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The Results From Our Nationwide Cell Phone Tracking Records Requests

The Results From Our Nationwide Cell Phone Tracking Records Requests

By Allie Bohm, Advocacy & Policy Strategist, ACLU at 1:38pm

The ACLU has released the results of our public records requests to hundreds of police departments asking about their cell phone tracking policies. What we have learned is disturbing.

Yes, the States Really Reject Real ID

By Allie Bohm, Advocacy & Policy Strategist, ACLU at 3:21pm

Remember that time when Congress passed a law that tried to create a national database of drivers' information and turn drivers' licenses into national identification cards? And remember how groups from across the political spectrum joined forces…

Angry About the National Defense Authorization Act?

Angry About the National Defense Authorization Act?

By Allie Bohm, Advocacy & Policy Strategist, ACLU at 4:16pm

Now's the time to do something about it. We've just released a new toolkit with resources to help you fight the NDAA in your community.

Single-Sex Education Will Not "Save" Minority Boys

By Allie Bohm, Advocacy & Policy Strategist, ACLU at 1:24pm

Imagine you’re a principal confronted with these facts: according to a 2010 report, the dropout rates for Black and Latino males are well above 50 percent in most cities, and Black and Latino males are less likely than any other demographic…

ACLU Lens: Google's New Privacy Policy

ACLU Lens: Google's New Privacy Policy

By Allie Bohm, Advocacy & Policy Strategist, ACLU at 2:41pm

Google is following you. Yesterday evening, Google announced a new privacy policy effective March 1.

About Those Facebook Privacy Settings...

About Those Facebook Privacy Settings...

By Allie Bohm, Advocacy & Policy Strategist, ACLU at 3:11pm

So, you’ve done it all right. You’ve meticulously chosen your Facebook privacy settings so that only your closest friends can see the most personal information about you. No one else has access. Or so you think.

Turns out,…

The Patriot Act Anniversary Week Round-Up

The Patriot Act Anniversary Week Round-Up

By Allie Bohm, Advocacy & Policy Strategist, ACLU at 2:44pm

So. The Patriot Act turned 10 on Wednesday, October 26, 2011. And all we got were violations of our civil liberties. Well, that and this really awesome infographic, which contains information like this fun fact: Did you know that under the…

How Long Is Your Cell Phone Company Hanging On To Your Data?

How Long Is Your Cell Phone Company Hanging On To Your Data?

By Allie Bohm, Advocacy & Policy Strategist, ACLU at 10:17am

A Justice Department chart released to the ACLU through a public records act request reveals the location data retention policies of the major mobile carriers. What's your carrier's policy?

You're Getting Warmer...

By Allie Bohm, Advocacy & Policy Strategist, ACLU at 2:12pm

Last week, the Wall Street Journal profiled the StingRay. And I don't mean the sea creature. The StingRay is a device that acts like a cell phone tower — except it doesn't help your phone complete calls. Rather, it fools your phone into…

Your Cell Phone Knows Where You Were Last Night . . . Who Else Does?

Your Cell Phone Knows Where You Were Last Night . . . Who Else Does?

By Allie Bohm, Advocacy & Policy Strategist, ACLU at 12:36pm

Today, 34 ACLU affiliates are filing 379 public records requests in 31 states around the nation, seeking information about how our local law enforcement agencies are using our cell phone location information to track us.

Chances are you’re…

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