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Transparency is Solution to Shameful Lack of Security For U.S. Voting Systems Revealed by NSA Leak

The flaws are real, they are exploited, and they may significantly undermine our democracy if we continue to ignore them.

By Leah Rosenbloom
June 27, 2017

New TSA Policy May Lead to Increased Scrutiny of Reading Material

Agency testing new requirements that passengers remove books and other paper goods from their carry-on bags in security line.

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

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