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Amazon Teams Up With Law Enforcement to Deploy Dangerous New Facial Recognition Technology

Amazon has developed a powerful and dangerous new surveillance system and is actively helping governments deploy it.

By Matt Cagle, Nicole Ozer
May 22, 2018

Encrypted Email and Security Nihilism

A new report details various problems with encrypted email. But that doesn't mean we should give up on it altogether.

By Daniel Kahn Gillmor
May 18, 2018

Why the Golden State Killer Investigation Is Cause for Concern

Blockbuster investigations shouldn’t obscure the very real dangers of government access to sensitive information.

By Vera Eidelman
May 11, 2018

Company That Handles Prison Phone Calls Is Surveilling People Who Aren’t in Prison

Sen. Ron Wyden has revealed shocking surveillance practices by Securus, a prison technology company.

By Neema Singh Guliani, Nathan Freed Wessler
May 11, 2018

For Second Time in 2 Days, Federal Court Upholds Constitutional Rights at the Border

A federal judge ruled that a case on behalf of 11 plaintiffs whose devices were searched at the border could proceed.

By Nathan Freed Wessler, Esha Bhandari, Hugh Handeyside
May 10, 2018

Another Federal Court Rules the Fourth Amendment Applies at the Border

A federal appeals court ruled border agents cannot search travelers’ devices without individualized suspicion.

By Nathan Freed Wessler, Esha Bhandari
May 9, 2018

Virginia Supreme Court Sees Through Police Claim That License Plate Data Isn’t ‘Personal’

The ACLU won a case today before the Virginia Supreme Court on whether police can engage in dragnet license plate spying.

By Jay Stanley
April 26, 2018

Why YouTube Shouldn’t Over-Rely on Artificial Intelligence to Police Its Platform

A new report from YouTube boasts that machines helped it take down more than 8 million videos. It also raises red flags.

By Jacob J. Hutt
April 26, 2018

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