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Amended Google Book Settlement: Doesn't Deal with Privacy Problems

By Nicole Ozer, Technology & Civil Liberties Policy Director, ACLU of Northern California at 2:14pm
(Originally posted on the ACLU of Northern California's Bytes & Pieces blog.)

ACLU Submits Statement to House Judiciary Committee on Google Books

By Nicole Ozer, Technology & Civil Liberties Policy Director, ACLU of Northern California at 3:16pm

The ACLU submitted a statement to the House Judiciary Committee for yesterday's hearing on Google Book Search:

The failure of the Settlement to include protections for book records and limitations on data collection, retention, use, and disclosure…

Google Books Privacy Policy: Good Start, Much More Needed

By Nicole Ozer, Technology & Civil Liberties Policy Director, ACLU of Northern California at 8:15pm

Late yesterday afternoon, September 3, 2009, Google finally issued a privacy policy for Google Books, both the current service and the extensive new book-related services they hope to have a federal court approve in October.

While there are…

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…

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…

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