May 20, 2020

Big Brother Rolls On

Life as we used to know it has been upended. But before anyone else declares that “nothing will ever be the same” let us not forget that Big Brother never sleeps.  From California to Maine, the mass surveillance of lawful
May 7, 2020

Contact Tracing Needs Strong Safeguards

Until safeguards are put in place to prevent mission creep and other abuses of data collected through electronic contact tracing, the privacy and security of Americans could be undermined long after the emergency has ended
February 25, 2020

Defending Rights & Dissent Backs Bill to Rein In Foreign Intelligence Surveillance

Defending Rights & Dissent is supporting the Safeguarding Americans' Private Records Act (SAPRA), a bi-partisan bill to rein in surveillance.
September 10, 2019

Church Committee Final Report, Book III, 1976

Take a deep dive into the observations of Senate staff regarding FBI tactics toward civil society. Direct link: Original document name: Church Committee Report Book III [wpv-post-taxonomy type=”resource-type”], [wpv-post-taxonomy type=”geo”], [wpv-post-taxonomy type=”yr”]
June 24, 2019

House Rejects Amendment to Curb NSA Surveillance

Under so-called “backdoor searches,” agencies, including the FBI and DEA, search these communications without ever obtaining a warrant.
May 17, 2019

CBP Admits to Targeting Journalists, Activists, After Civil Society Groups, Including Defending Rights & Dissent, Demanded Answers

After revelations that Customs and Border Patrol (CBB) had monitored journalists, human rights lawyers, and activists, Defending Rights & Dissent joined with a 100 civil society demanding answers. In a May 9, 2019 response letter, CBP admits for the first time to having engaged in this monitoring, though it defended its actions.
March 7, 2019

Two New DHS Domestic Spying Scandals Revealed

Both Immigrations and Custom Enforcement (ICE) and Custom and Border Patrol (CBP) are engaged in monitoring and tracking First Amendment protected activity.Monitoring of political speech is inherently chilling. It is also outside the jurisdiction of both ICE and CBP.
February 4, 2019
j edgar hoover FBI Building

FBI Caught Spying on Anti-Racist Groups…Again

The FBI opened a counterterrorism investigation into racial justice group By Any Means Necessary (BAMN). The precipitating incident was a counter protest against the white supramcists. At the protest, individuals brought knives and violently stabbed anti-racist counter protesters. This led the FBI to investigate...the counter protesters
August 17, 2018

Stop Spying

We’re working to stop spying by pushing for policy fixes at the national and local that put serious limits on government invasions of privacy.   From undercover cops infiltrating activists groups on the local level to the NSA’s mass surveillance
June 13, 2018

Delmer Berg Sacramento FBI File

Direct link: Original document name: Delmer Berg Sacramento FBI File.PDF [wpv-post-taxonomy type=”resource-type”], [wpv-post-taxonomy type=”geo”], [wpv-post-taxonomy type=”yr”]
June 13, 2018

Delmer Berg FBI HQ File

Direct link: Original document name: Delmer Berg FBI HQ File.PDF [wpv-post-taxonomy type=”resource-type”], [wpv-post-taxonomy type=”geo”], [wpv-post-taxonomy type=”yr”]
June 13, 2018

Community Action Commission Files (Delmer Berg)

Direct link: Original document name: Community Action Commission Files.pdf [wpv-post-taxonomy type=”resource-type”], [wpv-post-taxonomy type=”geo”], [wpv-post-taxonomy type=”yr”]
June 4, 2018

Letter to DOJ IG requesting investigation into FBI’s Device Miscalculation

Direct link: Original document name: DOJ_IG_Requesting_Investigation_into_FBIs_Device_Miscalculation 2018.pdf [wpv-post-taxonomy type=”resource-type”], [wpv-post-taxonomy type=”geo”], [wpv-post-taxonomy type=”yr”]
May 30, 2018

DHS Race Paper coalition letter, 2018

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April 9, 2018

Letter to SSCI re Wray Chinese Profiling

Direct link: Original document name: SSCI Wray Chinese Profiling.pdf [wpv-post-taxonomy type=”resource-type”], [wpv-post-taxonomy type=”geo”], [wpv-post-taxonomy type=”yr”]