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
asset forfeiture

Justice Department doubles down on unpopular anti-crime strategy

Keegan Hamilton
Alexa Liautaud
7.17.17
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
travel ban

Grandparents aren’t “bona fide” relatives under latest travel ban

Keegan Hamilton
Gabrielle Bluestone
6.29.17
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
Civil Liberties

Border Patrol is searching phones almost twice as often since Trump took office

Noah Kulwin
4.13.17
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
Civil Liberties

Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden threatens to filibuster if Trump goes after encryption

Jason Leopold
11.17.16
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