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Forbidden Knowledge: Stingray cellular surveillance, DoJ antipathy for the Fourth Amendment, and the consequences of police militarization

Beau Hodai July, 2014 Download Report in PDF Format View Source Materials Archive Part 1: Introducing the fish Harris Corporation, a Delaware corporation headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, is a true corporate behemoth– reporting $5.11 billion in total revenue for 2013, … Continue reading

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Arizona’s prospective new top cop: when profit motives and the public interest collide

By Beau Hodai September, 2013 Intro: the potential bid A former Corrections Corporation of America “senior director of business development” and lobbyist is planning to run for the office of Arizona’s top law enforcement officer. View source materials archive. On … Continue reading

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DBA Press releases Anonymous/Lulzsec FBI records archive

DBA Press and the Center for Media and Democracy (DBA/CMD) release FBI records pertaining to Anonymous “hacktivist” group Lulzsec. The heavily redacted records were released to DBA/CMD by the FBI on December 6, 2013, in response to a DBA/CMD Freedom … Continue reading

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Arizona Governor Jan Brewer Private Prison Archive

December 1, 2013 DBA Press releases records obtained from the office of Arizona Governor Jan Brewer pertaining to private prison operators, private prison lobbyists. Jump to archive. Key pieces of information contained in this records set include: – ADC Director … Continue reading

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DHS I&A DSAC records illuminate aspects of federal public-private intelligence partnership: Wikileaks, Anonymous, Booz Allen Hamilton, career CIA officers at DHS domestic intelligence office

By Beau Hodai November 18, 2013 DBA Press and the Center for Media and Democracy (DBA/CMD) release records obtained from the Department of Homeland Security Office of Intelligence and Analysis (DHS I&A) pertaining to the operations of the Domestic Security … Continue reading

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Inside the OpenMIND: open source social media data mining and predictive policing

By Beau Hodai November 11, 2013 Records recently obtained by DBA Press and the Center for Media and Democracy (DBA/CMD) shed light on a technology, OpenMIND, utilized by law enforcement/counter-terrorism fusion center personnel in gathering and analyzing mass amounts of … Continue reading

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New Records Detailing FBI, Fusion Center Monitoring of Activists, Anarchists

DBA Press releases an additional 1,784 pages of Phoenix Police Department Homeland Defense Bureau (PPDHDB) records pertaining to Occupy Phoenix and other Phoenix area activist groups. Access records here (filed under “records relating to PPD/ACTIC and other fusion center monitoring … Continue reading

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Dissent or Terror: How the Nation’s Counter Terrorism Apparatus, in Partnership with Corporate America, Turned on Occupy Wall Street

May 20, 2013 DBA Press and the Center for Media and Democracy release the result of a year-long investigation: “Dissent or Terror: How the Nation’s Counter Terrorism Apparatus, In Partnership With Corporate America, Turned on Occupy Wall Street.” The report, … Continue reading

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