ACLU

Chief of NSA Michael Rogers Warns of Incoming Infrastructure Attack

This Thursday, newly-anointed head of the NSA Michael Rogers appeared before the US House of Representatives Intelligence Committee to testify that China, and “probably one or two” other countries had the active capability to hack into, and disable critical pieces of energy and financial infrastructure within the United States. Of course, the whole thing seems Read More

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Tennessee Schools Accused of Violating Students’ Rights

While school districts all around the country are struggling with their students’ use of social media, a Tennessee school board has been accused of denying students their constitutional rights over a new policy that allows schools to search students’ electronic devices. The policy from the Williamson County Board of Education allows educational authorities to monitor Read More

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San Diego Adds Bluetooth Tracking to Surveillance Roster

The San Diego government has been using a Bluetooth tracking system called Blufax to monitor traffic behavior via Bluetooth-enabled smartphones. After Voice of San Diego reporter Michael Robertson requested documentation under the California Public Records Act (CPRA), he discovered that the city government had a minimum of 16 Blufax devices and intended to eventually install Read More

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Warrant Gives FBI Leeway To Track Tor Anonymity Network

Kevin Poulsen from Wired reported earlier in the week that the FBI is utilizing hacker-like strategies to track Tor users, in an effort labelled as ‘Operation Torpedo’. So far the legal authority says it has only tracked systems accessing underground child porn sites. The hacking weapon of choice is the “drive by download”, informs Poulsen. Read More

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Government Surveillance Harms Journalists & Lawyers Says Report

A new joint report by the Human Rights Watch (HRW) and American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) illustrates the effects of government surveillance on journalists and lawyers operating in the US. The report systematically outlines how these surveillance procedures impact freedoms of expression, association, and press as well as the public’s right to access information and Read More

EFF & ACLU Join Woman’s Case Against NSA

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) are officially joining an Idaho’s woman initiative against the National Security Agency (NSA) over the collection of cellphone data. The NSA was sued by Anna Smith of Coeur d’Alene last year, who contended that the agency was collecting data that amounted to illegal seizure Read More

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