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This Week in Civil Liberties (5/4/2012)

This Week in Civil Liberties (5/4/2012)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 4:41pm
What surveillance tool used by law enforcement could lead to nightmarish privacy infringement?
Civil Liberties in the Digital Age: Weekly Highlights (4/20/2012)

Civil Liberties in the Digital Age: Weekly Highlights (4/20/2012)

By Anna Salem, ACLU of Northern California at 5:30pm

In the digital age that we live in today, we are constantly exposing our personal information online. From using cell phones and GPS devices to online shopping and sending e-mail, the things we do and say online leave behind ever-growing trails of…

FTC Report: A Roadmap for Future Success?

FTC Report: A Roadmap for Future Success?

By Chris Calabrese, Legislative Counsel, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 2:21pm

The FTC's newly released privacy report is a roadmap to success on consumer privacy — now it's up to Congress to follow the directions

Civil Liberties in the Digital Age: Weekly Highlights (3/23/2012)

Civil Liberties in the Digital Age: Weekly Highlights (3/23/2012)

By Anna Salem, ACLU of Northern California at 2:10pm

In the digital age that we live in today, we are constantly exposing our personal information online. From using cell phones and GPS devices to online shopping and sending e-mail, the things we do and say online leave behind ever-growing trails of…

About Those Facebook Privacy Settings...

About Those Facebook Privacy Settings...

By Allie Bohm, Advocacy & Policy Strategist, ACLU at 3:11pm

So, you’ve done it all right. You’ve meticulously chosen your Facebook privacy settings so that only your closest friends can see the most personal information about you. No one else has access. Or so you think.

Turns out,…

Civil Liberties in the Digital Age: Weekly Highlights (1/6/2012)

Civil Liberties in the Digital Age: Weekly Highlights (1/6/2012)

By Caitlin O'Neill, Criminal Justice and Drug Policy Associate, ACLU of Northern California at 2:48pm

In the digital age that we live in today, we are constantly exposing our personal information online. From using cell phones and GPS devices to online shopping and sending e-mail, the things we do and say online leave behind ever-growing trails of…

The Facebook/FTC Settlement Proposal: What's New, What's Not

The Facebook/FTC Settlement Proposal: What's New, What's Not

By Chris Conley, Staff Attorney, ACLU of Northern California Technology and Civil Liberties Project at 3:14pm

Earlier this week, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a proposed settlement with Facebook, addressing its assertion that Facebook deceived users by failing to uphold its privacy promises. As we said elsewhere, the proposed settlement has…

Civil Liberties in the Digital Age: Weekly Highlights (11/18/2011)

Civil Liberties in the Digital Age: Weekly Highlights (11/18/2011)

By Caitlin O'Neill, Criminal Justice and Drug Policy Associate, ACLU of Northern California at 4:00pm

In the digital age that we live in today, we are constantly exposing our personal information online. From using cell phones and GPS devices to online shopping and sending e-mail, the things we do and say online leave behind ever-growing trails…

Is Simpler Better for Facebook's Privacy Policy?

By Chris Conley, Staff Attorney, ACLU of Northern California Technology and Civil Liberties Project at 3:55pm

Facebook is working on a "privacy policy written for regular people." Giving users descriptions that they can actually understand is a great thing, and we're glad to see Facebook move in that direction. But, as we've pointed out…

Facebook Revolt at Hand?

Facebook Revolt at Hand?

By Suzanne Ito, ACLU at 2:16pm

In recent months, Facebook has rolled out some very privacy-unfriendly practices, from the "privacy transition" that took away privacy controls to "instant personalization" that instantly shares your personal information with third party pages without your consent. Tell Facebook loud and clear that you want control of your personal information.

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