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DOCUMENT RELEASE: 26 Pages of Docs Related to Chicago Police Dept’s Cell Phone Spying Operations

We are pleased to publish a marvelous 26-page document trove which was released 6 February 2017 by “The Atlantic” magazine’s “CityLab” website.  CityLab published a collection of documents from 27 US police departments detailing the extent to which US big-city police agencies have acquired and are using cell phone spying hardware and software.  With this … Continue reading

“Don’t Worry, It’s Only Metadata”: US Government Lies About Effectiveness of Metadata Collection by FBI/NSA

We’ve been doing a lot of websurfing today, and we found a couple of excellent bits of research related to the NSA’s telephone metadata collection – a mass surveillance program that the Gestapo or KGB would have died for – that is being run by the US versions of those fine organizations: the NSA and … Continue reading

Tor Project Executive Director Andrew Lewman’s Response to Our 2nd “Open Letter” to Tor

We have just received an email response to our 2nd “Open Letter” to Tor from Andrew Lewman, Executive Director of the Tor Project.  His letter, which we reprint in its entirety, speaks for itself; however, we will publish our response to it later today or tomorrow. Lewman’s letter grossly misrepresents many of the points we … Continue reading

Tor Project: Surreptitiously Funded by US Defense, State Departments in 2011 via “Cutout” Company, “NGO”?

We love the Internets!  We love how you can start out looking at one thing, and then get slowly, imperceptibly drawn away towards something else, and then, all of a sudden… TECHNICOLOR! That’s what happened to us today. We started out by opening up our “Friends of WikiLeaks – Chicago” Twitter account to see if … Continue reading

Meet Bill Binney, National Security Agency Whistleblower, in Laura Poitras’ “The Program”

In Julian Assange’s interview with Erin Burnett on CNN the other night, he mentioned a National Security Agency whistleblower named Bill Binney. We had never heard this man’s name before; however, as we were putting together the transcript of the Burnett/Assange interview, we came across some articles about him. Today, while researching the EFF’s revelations … Continue reading

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