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How to Stop ‘Smart Cities’ From Becoming ‘Surveillance Cities’

The key to protecting privacy lies with transparency and public oversight.

By Chad Marlow, Maryiam Saifuddin
September 17, 2018

Government Hacking Makes Everyone Less Safe

The potential dangers of government hacking pose a threat to everyone, not just the government’s targets.

By Danny Yadron, Jennifer Stisa Granick
September 13, 2018

The Supreme Court's Big Privacy Ruling Sent a Message. Will Judges Hear It?

Courts are set to consider cases that will test what a groundbreaking ruling on cellphone location tracking means for different surveillance contexts.

By Kade Crockford, Nathan Freed Wessler
September 5, 2018

ACLU Seeks More Information About Los Angeles Subway Body Scanners

Let’s not open the door to body scanning in public places.

By Jay Stanley, Mohammad Tajsar
August 29, 2018

Police Are Acquiring Surveillance Tech in Secret

A California bill would give the public a say and require more transparency from law enforcement.

By Chloe Triplett
August 7, 2018

Amazon’s Face Recognition Falsely Matched 28 Members of Congress With Mugshots

The results illustrate the dangers of police use of facial recognition technology.

By Jacob Snow
July 26, 2018

Facebook Shouldn't Censor Offensive Speech

The only content the social media giant should take down is unlawful speech.

By Vera Eidelman
July 20, 2018

Big Data Could Set Insurance Premiums. Minorities Could Pay the Price.

Health insurers have begun acquiring and analyzing big data — including racial data. They could use it to set fees.

By Rachel Goodman
July 19, 2018

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