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Building a Mass Surveillance Infrastructure Out of Light Bulbs

Lightbulbs-of-the-not-so-distant-future may function as tracking devices

By Chad Marlow
July 23, 2015

U.S. Department of Transportation Funding License Plate Readers, Documents Reveal

Law enforcement shouldn't apply for funding to decrease traffic fatalities and then use the money for surveillance

By Bennett Stein
July 20, 2015

Drone Rules Are Already Colliding With The First Amendment

Will it become illegal to photograph the New Jersey Turnpike?

By Ari Rosmarin
July 16, 2015

The Regulation of Private-Sector Drones

Why the ACLU has not called for privacy regulation of private drones at this time.

By Jay Stanley
July 15, 2015

New Online Terrorism Reporting Bill Will Harm Minorities, Chill Speech

A Senate proposal would require online companies to report vaguely defined "terrorist activity" to the government

By Gabe Rottman
July 7, 2015

Cubans See Freedom and Internet Access as One

If Cuba seems the island time forgot, it’s not just because of the classic 1950s cars

By Phyllis Eckhaus
June 29, 2015

FBI Releases Details of 'Zero-Day' Exploit Decisionmaking Process

The government reserves the right to keep security vulnerabilities secret, leaving users of affected software open to attack.

By Nathan Freed Wessler, Dyan Cortez
June 26, 2015

Don’t Let Police Exempt All Body Camera Video From Disclosure

A new battle is shaping up over deployment of police body cameras

By Chad Marlow
June 23, 2015

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