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Online Service Providers and Content Owners Must Protect Political Speech

By Nicole Ozer, Technology & Civil Liberties Policy Director, ACLU of Northern California at 1:03pm
On blogs, personal and political websites, and through user-generated content sites, ordinary citizens in extraordinary numbers are recreating a public sphere and reinvigorating the democratic debate at the core of our political system. Forty-six percent of Americans have already used the Internet in connection with a political campaign — more than during all of 2004. User-generated content is playing a particularly integral role, with 35 percent of Americans watching online videos and 10 percent using social networking sites to engage in political activity.

TSA: "Every Voter Counts" (At the Airport)

By Nicole Ozer, Technology & Civil Liberties Policy Director, ACLU of Northern California at 6:22pm

Originally posted at the ACLU of Northern California's blog, Bytes and Pieces

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) set off a minor firestorm in the blogosphere over its new ID policy, which went into effect this past Saturday.…

The Spy in Your Pocket

By Nicole Ozer, Technology & Civil Liberties Policy Director, ACLU of Northern California at 2:08pm

What do your cell phone and the current trial of 26 Americans, many CIA agents, in an Italian court for the 2003 kidnapping of Muslim cleric Abu Omar have to do with each other? Both your phone and the phones of undercover CIA agents act as silent…

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Hears Important NSA Spy Case Today

By Nicole Ozer, Technology & Civil Liberties Policy Director, ACLU of Northern California at 8:43pm
The public overflowed the courtroom and late-comers filed into an adjoining video room, members of the press hovered around the courthouse, and oral argument lasted an hour and forty five minutes- that was the scene this afternoon as the Ninth Circuit…
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