The Brennan Center and seven other privacy and civil liberties groups submitted a report to the United Nations Human Rights Council urging them to review the U.S.’s dragnet surveillance programs and their impact on human rights.
The NYPD is still infiltrating mosques and other community spaces, coercing informants to spy on their own communities, and adhering to a misguided theory of ‘conveyor-belt radicalization’ to identify potential terrorists.
The latest Snowden leak revealing the NSA's surveillance of five American Muslims raises new questions about whether the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court can be trusted to serve as a bulwark against government overreach.
An independent oversight board called the NSA's bulk collection program illegal. Then, last month, they gave the NSA a pass on warrantless collection of Americans’ calls and e-mails. Why the hands-off approach this time around?
The Supreme Court's recent decision requiring a warrant before police can search an individual's cell phone could boost current and future legal challenges to surveillance of Americans’ phone and Internet records.
The NYPD is targeting the city's Muslims in the hope of turning them into informants. Keeping people in jail because of their religion, even if just a "few hours longer" than normal, is unconscionable and unconstitutional.