Privacy Matters

Industry: biometrics business valued at $10 billion by 2018

According to a new report published by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., the President and CEO of biometrics firm SmartMetric posits that the industry will be worth $10 billion by 2018. 

Perfect security? Perfect surveillance state

Donald Rumsfeld and the militarization of domestic police

Will Congress mandate a warrant for access to our emails? What about location tracking?

This guest blog was written by ACLU of Massachusetts intern Max Bauer

In the mid-1980s, Senator Patrick Leahy decided it was time for Congress to update its privacy laws. The changing landscape of electronic communications technologies Americans used wasn’t reflected in our privacy law, and the Vermont senator set out to fix that.

MBTA to install more cameras on city buses

What's the matter with CISPA?

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What's the big deal about CISPA, anyway? Watch this quick video to learn why we must oppose this so-called 'cyber-security' bill. And then take action. And then tell your friends and family to take action.

"IT, Security and Power" with Bruce Schneier

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Privacy expert Bruce Schneier and Harvard Berkman Center's Jonathan Zittrain discuss IT, Security and Power. Check it out.

IRS, DHS, ATF and more: the latest surveillance news

Does the IRS get warrants when it searches through our emails? The ACLU wanted a simple answer to this simple question, and so filed a FOIA request to the agency to find out. My colleague Nate Wessler explains what they learned:

"This Conversation Is Being Recorded"

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Over the weekend I spoke on a panel at the National Conference for Media Reform in Denver. Check it out.

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