Missouri Reps Just Voted to Completely Defund the State’s Public Libraries
The new budget sets funds for libraries to $0. Library groups say the move is retaliation for suing the state over its recent book ban law.
Iranian Canadian Says Iran Detained Him, Tried to Force Him to Be a Spy
Behdad Esfahbod says he’s coming forward despite the risk to his family who still lives in Iran.
Hong Kong Police Are Pepper-Spraying Journalists as Part of a Hard-Line Response to Protests
“Anti-riot police are everywhere. Cars are stopped by roadblocks for searching," one protester said. "The scale of [stop and search] has never been seen before.”
UCLA Abandons Plans to Use Facial Recognition After Backlash
“Let this be a lesson to other school administrators: if you try to experiment on your campus with racist, invasive surveillance technology, we will come for you. And we don't lose."
Students Are Campaigning to Ban Facial Recognition From College Campuses
A new national campaign wants to stop facial recognition from invading U.S. college campuses.
'Virtual James Bonds': What Happens When Local Cops Become Federal Agents and Kill
Even DAs and police chiefs think the system is broken.
These Cops Are Seizing Cash from People Who Smell Like Weed Before They Fly to California
Smelling like cannabis and buying your ticket right before your flight from this Florida airport are apparently great reasons for cops to take your stuff.
Police Are Feeding Celebrity Photos into Facial Recognition Software to Solve Crimes
Law enforcement agencies are using facial recognition systems with little to no rules, found a new study by the Georgetown Law Center on Privacy and Technology.
Toronto police are using body scanners to reduce strip searches
It's the first police force in Canada to do so.
Hundreds of Iranians say lengthy security checks have stalled their immigration applications
Canada’s immigration ministry says Iranian government delays in sending over information have caused some of the holdups.
You Will Ruin Lives in This Surveillance Game, the Only Question Is Why
'Orwell: Ignorance is Strength' asks difficult questions about liberty and safety, and offers no pat answers.
Canadian cops admit to using Stingray devices to track cellphones en masse
Police have been using ISMI catchers for mass cellphone surveillance; civil liberties advocates call the practice "particularly invasive."