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Why 'Active Investigations' Don’t Justify Keeping Police Video Secret

The public’s interest in oversight of police use of force is overwhelming, and the counterarguments weak or inapplicable.

By Jay Stanley
December 4, 2015

Congress Working in the Dark on Cybersecurity Bill

A mysterious legal document may drastically affect a controversial cybersecurity bill, but the government won't release it

By Eliza Sweren-Becker
November 17, 2015

FBI Documents Reveal New Information on Baltimore Surveillance Flights

The government was doing more than just monitoring the situation with regular cameras.

By Nathan Freed Wessler
October 30, 2015

Forcing Apple into the Service of the Government

The government believes it can force companies like Apple into its service. It's wrong.

By Alex Abdo
October 27, 2015

Police Citing “Terrorism” to Buy Stingrays Used Only For Ordinary Crimes

Police in Michigan and elsewhere use "terrorism" to bring electronic cell phone sweeps to US streets with unjustified secrecy

By Nathan Freed Wessler
October 23, 2015

The Four Biggest Problems With DHS’s New Stingray Policy

DHS has unveiled its policy for using these powerful devices for sweeping up data on all mobile phones in an area

By Neema Singh Guliani
October 22, 2015

ACLU Supports Apple in Case Raising Key Legal Question For Age of Encryption

Should the government have the power to force companies to get data they don't even have?

By Esha Bhandari, Eliza Sweren-Becker
October 19, 2015

CFP 2015 Looks at Intelligence Abuses Then and Now

Edward Snowden will sit down next week with Mike German for a discussion focused on the history of intelligence abuses.

By Gabe Rottman
October 6, 2015

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