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We’re Suing the Government to Learn Its Rules for When It Hacks Into People’s Devices

Federal law enforcement is deploying powerful computer hacking tools to conduct domestic criminal and immigration investigations.

By Alex Betschen, Student Attorney, University of Buffalo School of Law Civil Liberties & Transparency Clinic
December 21, 2018

Does Your Shiny New Gadget Come With Privacy Pitfalls?

Here’s what to keep in mind if you’re getting new electronics.

By Jay Stanley, Josh Bell
December 20, 2018

The Problem With Using Face Recognition on Fans at a Taylor Swift Concert

The use of face recognition by companies raises a host of concerns about privacy and unfair watchlisting.

By Jay Stanley
December 14, 2018

There’s Nothing Inevitable About Apps That Track Your Every Move

The advertising industry shouts that real protections for American consumers will break the ad-supported internet. They won't.

By Jay Stanley
December 11, 2018

Secret Service Announces Test of Face Recognition System Around White House

Government use of facial recognition in public is dangerous for privacy because it can be abused and deployed on a mass scale.

By Jay Stanley
December 4, 2018

ACLU Seeks Secret Ruling That Stopped Feds From Hacking Facebook Messenger

A court decision with the potential to affect the privacy rights of millions of people should be public.

By Kara Brandeisky and Kristin Mulvey, NYU Law School Technology Law & Policy Clinic
November 28, 2018

Edward Snowden Explains Blockchain to His Lawyer — and the Rest of Us

The NSA whistleblower and his math-challenged lawyer discuss the nuts and bolts of blockchain and how it could alter the internet, and trust itself.

By Ben Wizner
November 20, 2018

The Costs of Forcing an Online Haven for Racists Off the Internet

If companies can kick your enemies off the internet today, they can silence your allies tomorrow.

By Jay Stanley, Vera Eidelman
November 13, 2018

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