Privacy Matters

The Feds can put you in prison for decades for deleting your browser history

According to the DOJ, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, a federal law passed in the wake of the Enron scandal, makes it a crime to delete your browser history if the federal government might want it for a criminal investigation, even if you don't know that the investigation exists.

License to profile: Border police routinely harass medical workers, brown people in southwest USA

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Men accused of attempted murder challenge legality of stingray cell phone surveillance used to locate them

We might finally have a constitutional challenge to secretive stingray surveillance, after men accused of shooting a California police officer have contested the warrantless use of a cell phone tracking device to locate them.

Reveal's Ali Winston reports:

Should congress reauthorize Section 215 of the Patriot Act?

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Should congress reauthorize Section 215 of the USA Patriot Act? A debate, with Chris Soghoian, ACLU's principal technologist, and Michael Hayden, former NSA and CIA director.

Dragnet surveillance is about power and social control, not public safety

Attorney General Loretta Lynch says that USA Patriot Act dragnet spy powers must be extended or else the terrorists will get us.

How Ed Snowden inspired one librarian to take privacy education to the masses

Check out our partner, Library Freedom Project director Alison Macrina talking about how Edward Snowden inspired her to start taking privacy education to the masses, through libraries—one of the few remaining truly public spaces.

New militarization recommendations a good first step, but we need action on surveillance purchases, too

Cops in Watertown ride on the back of a BearCat in April 2013. Photo: Gabe Camacho.

NY state cops spent over half a million dollars on stingrays but don't have a privacy policy

According to documents obtained through a NYCLU lawsuit, the New York State Police have spent over half a million dollars on cell phone snooping technology but don't have a single policy on hand to dictate its use.

Google CEO worries that we might be too concerned about internet privacy

Did you hear Google CEO Larry Page's TED interview with Charlie Rose? If you missed it, you missed him say this about internet privacy:

Want to know about US trade policy negotiations that will directly impact your life? Sorry, they're classified

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