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Edward Snowden's disclosures about the NSA's spying programs have ignited a passionate, nationwide debate about privacy and surveillance....
Police Hunger for Drones May be Growing, but So Are Privacy Concerns | American Civil Liberties Union www.aclu.org
The ACLU’s Chris Calabrese testified yesterday before the Senate Commerce Committee in a hearing on the economic benefits and the safety, privacy, and First Amendment implications of unmanned aerial vehicles — drones — which are poised to invade U.S. airs
As you may have heard, Justin Bieber is being investigated for egging his neighbor's home in Los Angeles. If the damage is found to be $400 or more, Bieber could be charged with felony vandalism under California law. A wrinkle that makes this different th
This holiday season we finally know: Santa isn't the only one watching to see who's been naughty or nice..."/>
Yesterday, a federal district court in Massachusetts ordered the government to provide Mark Anthony Reid, a U.S. Army veteran who has spent over a year in immigration detention, with the basic due process of an immigration bond hearing. The court held tha
Guantánamo has become a symbol of injustice, abuse and disregard for the rule of law. Since it opened, almost 800 men have passed through Guantánamo’s cells. Today, 171 men remain imprisoned there; 89 of those men have been unanimously cleared by intellig
Ars Technica reported yesterday that AT&T has confirmed it will allow web sites to pay money so that data downloaded from those sites will not be counted against customers’ monthly data caps....
While I was semi-disconnected from the grid over the holidays, one of the things I missed was an article in the Washington Post detailing the results of a poll on Americans’ privacy attitudes....
Sheriff Lee Baca stunned the public this week by announcing that he will immediately retire as the head of Los Angeles County jails. His announcement marks another milestone in the ACLU's campaign to end the culture of rampant deputy-on-prisoner violence
Graphs by MIT Students Show the Enormously Intrusive Nature of Metadata - "He (Obama) made it sound like metadata spying isn't a big deal, when it's pretty much the golden ticket." www.aclu.org
You've probably heard politicians or pundits say that “metadata doesn't matter.” They argue that police and intelligence agencies shouldn't need probable cause warrants to collect information about our communications. Metadata isn’t all that revealing, th