ACLU

facial recogniition

Amazon's Facial Recognition Misidentified 1 in 5 California Lawmakers as Criminals

The ACLU tested Rekognition, Amazon's facial recognition technology, on photographs of California lawmakers. It matched 26 of them to mugshots.
Madeleine Gregory
8.13.19
immigration

ICE Raids Are Coming to 9 Major Cities on Sunday. Here's What You Need to Know.

They're meant to target 2,000 undocumented immigrants who have received deportation orders but will likely result in “collateral” deportations
Emma Ockerman
7.12.19
facial-recognition

A Second U.S. City Has Banned Facial Recognition

Somerville, which neighbors Cambridge, Massachusetts, just joined San Francisco in banning the use of facial recognition.
Caroline Haskins
6.28.19
abortion

Republicans Wanted Groups like Planned Parenthood to Sue Over Alabama's Abortion Ban. They Just Did.

It's exactly what Republicans wanted.
Carter Sherman
5.24.19
VICE News Tonight on HBO

What It’s Like at an Alabama Clinic Still Performing Abortions

At the Alabama Women’s Center, it's business as usual.
Shawna Thomas
5.18.19
immigration

Trump Can Keep Sending Asylum Seekers to Mexico While They Await Immigration Hearings, Court Rules

The decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a previous injunction on the administration's policy
Tim Marcin
5.8.19
asylum seekers

Trump policy requiring asylum seekers to stay in Mexico challenged in court

"Asylum seekers who are attacked, kidnapped, or killed in Mexico will be wholly unable to pursue their asylum applications.”
Emily Green
2.15.19
privacy

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
1.22.19
ice

ICE held a Marine veteran with PTSD for 3 days before realizing he was a U.S. citizen

"I almost had a heart attack when I heard that my son was in immigration's hands," his mom said.
Tess Owen
1.17.19
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
10.29.18
News

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
10.11.18
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
9.18.18
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