• The Dark Side of Campus Efforts to Stop COVID-19

    by Grace Watkins

    While colleges have a legitimate interest in suppressing virus transmission on campus, it is dangerous to expand the surveillance powers of campus police. 

  • Why Filming Police Violence Has Done Nothing to Stop It

    The evidence suggests body cameras and other technological solutions to police violence are inadequate because the police are protected against consequences even if their misdeeds are recorded. 

  • Canada approved secret phone-tapping during Cold War

    The surveillance program, codenamed “Picnic,” began as an emergency effort during the Korean War, but federal agencies collaborated with telephone companies in 1954 to continue the wiretaps, says Dennis Molinaro, who teaches history at Ontario’s Trent University.

  • Invasion of the Data Snatchers

    by Catherine Crump and Matthew Harwood

    Big Data and the Internet of Things means the surveillance of everything.

  • The More Things Change...

    by Jim Sleeper

    A blast from the past, as a New York Times letter to the editor from 1970 on surveillance resonates remarkably well today.