Concise history of the American surveillance state.
Two one hour long video lectures by Eben Moglen.
Should you not know who Eben Moglen is, head over to Wikipedia to find out.
Oakland migrates policing to the opticon. Murders at an endemic high, police staffing at record lows, and the inability to solve even the simplest of murders. This initiative may help the hills with their property crimes, but little else.
Bruce Schneier offers up the most succinct explanation of the “it’s only metadata” whitewash yet.
Still, it doesn’t seem that the public really cares. Despite the blood spilled to obtain our basic rights, a single generation has squandered them.