drug Enforcement Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation would have to request information on a target from the NSA. Lawyer sues Chicago police, claims they used stingray on him. A local attorney has sued the the City of Chicago and numerous police officials in a proposed federal class-action lawsuit, claiming that he and countless others were unconstitutionally searched when the police used a cell-site simulator without a warrant.

TECHNOLOGY + CIVIL RIGHTS

NRCS North Dakota. NRCS Civil Rights Program in North Dakota. Civil Rights Certification and Compliance System - North Dakota Department of Transportation. Human & Civil Rights Organizations of America - Home. DOT - The Civil Rights Division. Department of Transportation North Dakota Education. Office for Civil Rights Compliance. About ACRI. The American Civil Rights Institute is a national civil rights organization created to educate the public on the harms of racial and gender preferences. National Action Network. National Action Network is one of the leading civil rights organizations in the Nation with chapters throughout the entire United States. National Black Justice Coalition. Oldest and Boldest. Thirteen Leading Civil Rights Organizations Issue Call for Action and Reforms in Response to Ferguson Tragedy. The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.

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