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The Privacy Threat From Always-On Microphones Like the Amazon Echo

Consumers need ironclad control over devices sitting in their homes and what they transmit outward.

By Jay Stanley
January 13, 2017

Do U.S. Politicians Need to Fear Our Intelligence Agencies?

Nowhere in the Constitution is there room for security agencies to wield political power.

By Jay Stanley
January 9, 2017

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

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