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China’s Nightmarish Citizen Scores Are a Warning For Americans

With a Chinese system, a whole range of things we’ve warned about are no longer theoretical.

By Jay Stanley
October 5, 2015

Enhanced Driver’s Licenses: A Civil Liberties Nightmare

Plans to spend millions on driver’s licenses that come with unencrypted computer chips have left many in California uneasy.

By Kevin Baker
October 2, 2015

The Virtues of Dumbness

If something is “smart,” it must be good, right?

By Jay Stanley
September 30, 2015

Rocky Mountain High-Five: Colorado PD Unveils Best-In-Nation Body Camera Policy

Whether police body cameras are a helpful or harmful tool is determined by the rules that govern their use.

By Chad Marlow
September 29, 2015

Why the ACLU and the Government Are Teaming Up

A government order that doesn’t violate the First Amendment, but vindicates it.

By Lee Rowland
September 22, 2015

ACLU to Congress: Encrypt Your Own Calls and Texts!

Congress should protect itself against the poor security of cellular networks.

By Chris Soghoian
September 22, 2015

Obama’s “Precision Medicine” Initiative and Privacy

The administration is building a research database of a million people's genetic codes and medical records

By Jay Stanley
September 18, 2015

Electronic Device Searches at the Border: It’s Simple, Get a Warrant

The government didn't have basis for a warrant, so it lay in wait until he crossed a border.

By Samia Hossain
September 11, 2015

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