Happy Thanksgiving to all my American site visitors! News updates will resume tonight. For now, I’ve got to get cooking. I wish you all a great day filled with family and friends and laughter.
From the FTC: Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez announced the appointments of Latanya Sweeney as the agency’s Chief Technologist and Andrea Matwyshyn as a Senior Policy Advisor on privacy and data security issues. Dr. Sweeney is a professor of government and technology at Harvard University and the founder and director of Harvard’s data privacy [...]
The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board will be holding a public hearing on Monday, November 4: Consideration of Recommendations for Change: The Surveillance Programs Operated Pursuant to Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act and Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act All sessions will be streamed live on www.c-span.org and live on [...]
Grant Gross reports: About 4,500 people have indicated they plan to attend a rally Saturday in Washington, D.C., to protest surveillance programs run by the U.S. National Security Agency. Organizers with StopWatching.us are hoping for a large crowd to protest the NSA’s mass surveillance programs detailed in leaks from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden this year. Read [...]
From Freedom of the Press Foundation: Freedom of the Press Foundation has taken charge of the DeadDrop project, an open-source whistleblower submission system originally coded by the late transparency advocate Aaron Swartz. In the coming months, the Foundation will also provide on-site installation and technical support to news organizations that wish to run the system, which has been renamed [...]
Coming up on October 8, 2013: The Brennan Center for Justice presents: Caught in the Net: What Does the Government Do with Americans’ Data?featuring Laura Donohue Georgetown University Law Center Rachel Levinson-Waldman Brennan Center for Justice Julian Sanchez The Cato Institute moderated by Julia Angwin Wall Street Journal October 8, 2013 9:00 a.m. – [...]
If much of this morning’s updates seem like yesterday’s news, that’s because they are. A server crash resulted in the loss of yesterday’s entries when we had to restore from backup. I suppose it could have been worse.