Danny sez, "Following on from the memo allowing torture overseas, Kurt Opsahl from EFF has spotted a footnoted reference to a memo from the Administration that says 'our Office recently concluded that the Fourth Amendment had no application to domestic military operations.'
So, if you're abroad and deemed an enemy combatant you can be tortured. If you're in the US, and you're caught up in a "military operation", you lose the bill of rights. Where exactly is the constitution supposed to apply?"
Today, the Electronic Frontier Foundation launched About Face, a new national campaign to end governmental use of facial recognition technology for surveillance at all levels -- city, state and federal.
Back in 2017, EFF, ACLU and ACLU of Massachusetts sued the US government on behalf of 11 travelers whose devices had been subjected to warrantless, suspicionless searches by Customs and Border Protection at the US border.
EFF has just posted a job listing for a development director, seeking someone to "take charge of EFF's eleven-person Development Team in their efforts to raise over $13 million each year," starting late 2019 or early 2020.
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With just days until the official start of summer, your seasonal plans are likely much like everything else these days — unfocused, scattershot, and incredibly situational. Well, it might be time to put some structure into the next few months, which could potentially start with getting reacquainted with the great outdoors. You remember that place, […]
For the past five years, the march toward getting a smart speaker in every home has pushed methodically forward. This year, more than a third of all U.S. adults will have one of the 88 million active smart speakers in your house. That number was up 32 percent from 2019 and up 85 percent from […]