Noa Yachot

Noa Yachot is a communications strategist for the ACLU

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Friday, February 26, 2016 - 2:00pm
7 Reasons a Government Backdoor to the iPhone Would Be Catastrophic
You’ve likely caught wind of the fact that the government and Apple are in the midst of an intense legal showdown in what Edward Snowden has called “the most important tech case in a decade.” The battle is over the legality of a court order compelling Apple to write new software — which the company...
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Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 12:15am
Who’s Afraid of the Torture Report?
Multiple government agencies are doing their best to ignore a 6,900-page elephant in the room: a mammoth report, authored by the Senate Intelligence Committee, detailing the horrors of the CIA’s post-9/11 torture program. A New York Times’ article published today reveals an absurd and scandalous...
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Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 12:15pm
A Great Day for Seven Americans Formerly on the No Fly List
An extraordinarily secret government blacklist just got a little bit less secret. Seven American citizens who were banned by the government from air travel received word yesterday evening that they are cleared to fly. For them, the notice ends a years-long struggle to find out why they were...
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Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 2:15pm
Journalism is Under Attack, and Not Just in Ferguson
It is not a great time to be a journalist in America. The assault on the First Amendment by militarized police in Ferguson, Mo., continues unabated, and the press is not spared. Since the start of protests against the August 9 killing of Michael Brown, journalists in Ferguson have been arrested ,...
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 1:30pm
Don't Let the Torturer Play Censor
In a matter of weeks, the public could finally have access to information the CIA has been trying to keep secret for years. That is, unless the CIA decides otherwise. The summary of a Senate report documenting the CIA's use of torture is now with the Executive Branch for declassification. We have...
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Friday, October 25, 2013 - 9:09am
This Saturday, Demand an End to the Surveillance State
If the government had its way, no one would have any idea that it regularly tracks all of our phone calls and much of our online activity.
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