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VICTORY: Judge Releases Information about Police Use of Stingray Cell Phone Trackers

A Florida judge has sided with the ACLU to order release of information about police use of “stingrays,” which are invasiv

By Nathan Freed Wessler
June 3, 2014

U.S. Marshals Seize Local Cops’ Cell Phone Tracking Files in Extraordinary Attempt to Keep Information From Public

A run-of-the-mill public records request about cell phone surveillance submitted to a local police department in Florida h

By Nathan Freed Wessler
June 3, 2014

New York Court Recognizes Privacy-Invasive Nature of Cell Tower Dumps But Stops Short of Requiring a Warrant

A magistrate judge in New York has become only the second federal judge to issue a

By Nathan Freed Wessler
June 2, 2014

Federal Trade Commission Needs to Move Beyond Reports When It Comes to Data Brokers

“In the nearly two decades since the Commission first began to examine data brokers, little progress has been made to

By Chris Calabrese
May 28, 2014

How to Protect the Most Privacy with the Least Effort: Change Search Engines

If you use Google, Yahoo, Bing, or any other service that tracks your search terms, there is no reason not to change searc

By Jay Stanley
May 23, 2014

A Partial Victory For Judicial Transparency

In a partial victory for the public’s right to access and scrutinize court proceedings, a federal judge recently made publ

By Bennett Stein
May 21, 2014

San Francisco Woman Pulled Out of Car at Gunpoint Because of License Plate Reader Error

A lawsuit pertaining to the use of license plate readers in San Francisco illustrates how dangerous it can be when police

By Kade Crockford
May 13, 2014

Law Enforcement’s Lobbying Priority In States Is Fighting Transparency

The ACLU has been working in states across the country on a variety of laws pertaining to law enforcement agencies and the

By Allie Bohm
May 12, 2014

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