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The Government Is Trying to Influence Speech on Social Media — But How?

The ACLU wants to find out if the government is engaged in censorship-by-proxy.

By Matthew Cagle, Hugh Handeyside
May 26, 2016

Why We're Supporting Microsoft's Challenge to Secret Surveillance

Defending a longstanding check on government power.

By Alex Abdo
May 26, 2016

Facebook, Objectivity, and 'Intelligence Anxiety'

The Facebook news bias flap is a sign of our future of increasing controversies over embedded intelligence

By Jay Stanley
May 17, 2016

Twitter Should Refuse to Sell Your Tweets to Local Law Enforcement

Twitter has started to push back against federal government surveillance, but users deserve more.

By Matthew Cagle
May 11, 2016

Is the TSA Pressuring Americans Into Submitting to Background Checks?

Long airport lines are a reminder that the TSA wants to push Americans to join its background check program

By Jay Stanley
May 5, 2016

The Fight Begins As FCC Takes Huge New Step to Protect Privacy

Proposed rules would extend longstanding privacy protections to the internet--but will industry succeed in weakening them?

By Jay Stanley
March 31, 2016

Is This the FBI's 'New' Method for Unlocking the San Bernardino iPhone?

Details about how the FBI could crack the phone quickly and cheaply. The FBI wants the legal precedent, not this phone.

By Daniel Kahn Gillmor
March 22, 2016

ACLU Releases New FOIA Documents on Aerial Cell Phone Surveillance

How is the government using the powerful and mysterious devices known as "Dirtboxes"

By Nathan Freed Wessler
March 17, 2016

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