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Chris Sprigman and I have a new piece up at The Daily Beast about NSA illegal mass surveillance. This time we're looking at the role of the secret FISA Court, which is what the Administration always points to when it tries to assure Americans that there are no dangers from the emerging NSA Panopticon. Read more » about Secret FISA Court Must Go
Lawmakers in Washington are again weighing in on who should and should not qualify as a journalist—and the outcome looks pretty grim for bloggers, freelancers, and other non-salaried journalists. Read more » about Congress and the Justice Dept's Dangerous Attempts to Define “Journalist” Threaten to Exclude Bloggers
As you may know, both the ACLU and EPIC have brought legal challenges to the NSA's collection of Americans' phone records and related traffic data (metadata). Read more » about Calling All Big Data Experts for Amicus Brief in Phone Records Surveillance Cases
Today the Mozilla Foundation joined an illustrious group of computer scientists and privacy researchers in an amicus brief the Center for Internet and Society filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Jonathan Mayer and I wrote the brief, arguing that weev's conviction in U.S. v. Read more » about Mozilla, Professors, Scientists, Researchers Stand Up for Weev
Online stalking, harassment, and invasions of privacy can be incredibly destructive. Yet very little empirical data exisits regarding these incidents. This paucity of data hinders educational, support, research and policy efforts. Without My Consent, a non-profit organization seeking to combat online invasions of privacy, is conducting research to better understand the experiences of online harassment. If you are 18 or older and have experienced harassment on the Internet, please consider taking their survey. Read more » about Without My Consent is Seeking Research Participants to Better Understand Online Harassment
We at the Center for Internet and Society are writing an amicus brief on Weev's behalf. Signatories must join by JULY 5th. Email me if you want to be a signatory on the brief. My email is jennifer at law dot stanford dot edu.
That brief will argue as follows: Read more » about Calling All Security Researchers for Amicus Brief in U.S. v. Auernheimer (weev)
This morning, the NY Times posted my op-ed, co-authored with CIS affiliate scholar Chris Sprigman, arguing that the two federal statutes the Obama Administration has pointed to as authorizing NSA mass surveillance of our phone calls, emails, chats, social networking, etc. -- the FISA Amendments Act and the Patriot Act -- don't actually authorize the NSA's conduct. Read more » about OpEd-pocylpse on NSA's illegal and unwise surveillance