Privacy Matters

Google says anything flowing across open WiFi is fair game

The war on climate activists is a war on the First Amendment

China's mandatory ID cards contain mental health, HIV status, and political opinion data on one billion citizens

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"Surveillance in China right now is like looking into a crystal ball and seeing what might happen in five years to everybody else. The people who know the details of China's program are either spying themselves, or risk harm if they talk about it."

How Boston's new mayor can make our city safer and more free

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This morning the City of Boston got a new mayor. We at the ACLU of Massachusetts congratulate Mayor Marty Walsh, and respectfully offer a few ideas about how he can make this already great city even better, particularly regarding relations between the police and the people.

Anyone who says metadata spying isn't extremely revealing is either misinformed or lying

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Through a PRISM darkly: Everything we know about NSA spying

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Federal court rules in favor of secret law

One of the hallmarks of authoritarian governments is secret law. When subjects don’t know how their government interprets laws shaping state power, it’s easy for officials to do lots of shady things in the dark. That’s especially true with respect to surveillance law—spying is meant to be secret, after all, and more often than not stays that way.

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