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PACE

Mass surveillance is counter-productive and ‘endangers human rights’<p>Session<p>The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has said that …

Human Rights Watch sues the DEA for a bulk records program that paved the way for the NSA

Perhaps the most controversial National Security Agency surveillance program is the one that collects metadata describing Americans' phone calls with …

Surveillance

The secret gadget that lets the police track your phone calls may have been used thousands of times

F<p>The StingRay is a type of surveillance device that mimics a cellphone tower and forces nearby mobile devices to connect to it. This means that the police would have access to phone calls, text messages, and other private data.<p>Authorities are said to be using the device to track down criminals, but …

Surveillance

66 Percent of Americans Now Live in a Constitution-Free Zone

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Erie County Sheriff Records Reveal Invasive Use of “Stingray” Technology

The New York Civil Liberties Union released today records it received from the Erie County Sheriff’s Office on its use of ”stingrays,” devices that …

Privacy has become a human rights issue for the digital age

Lawyer Elizabeth Knight is fighting for user protection but fears new European laws won’t go far enough<p>Most Read

Privacy

Cop in motorist shooting video gets new lawyer after previous counsel quits

• Home<br>• Daily News<br>• Cop in motorist shooting video gets new lawyer…<p>Civil Rights<p>A prominent South Carolina criminal defense lawyer is now representing a …

Facebook admits it tracks non-users, but denies claims it breaches EU privacy law

Social network claims privacy report commissioned by the Belgian privacy watchdog ‘gets it wrong multiple times’ over what Facebook does with user data<p>Facebook has admitted that it tracked users who do not have an account with the social network, but says that the tracking only happened because of …

As encryption spreads, U.S. grapples with clash between privacy, security

For months, federal law enforcement agencies and industry have been deadlocked on a highly contentious issue: Should tech companies be obliged to guarantee government access to encrypted data on smartphones and other digital devices, and is that even possible without compromising the security of …

Privacy

in News onApr 10, 2015 1:25 pm

<i>A Chicago Police officer films protesters and a journalist at the NATO demonstrations in 2012 (photo courtesy of Kate Harnedy)</i><p>Privacy advocates filed …

Privacy