Privacy Matters

Going to Ottawa? Watch what you say at the airport.

Watch what you say as you travel through security and customs controlled areas at the Ottawa airport: officials will soon record your every word.

Dream a (little) dream

These students were detained in Tucson, Arizona, after a May 2010 sit-in at US Senator John McCain’s office, where they urged him to support the DREAM Act. (Source)

Outrage on leak hypocrisy may lead to a harsh 'secrets act,' advocate warns

President Obama has overseen an unprecedented war on whistleblowers, indicting six people in just three years -- more than all prior presidents combined. But his administration is now under fire for hypocrisy, accused of leaking sensitive or classified information to reporters in order to glorify the President.

Move over, cyberwar: is there an inside threat to US digital networks?

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'Lessons from the Bin Laden raid and cyberwar' with Chris Soghoian

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Chris Soghoian yesterday announced that he will join the ACLU's Speech, Privacy and Technology Project as Principal Technology and Senior Policy Analyst. The organization is lucky to have him!

Sleeping with the enemy?

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Special security events leave a lasting mark

It's now pretty well established: if your city plays host to a major "National Special Security Event" like a major party convention or global summit, your police department will probably gain broad new powers to restrict or intimidate dissent and tens or hundreds of millions of dollars of

Snatch and grabs on video

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We've written a lot about the militarization of the police; it will continue to be an issue we highlight here and in our advocacy work for years to come.

Terror Tuesday: What is left of our Constitutional system?

Let’s go back to school for a minute. Remember learning that the United States had three separate branches of government and a system of checks and balances to prevent any one branch from becoming too powerful? 

Drones crash. A lot.

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