Big Brother

Brett Wilkins, staff writer
An RC-26 spy plane in flight. (Photo: Christopher Ebdon/Flickr cc)
Gov. Gavin Newsom's office has acknowledged that the surveillance "should not have happened."
Brett Wilkins, staff writer
More than 10,000 people turned out for a June 3, 2020 Black youth-led protest in support of Black lives near Dolores Park in San Francisco (Photo: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)
Such practices by police are "completely at odds with the First Amendment and...
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
A new letter to congressional leaders from 24 groups urges lawmakers to weigh extension of expired FISA authorities into traditional legislation as opposed to a Continuing Resolution or a coronavirus emergency bill.
The organizations sound alarms about potential "dragnet surveillance of...


Privacy advocates kicked off a new anti-surveillance campaign in style by floating an airship reading "Illegal Spying Below" - complete with helpful arrow - over the NSA's massive data center in Utah. Dubbed "the maiden patrol of the first anti-surveillance activist air force," the flight marked the launch of Stand Against Spying , a project by Electronic Frontier Foundation, Greenpeace, the Tenth Amendment Center and 20 more groups that seeks to outlaw mass surveilance, reform the FISA court,...