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March 28, 2012, 5:28 pm
Docs Reveal FBI Used Muslim Outreach As Guise to Collect Intel

For at least four years, federal agents used Muslim community outreach meetings at mosques in Northern California as a guise to collect intelligence and catalog the identities, personal information, religious views and travel of religious leaders and congregants, FBI documents obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union revealed yesterday.

March 23, 2012, 1:40 pm
New Counterterrorism Guidelines Allow U.S. to Hold Americans’ Data Longer

Signed yesterday, the new rules will allow the government to hold data on U.S. citizens who are not suspected of terrorist activity for 10 times longer than before.

February 3, 2012, 2:21 pm
NYPD Eyed Shia Muslims Based on Religion

News that the NYPD recommended increasing the surveillance of thousands of Shiite Muslims and their mosques, based solely on religion, is the latest report in the AP’s ongoing investigation into the department’s controversial intelligence unit and its questionable tactics.

October 21, 2011, 2:03 pm
FBI Criticized for Collecting Racial and Ethnic Data

Arab-Americans in Michigan, African-Americans in Georgia and “broad swaths” of Latino-Americans communities across multiple states are some of the groups … Continue reading

October 5, 2011, 6:43 pm
NYPD Secretly Monitored City’s Muslim “Partners”

“Imams like [Sheik Reda] Shata — men who embrace American freedom and condemn the radicals they feel have tainted their … Continue reading

September 28, 2011, 1:58 pm
New Details of FBI Terrorism Watch List Revealed

According to documents obtained by The New York Times, the FBI’s terrorism “watch” list contains 420,000 names. About 8,000 of … Continue reading

September 8, 2011, 2:34 pm
Mall of America Shoppers Find Themselves Ensnared in the War on Terror

Don’t let your elderly father forget his phone at a food court at the Mall of America. This was a … Continue reading

August 31, 2011, 12:51 pm
New Evidence of NYPD’s Controversial Spy Unit

In a follow up to its investigation we wrote about last week, the Associated Press published documents today that give … Continue reading

August 24, 2011, 6:26 pm
AP Documents Expansion of NYPD into “Domestic CIA”

Today the Associated Press published a months-long investigation into secret efforts by the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and … Continue reading

August 23, 2011, 5:23 pm
ACLU Pushes for Info on Digital Tracking

Ever wonder how police might be collecting information from your Facebook profile? If recent Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests [PDF] … Continue reading

August 18, 2011, 4:30 pm
Boston Airport Tests ‘Chat Downs’ to Detect Suspicious Activity

If you are planning a trip in the near future through Boston’s Logan International Airport, you may want to consider … Continue reading


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