All Articles on Privacy

This case highlights how the government has been exploiting an under-examined section of the Stored Communications Act that creates a gaping loophole to Fourth Amendment protections. (Photo:Shutterstock) Views
The Government Cannot Force E-mail Companies to Copy and Save Your Account ‘Just in Case’
Making sure that email gets proper Fourth Amendment protection is one of the ACLU’s priorities
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'Breathtaking and Terrifying': UN Food Relief Agency Partners With CIA-Funded Software Firm Palantir
Data privacy advocates decried the $45 million deal as "horribly irresponsible and potentially incredibly harmful."
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Warning More Surveillance Would Violate Civil Liberties at Border and Beyond, Rights Groups Say So-Called "Smart Wall" Is Dumb
"We should not have to choose between a physical wall—a monument to xenophobia—and a surveillance-based 'smart wall'—which poses a serious threat to civil liberties."
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A new study detailed how Google tricks regular users into “opting in” to constant tracking with deceptive UX flows and default settings. (Photo: Screenshot) Views
Google Screenwise: An Unwise Trade of All Your Privacy for Cash
With each passing day, it’s increasingly clear that we can’t rely on the “ethics” and “value systems” of corporations to judge their own messaging around consent
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A Surveillance Wall Is Not a Good Alternative to a Concrete Wall
The federal government frequently treats the U.S. border as if it were a Constitution-free zone, and people who want to cross the border as if they were nefarious criminals. That is wrong.
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The new fifth-generation 5G cellular technology will bring a revolution to America every bit as transformational as was the transition from dial-up modems to high-speed broadband. (Photo: Screenshot) Views
How Libertarian Theology and Trump Are Destroying the Internet—and America
According to Trump and his billionaire libertarian owners, the safety and security of America is not the proper role of government. Not our air, our water, our public lands, or even our internet
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France Hits Google With $57 Million Fine for Violating EU's New Consumer Privacy Rules
"This fine should serve as a wake-up call for all companies whose business models are based on data exploitation to take data protection and individuals' data rights seriously."
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'Not a Good Answer': Privacy Advocates Reject Democratic Proposal for 'Technological Wall' With Expanded Border Surveillance
"'More surveillance' has become the default answer to far too many difficult policy questions."
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'Zuckerberg Must Resign Now': Outrage After Report Shows Facebook Let Corporate Partners Read Users' Private Messages
"An incredibly damning indictment of Facebook, every single paragraph," one critic said of the bombshell New York Times report
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These systems threaten to further entangle people with law enforcement, ripping families apart and increasing the likelihood of racially biased police violence. (Photo: Amazon) Views
Amazon’s Disturbing Plan to Add Face Surveillance to Your Front Door
It is doing so without regard for how the technology will be exploited by law enforcement, ICE, and other government agencies prone to violence and racial discrimination
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