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Reality Winner Is Latest to Face Prosecution Under Awful World War I Espionage Act

Prosecution under law enacted at a dark time in our history makes a fair trial impossible.

By Jay Stanley
July 11, 2017

One of the Nation’s Only Judges to Rule Against Right to Record Police Just Got Overturned

The First Amendment protects our greatest tool for police accountability.

By Molly Tack-Hooper
July 10, 2017

Government Should Not Be Able to Block Facebook From Telling People About Searches

The ACLU joins Facebook in fighting government gag orders.

By Vera Eidelman
July 7, 2017

Transparency Is Solution to Shameful Lack of Security For US Voting Systems Revealed by NSA Leak

The flaws are real, they are exploited, and they may significantly undermine our democracy if we continue to ignore them.

By Leah Rosenbloom
June 27, 2017

New TSA Policy May Lead to Increased Scrutiny of Reading Material

Agency testing new requirements that passengers remove books and other paper goods from their carry-on bags in security line.

By Jay Stanley
June 23, 2017

US Government Malware Policy Puts Everyone At Risk

The NSA was weaponizing software vulnerabilities that it should have been helping to fix.

By Daniel Kahn Gillmor, Leigh Honeywell
June 5, 2017

Pitfalls of Artificial Intelligence Decisionmaking Highlighted In Idaho ACLU Case

A computer was deciding to cut Idahoans' health benefits by tens of thousands of dollars. The state wouldn't explain why.

By Jay Stanley
June 2, 2017

Suppression of Photographers During Civil Rights Movement an Important Reminder for Today

There was “too much film.... Just too much film,” the officials complained.

By Jay Stanley
May 31, 2017

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