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How the TSA Considered Looking at What Books People Have in Their Carry-on Bags

The agency tested requirements that passengers remove reading materials from their carry-on luggage.

By Jay Stanley
June 23, 2017

US Government Malware Policy Puts Everyone At Risk

The NSA was weaponizing software vulnerabilities that it should have been helping to fix.

By Daniel Kahn Gillmor, Leigh Honeywell
June 5, 2017

Pitfalls of Artificial Intelligence Decisionmaking Highlighted In Idaho ACLU Case

A computer was deciding to cut Idahoans' health benefits by tens of thousands of dollars. The state wouldn't explain why.

By Jay Stanley
June 2, 2017

Suppression of Photographers During Civil Rights Movement an Important Reminder for Today

There was “too much film.... Just too much film,” the officials complained.

By Jay Stanley
May 31, 2017

So-Called Privacy Bill Would Actually Innoculate ISPs Against Strong Privacy Protections

Rep. Blackburn's privacy legislation appears to be a naked attempt to undercut state privacy efforts.

By Neema Singh Guliani
May 25, 2017

States Legislatures Rebelling Against Congress’s Attack on ISP Privacy

From the moment the protections were undone, our phones at the ACLU began ringing off the hook with queries from the states.

By Jay Stanley, Nathaniel Turner
May 24, 2017

ICE Using Powerful Stingray Surveillance Devices In Deportation Searches

We need more information about how immigration agents are using surveillance devices under Trump.

By Nathan Freed Wessler
May 23, 2017

Mobile-Phone Cloning Tools Need to Be Subject to Oversight — and the Constitution

A device in widespread use by law enforcement and customs officials allows wide-ranging searches of personal devices

By Jay Stanley
May 16, 2017

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