Apple's Security Expert Joined the ACLU to Tackle 'Authoritarian Fever'

Apple security expert Jon Callas, who helped build protection for billions of computers and smartphones against criminal hackers and government surveillance, is now taking on government and corporate spying in the policy realm.
Kim Zetter
machine learning

Facing Tomorrow's High-Tech School Surveillance

Installed in the wake of recent high-profile mass shootings, controversial facial recognition systems that scan students’ faces could be the not-too-distant future for schools across America and beyond.
Rose Eveleth

Nearly $1 Million Awarded to Trans Women Denied Surgical Care

Alina Boyden and Shannon Andrews of Wisconsin have just won an important battle in the fight for transgender health care protections.
Diana Tourjée
Fighting Words

Brett Kavanaugh Is a Threat to Disabled People’s Rights

Kavanaugh’s record suggests he doesn’t recognize the inherent humanity and value of the disability community at large.
s.e. smith
transgender health care

Trans Woman Says CVS Refused to Fill Her Hormone Prescription

Hilde Hall tells the ACLU she left an Arizona CVS near tears after the pharmacist on duty "humiliated" her.
Marie Solis
reproductive rights

Iowa Supreme Court Strikes Down 72-Hour Abortion Waiting Period

Planned Parenthood of the Heartland and the ACLU won their suit to overturn unconstitutional restrictions on abortion rights in the state.
Marie Solis
Rise Up

Washington's Newly Signed Voting Rights Act Empowers Communities of Color

The state admitted to weakening Latino votes based on racist practices. Now, it's committed to change.
Kimberley Richards
net neutrality

ACLU: To Protect Democracy, Cities Should Build Their Own ISPs

In a report sent to more than 100 mayors in 30 states who had expressed support for net neutrality, the American Civil Liberties Union recommends a move to municipally-owned broadband.
Kaleigh Rogers
Rise Up

Three People-Powered Advocacy Campaigns to Watch in 2018

These campaigns are using our moment of upheaval to mobilize people to protect birth control, voting rights and against economic inequality this year and beyond.
Emily Weitz
Rise Up

Trump's First State of the Union Presented An Exclusionary Vision of America

From birth control, to DACA, to a passive aggressive comment aimed at firing Robert Mueller, Trump employed campaign rhetoric to remain divisive.
Emily Weitz
The Rundown

Take Action on the Anniversary of Trump's Muslim Travel Ban

The fight to protect the rights of immigrants and refugees continues one year after the president's infamous executive order banning citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries.
Aaron Barksdale
Vote Now

How Voter Roll Purges Strip Eligible Voters Of Their Rights Across The Country

Thousands of eligible voters in places like Indiana, Ohio and more are mistakenly denied the right to vote due to these practices
Kimberley Richards