Category Archives: Privacy

Mass Surveillance Increases the Risk of Terror

An article on The Intercept covered an argument privacy advocates under-use: large dragnet based surveillance creates a ‘needle in the haystack’ effect. Given the nature of dragnet data collection, surveillance agencies loose the capacity to distinguish meaningful intelligence from the … Continue reading

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Two Years Post-Snowden: ACLU vs Clapper

On May 7th, after a near two year ordeal, the ACLU successfully won their case against James Clapper, the head of the National Security Agency. The second circuit court ruled that section 215 of the patriot act, concerning bulk telephone … Continue reading

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New Study Shows the Effects of Government Surveillance on Americans

A recent study by the Pew Research Center called “Americans’ Privacy Strategies Post-Snowden” asked Americans how they have changed their behavior after learning about the Snowden leaks. The results show that while the number of individuals taking serious steps are … Continue reading

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A Small Guide To Protecting Your Privacy

Originally written for the Students For Liberty Blogging Series, posted here on 12.15.14 It was almost two years ago that Edward Snowden began the NSA revelations by giving journalists like Glenn Greenwald a series of documents showing how the US … Continue reading

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