Author: JP Massar

A Letter to the President on Surveillance Tech

By Eric Neville, Oakland Privacy Member. Dear President Obama: I question the legitimacy of using any secret technology in attempt to uphold the law.  As an illustration of the inherent vitiation of the legal process, I offer the Stingray cell…

The BBC Gives Oakland Privacy Its Due

The city council’s decision to limit the DAC was a victory for Oakland Privacy and Hofer, who has since been elected chair of the city’s first Privacy Advisory Commission, which has been given the task of scrutinising every new piece…

Oakland vs. Big Data Brother

British author Timandra Harkness took note of our success in the Bay Area, featuring the work of Oakland Privacy as Chapter 8 of her new book Big Data: Does Size Matter? An updated and truncated online version of our work is here.…

Oakland Privacy Timeline

  1999 March. Urban Warrior.  A military force “invades” Oakland as a training exercise. A precursor to “Urban Shield.” 2008 DAC began with a grant from the Dept. of Homeland Security in 2008 to the Port of Oakland to secure…