A Privacy Case Before Supreme Court Is About Press Freedom, Too

By Selina MacLaren, aclu.org -

By Selina MacLaren for ACLU - For today’s journalists, cellphones are mobile newsrooms that go where a reporter goes. They’re used to contact sources, record interviews, write notes and articles, [...]

Journalists Who Want Online Privacy Need To Read This Guide

By Chris Paulus, occupy.com -

By Chris Paulus for Occupy - We live in a time of journalistic prosecution, as investigative journalists get increasingly targeted for simply doing their job. The Obama Administration prosecuted [...]

Reclaim Online Privacy: Alternatives To Facebook, Twitter & Google

By Kit O’Connell and Eleanor Goldfield, www.kitoconnell.com -

By Kit O’Connell and Eleanor Goldfield for Act Out! - Moving on to our main story today … Imagine a police state so bent on repressing dissent that people were targeted by the government just for [...]

How These Librarians Are Changing How We Think About Digital Privacy

By Eoin O'Carroll, www.csmonitor.com -

By Eoin O'Carroll for The Christian Science Monitor - In August, New York University and the Library Freedom Project – an organization that trains librarians on using privacy tools to protect [...]

Judge Approves Search Bellingham #NoDAPL Facebook Page

By Kie Relyea, www.bellinghamherald.com -

By Kie Relyea for the Bellingham Herald. Authorities investigating the February demonstration that blocked Interstate 5 and allegedly caused an injury crash can move forward with the search of [...]

DreamHost Fights Search Warrant For Info On #DisruptJ20 Website

By Anne Meador, www.dcmediagroup.us -

By Anne Meador for Dc Media Group. Washington, DC - A DC Superior Court judge will hear arguments next week related to a sweeping government search warrant served on a company which hosted an [...]

Police Searches Plummet In States That Legalize Weed, But…

By Andy Campbell, www.huffingtonpost.com -

By Andy Campbell for the Huffington Post. Marijuana is often used as a tool by police officers to search your car. In many cases, the mere odor of weed serves as probable cause to pull you [...]

Police Without Warrants Searched Low Income Housing

By Llowell Williams, www.care2.com -

By Llowell Williams for Care2. Longmont, CO - Though the United States strives to realize justice and equality for all Americans, it is an unfortunate truth that when it comes to people of lower [...]

NYPD Sued Over Facial Recognition Program

By Ava Kofman, www.theintercept.com -

By Ava Kofman for the Intercept. Researchers at Georgetown University law school filed a Freedom of Information lawsuit against the New York City Police Department for the agency’s refusal to [...]

First Hundred Days Of Human Rights Violations

By Amie Stepanovich, www.accessnow.org -

By Amie Stepanovich for Access Now. In the final years of the Obama Administration, we frequently took issue with the negative impact the administration’s actions were having on our human rights, [...]

Cybersecurity For The People

By Micah Lee and Lauren Feeney, www.theintercept.com -

By Micah Lee and Lauren Feeney for The Intercept. Planning on going to a protest? You might not be aware that just by showing up, you can open yourself up to certain privacy risks — police often [...]

Eight Senators Demand Internet Privacy Rules From Internet Providers

By Dell Cameron, www.dailydot.com -

By Dell Cameron for The Daily Dot - On Monday, President Donald Trump signed the resolution into law, formally repealing Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules that were designed to [...]

Trump Move To Kill Privacy Rules Opposed By 72% Of Republicans

By Jon Brodkin, www.arstechnica.com -

By Jon Brodkin for ARS Technica - President Donald Trump yesterday signed the repeal of online privacy rules that would have limited the ability of ISPs to share or sell customers' browsing [...]

How To Protest In Trump’s Expanded Surveillance State

By Sally Adee, www.newscientist.com -

By Sally Adee for New Scientist. WELCOME to the new normal. Even before Donald Trump was elected, the US was already in a “golden age of surveillance“. As Edward Snowden revealed in 2013, the [...]

US Government Quietly Starts Asking Travelers For Social Media Accounts

By Nadia Prupis, www.commondreams.org -

By Nadia Prupis for Common Dreams - The U.S. government has quietly started to ask foreign travelers to hand over their social media accounts upon arriving in the country, a program that aims to [...]