Our new report shows that 'Countering Violent Extremism' programs rely on debunked methodology lacking any record of counterterror success, while providing a ready-made infrastructure for spying on American Muslim communities.
In an amicus brief accepted by the New York State Court of Appeals, the Brennan Center argued that Facebook should be allowed to protect the privacy of its users by challenging the constitutionality of "bulk" warrants for personal data.
Reuters reported today that Yahoo complied with a government directive last year to scan all of its incoming customers’ e-mails for certain content. This broad a search of content by a company has never previously been reported.
Candidates are taking the debate stage for the first time in the general election, and are likely to discuss crime, policing, and national security. New data analysis and briefing memos unpack some of the rhetoric around these issues.
“Predictive Policing” computer systems — which use data to forecast where crime will happen or who will be involved — provide a “misleading and undeserved imprimatur of impartiality,” and rely on profoundly limited and biased data.
More than 30 organizations sent a letter to the Director of National Intelligence and the Director of the NSA, urging them to halt reported changes to rules governing how the NSA can share the data it collects through overseas surveillance.