terrorism surveillance of political activistsThe FBI, Homeland Security, and corporations have repeatedly been exposed spying on political activists as “terrorists.” Tactics include informants, wiretaps and undercover cops.

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Here are some recent articles about terrorism surveillance:

Ag Industry Compares My Kickstarter to the “Death Star”

My Kickstarter campaign to purchase drones and investigate factory farms is still going (just hours left!), but the agriculture industry has already taken notice.

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Agriculture Trade Groups Crack Down on Journalists’ Rights

In response, a journalist is fundraising for drones to monitor factory farms.

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Why None of the NSA’s Ideas Are Worth Spreading

Mashable asked me to respond to the National Security Agency’s address at TED 2014.

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TED Interviews Will Potter About Treating Environmentalists as Terrorists

I’m thrilled to share this lengthy interview I did with the TED team about my journalism, and the dangers of labeling protest as “terrorism.”

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Is he your best friend? Or an undercover cop?

An interview with Kennedy’s former friend who is now releasing a documentary about the notorious undercover cop who spied on protesters.

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Spying on Democracy

Why should you care about surveillance, if you’ve done nothing wrong?

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Radio New Zealand Interviews Will Potter on Spying, Ag-Gag Laws, and the Global War of Information

One of New Zealand’s most popular radio programs focuses on state surveillance and the criminalization of dissent. Jeremy Rose talks with author Will Potter.

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Homeland Security Warned Terrorism Officials About a Petition

The Department of Homeland Security distributed a counter-terrorism bulletin to police warning about a petition against USDA animal cruelty.

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Hacking, Leaking, and Investigative Journalism — C-SPAN Video

C-SPAN covers a panel discussion on hacking, whistleblowers, ag-gag laws and more with Will Potter, Gabriella Coleman, and Gráinne O’Neill.

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Historic “McLibel” Leaflet Was Co-Created by This Undercover Cop

Bob Lambert, while working as an undercover cop, co-wrote the infamous leaflet about McDonald’s that led to the “McLibel” trial, the longest court case in English history.

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