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In the best news since the last cool thing the government did, the Secret Service has acquired software that can supposedly detect “false positives” on the internet, including sarcasm. The software can also do all kinds of great stuff like “sentiment analysis” and “influencer identification” and is compatible with already vulnerable web browser Internet Explorer […]

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The NYPD disbanded its Demographics Unit — responsible for sending plainclothes agents to spy on Muslim communities — last month, but the spying hasn’t stopped. As the New York Times reports, the department’s Citywide Debriefing Team began asking local Muslims arrested for low-level crimes to inform police of the goings-on at mosques, cafes, and restaurants in exchange for […]

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In 2011, the Associated Press published an article detailing the ways the CIA assists the NYPD in its surveillance of the local Muslim community–a practice that’s now being challenged in several high-profile lawsuits. This prompted the CIA’s inspector general, who oversees Agency operations, to begin an investigation into the collaboration, as CIA agents are not […]

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Riot, a recently-revealed surveillance software package from security firm Raytheon, allows anyone to collect your personal information across all social networks, then analyze it to deduce some frighteningly personal facts about you: where you like to hang out, who your closest friends are, what you look like–that sort of thing. The Guardian obtained footage from 2010 of […]

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