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The Use of Killer Robots By Police

Robot use of force raises significant questions that should be considered by American communities.

By Jay Stanley
December 20, 2016

FAA Helps Police Suppress Reporting From Dakota Pipeline Protests

The FAA banned drone flights for miles around the protests

By Vera Eidelman
December 19, 2016

Facebook Moves to Stem Fake News

Facebook responds to pressure with a thoughtful, largely pro-speech approach, but questions remain.

By Jay Stanley
December 16, 2016

Twitter Cuts Off Fusion Spy Centers’ Access to Social Media Surveillance Tool

The company Dataminr was forced to comply with Twitter’s clear rule prohibiting use of data for surveillance

By Nicole Ozer
December 15, 2016

ACLU Wins Case Protecting Identity Of Anonymous Online Critics

Court refuses to order site to identify critic sued for defamation by scientist who had been criticized.

By Vera Eidelman
December 13, 2016

Fixing Fake News

Should we look to Facebook to address "Fake News"?

By Jay Stanley
December 12, 2016

So-So Social Media Privacy? State Legislators Should Reject New Model Bill and Stick With ACLU’s Gold Standard.

State Legislators Should Reject New Model Bill and Stick With ACLU’s Gold Standard.

By Chad Marlow
December 6, 2016

Forensic DNA Phenotyping

Can a suspect's face be reconstructed from their DNA?

By Jay Stanley
November 29, 2016

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