Civil Liberties

tech-power

Police Are Feeding Celebrity Photos into Facial Recognition Software to Solve Crimes

Law enforcement agencies are using facial recognition systems with little to no rules, found a new study by the Georgetown Law Center on Privacy and Technology.
Sarah Emerson
5.16.19
Postscript

You Will Ruin Lives in This Surveillance Game, the Only Question Is Why

'Orwell: Ignorance is Strength' asks difficult questions about liberty and safety, and offers no pat answers.
Cameron Kunzelman
4.6.18
iran

Young Iranians Are Using These Apps to Bypass Government Oppression

Amid censorship and "moral police", the youth of Iran are looking to their smartphones for civil liberties.
Virginia Vigliar
8.6.17
crime

The Problem with Dramatic Finger-Pointing Courtroom Moments

This centuries-old trope of criminal trials where witnesses point at the accused may be linked with wrongful convictions.
Marella Gayla
7.17.17
State of Surveillance

Human Rights Activists Are Asking 8 Countries How Much They Spy on Each Other's Citizens

Are international surveillance agreements just a way to avoid local anti-spying laws?
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.13.17
Features

WEDIDIT's ACLU Benefit Was About Fighting For Our Freedom to Do Whatever We Want

Including doing it doggystyle on the dancefloor.
Jazper Abellera
3.17.17
Internet

The US Government Wants to Know If You Buy a Dildo Online

Thanks to a long-running legal case, online retailers will now have to disclose their customers' purchases to certain state governments. Privacy campaigners are outraged.
Sirin Kale
12.15.16
News

The First Black Woman DA in Alabama History Wants to Shake Up the Death Penalty

Lynneice Washington won an historic election this November even as Donald Trump destroyed Hillary Clinton in Alabama. Here's what she has planned.
Casey Tolan
12.5.16
News

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Trump is bringing Obama's half-brother Malik to tonight's debate, a fight broke out in New York over a nude Hillary Clinton statue, Michael Moore unveiled his new Trump documentary, and more.
VICE Staff
10.19.16
News

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Tim Kaine says the Trump organization is "octopus-like" at the VP debate, Yahoo reportedly spied on millions of users' emails for the government, Hurricane Matthew leaves 11 dead in the Caribbean, and more.
VICE Staff
10.5.16
Stuff

A Law Professor Explains Why You Should Never Talk to Police

James Duane says you shouldn't say anything to a cop for any reason, you shouldn't plead the Fifth, and you shouldn't stay silent. So what should you do?
Harry Cheadle
9.20.16
News

How Cops Have Turned Baltimore into a Surveillance State

Privately funded planes recording city residents from the sky, systematic racism, failed trials for killer cops—can policing get any worse in Baltimore?
Rachel M. Cohen
9.13.16
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