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Matthew Cagle is a Volunteer Attorney for Technology and Civil Liberties at the ACLU of Northern California.

Facebook Apologizes for Real Name Policy’s Impact, But No Real Changes Yet

Facebook Apologizes for Real Name Policy’s Impact, But No Real Changes Yet

By Matthew Cagle, Technology and Civil Liberties Policy Fellow, ACLU of Northern California at 9:30am
Wednesday the ACLU, along with a coalition of partner organizations, went to Facebook to urge it to fix a flawed policy that requires users to speak in a voice other than the one they prefer.
AT&T's First Transparency Report Reveals Warrantless Demands for Customer Data

AT&T's First Transparency Report Reveals Warrantless Demands for Customer Data

By Matthew Cagle, Technology and Civil Liberties Policy Fellow, ACLU of Northern California at 4:04pm

This was originally posted by the ACLU of Northern California.

In the wake of our shareholder advocacy, AT&T has now joined Verizon and released its first transparency report. AT&T's report shows how federal, state,…

Does your local government have a “black budget” too?

Does your local government have a “black budget” too?

By Matthew Cagle, Technology and Civil Liberties Policy Fellow, ACLU of Northern California at 2:32pm

Cross posted on the ACLU of Northern California blog.

As we learn more about the US intelligence community's top secret, multi-billion dollar "Black budget" and how the NSA pays technology companies to comply with the Prism spying program,…

Use of Automated License Plate Readers Expanding in Northern California, and Data is Shared With Feds

Use of Automated License Plate Readers Expanding in Northern California, and Data is Shared With Feds

By Matthew Cagle, Technology and Civil Liberties Policy Fellow, ACLU of Northern California at 10:51am

The feeling of freedom that comes from driving down California’s sunny open roads is at risk—and rising gas prices are not to blame. Our investigations show that at least twenty Northern California law enforcement entities as well as the California…

Call Logs? Try Kilowatts: Reports Reveal Demands for California Energy Data

Call Logs? Try Kilowatts: Reports Reveal Demands for California Energy Data

By Matthew Cagle, Technology and Civil Liberties Policy Fellow, ACLU of Northern California at 4:34pm

Amid recent revelations that the NSA has been secretly spying on phone records and the Internet activity of people in the United States, transparency reports filed by the California utilities companies and obtained by the ACLU of California show that…

Is All (Drone) Politics Local?

Is All (Drone) Politics Local?

By Matthew Cagle, Technology and Civil Liberties Policy Fellow, ACLU of Northern California at 4:15pm

The next time a cop sees a picture of you, that picture may not have been taken by a person at all. Unmanned flying drones can allow their operators to remotely...

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