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Facebook, Twitter and DHS: Which One of These Things is Not Like the Others?

Facebook, Twitter and DHS: Which One of These Things is Not Like the Others?

By Sandra Fulton, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 4:58pm
It's tricky monitoring public information online, especially if you're the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Having the government turn a blind eye to information that anyone can read seems strange, yet the practice raises significant questions. Apparently the House Homeland Security Committee feels the same way — that's why it's holding a hearing tomorrow on the Department of Homeland Security's monitoring of social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter.

The Government Says You Are Better Off Passing Out Flyers in a Ski Mask Than Tweeting Controversial Material

By Kade Crockford, Director, ACLU of Massachusetts Technology for Liberty Project at 11:48am

Back in December, I posted a blog recounting a truly bizarre experience: sitting in on what I thought would be an open court hearing, and instead witnessing the closing off of the judicial process to the public. We had gone to court to argue our motion…

Civil Liberties in the Digital Age: Weekly Highlights (10/21/2011)

Civil Liberties in the Digital Age: Weekly Highlights (10/21/2011)

By Caitlin O'Neill, Criminal Justice and Drug Policy Associate, ACLU of Northern California at 6:00pm

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…

Civil Liberties in the Digital Age: Weekly Highlights (9/27/2011)

Civil Liberties in the Digital Age: Weekly Highlights (9/27/2011)

By Caitlin O'Neill, Criminal Justice and Drug Policy Associate, 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…

@ACLUPA Will Defend Twitter Users' Privacy

@ACLUPA Will Defend Twitter Users' Privacy

By Suzanne Ito, ACLU at 5:36pm

Today, the ACLU of Pennsylvania announced that it will represent two people who anonymously criticized State Attorney General Tom Corbett on Twitter. (As of Tuesday's primary, Corbett is also the GOP candidate for governor.) Corbett's office has…

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