surveillance

Max Blumenthal Reveals Surveillance Program in Yemen Run by Cambridge Analytica Parent Company SCL Group

June 1, 2018

Journalist Max Blumenthal published documents showing how Cambridge Analytica’s parent company SCL Group ran a secret counter-insurgency operation in Yemen on behalf of a US-based military contractor, called Project Titania. The UK government likely contracted it, exploiting NGOs and spying on populations in the Middle East

Feds Secretly Monitoring the Black Lives Matter Movement

December 2, 2017

The FBI and DHS justify the surveillance by claiming Black Lives Matter activists are “black supremacist extremists” prone to violence. But it’s really just an attempt to criminalize black protestors and silence the movement, says Stephanie Llanes of the Center for Constitutional Rights

Join The Dots: Data WTF?

November 8, 2017

Kam Sandhu and Matt Kennard discuss the ways in which our data is being used by data brokers, tech elites and financial technology companies in order to make assessments of us. Is all data credit data?

Pentagon: US Empire ‘Collapsing,’ So Give Us More Money

July 30, 2017

A new Pentagon study says the U.S. may be losing its dominant position in world affairs and that the DoD needs a “wakeup call”–but Col. Lawrence Wilkerson says the report is really about using fear to drum up more money for the military

Domestic Extremism and the Case of the Toronto 18

June 29, 2017
The Canadian and the US state is trying to manage domestically the threats they themselves have created because of their foreign policies, explains Jeremy Kowalski, author of “Domestic Extremism and the Case of the Tornoto 18”

Surveillance State

October 12, 2016
Promotional materials obtained by civil rights organization show Geofeedia tapped social media feeds to track activists on behalf of police in Baltimore and Ferguson

Baltimore Police Defend Secret Surveillance Program

August 25, 2016

Officials would not say why a private company using a plane to track city residents was hired and funded outside public purview

FCC, Media Consolidation and Internet Regulations

July 18, 2014
Jeff Cohen discusses several Freedom of Information issues, including a new campaign encouraging whistleblowing, the case of journalist James Risen, and net neutrality

Government Officials To Spy on Workers With Secret Clearance

March 11, 2014

Former NSA analyst and whistleblower Kirk Wiebe says potential whistleblowers will be silenced with new mass surveillance system

Joe Tropea on Anti-Vietnam War Activism

February 26, 2014
Tropea: The history of anti-Vietnam War actions shows protesters creatively adapting to state repression