May 072021
 May 7, 2021  Posted by  Featured News, Govt, Surveillance, U.S.

Devlin Barrett reports: The Trump Justice Department secretly obtained Washington Post journalists’ phone records and tried to obtain their email records over reporting they did in the early months of the Trump administration on Russia’s role in the 2016 election, according to government letters and officials. In three separate letters [Read More…]

May 072021
 May 7, 2021  Posted by  Business, Surveillance, U.S.

Stephen J. Cosentino and Ethan J. Sanders of Stinson LLP write: At select ballparks across the country, fans can speed through security screen procedures using thumbprint scans. Sports venues from Madison Square Garden to CenturyLink Field now use biometrics to enhance game day experience. Major League Baseball in particular has [Read More…]

May 062021
 May 6, 2021  Posted by  Business, Featured News, Surveillance, U.S.

Thomas Macaulay reports: Facebook is notorious for generating creepily personal ads from reams of user data, but most people don’t understand how the system works. Now, an attack ad campaign by Signal has shone some light on the opaque surveillance dragnet. The privacy-focused messaging app tried to buy “multi-variant targeted” ads on Instagram [Read More…]