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Is the TSA Pressuring Americans Into Submitting to Background Checks?

Long airport lines are a reminder that the TSA wants to push Americans to join its background check program

By Jay Stanley
May 5, 2016

The Fight Begins As FCC Takes Huge New Step to Protect Privacy

Proposed rules would extend longstanding privacy protections to the internet--but will industry succeed in weakening them?

By Jay Stanley
March 31, 2016

Is This the FBI's 'New' Method for Unlocking the San Bernardino iPhone?

Details about how the FBI could crack the phone quickly and cheaply. The FBI wants the legal precedent, not this phone.

By Daniel Kahn Gillmor
March 22, 2016

ACLU Releases New FOIA Documents on Aerial Cell Phone Surveillance

How is the government using the powerful and mysterious devices known as "Dirtboxes"

By Nathan Freed Wessler
March 17, 2016

The Kids Aren’t Alright…With You Putting Their Photos Online

Before you share those cute photos of your kids, give it some thought.

By Kade Crockford
March 14, 2016

A Video That Every Potential Juror Should See

Derrick Price's arrest was captured on two videos. They told very different stories — and tell us some important lessons.

By Jay Stanley
March 11, 2016

Warrant for Location Tracking? DOJ Says No Need

The Justice Dept won't say how it's interpreting its constitutional privacy duties as it seeks broad powers.

By Nathaniel Turner
March 8, 2016

One of the FBI’s Major Claims in the iPhone Case Is Fraudulent

Does the FBI need to worry about the San Bernardino Shooter's iPhone self-erasing?

By Daniel Kahn Gillmor
March 7, 2016

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