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May 23, 2018

By Jake Laperruque

ICE Backs Down on “Extreme Vetting” Automated Social Media Scanning



ICE cyber monitoring In a major victory for civil rights and civil liberties advocates, ICE has shut down its plan to include unreliable automated social media scanning as part of an “Extreme Vetting” program. However ICE’s plans for Extreme Vetting are still problematic, espe

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Topics: Government Accountability, National Security, Contract Oversight

May 22, 2018

By Andrea Peterson

A Q&A with the NSA’s Internal Watchdog



Robert Storch NSA POGO talks with the NSA’s first independently-appointed Inspector General.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Whistleblower Protections, National Security

April 6, 2018

By Jake Laperruque

Three Key Reforms for Facial Recognition and Body Cameras



Facial recognition Police departments are moving forward with plans to incorporate real-time facial recognition in body cameras, creating serious risks to privacy and due process rights. Before adding facial recognition to body cameras, law enforcement should enact three cri

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Topics: Government Accountability, National Security

March 21, 2018

By Rebecca Jones

Short-Staffed: Vacancies Leave Life-Altering Oversight Work for Later



Empty conference room Several administrative review boards lack adequate membership to decide important questions of workers’ rights and surveillance oversight. As a result, workers can’t find relief and the American public is worse off.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Whistleblower Protections, National Security

February 2, 2018

By Danielle Brian

“The Memo”: Willful Ignorance and the House Intel Committee



Devin Nunes The House Intelligence Committee voted to publicly release its classified memo on the FBI while opting to be willfully ignorant of the facts and potential consequences of its actions. That's the biggest problem with #ReleaseTheMemo.

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Topics: Government Accountability, National Security

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