Lisa Rein has written a pair of articles in Mondo 2000 with Tracy Rosenberg from OaklandPrivacy.org.
Tracy explains the importance of the Aaron Swartz Day Police Surveillance Project, and its mission of filing public records requests en masse, in order to retroactively determine what kinds of surveillance equipment and software a city’s Police and Sheriff Departments already have.
We will have a complete tutorial with templates and step-by-step instructions, so you to start doing this yourself, next week.
For now, please read these articles to get a better idea of why this project is so important, for all of us, right now.
How a little “working group” stopped Oakland from becoming a mini-fusion center for the Department of Homeland Security.
(How The Occupy Oakland Privacy Working Group became Oakland Privacy)
Interview with Oakland Privacy’s Tracy Rosenberg On The Aaron Swartz Day Police Surveillance Project