Privacy Matters

Ten things you need to know about President Obama’s NSA proposals

When President Obama speaks on surveillance tomorrow, remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Yesterday was Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. Tomorrow, President Barack Obama will address the nation on the NSA/FBI dragnet surveillance programs, which were revealed by former Booz Allen contractor turned whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Why is Obama reluctant to do anything that will cause a "backlash" from the spy agencies?

'Members of the Warren Commission present their report on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy to President Lyndon Johnson.' L-R: John McCloy, J. Lee Rankin (General Counsel), Senator Richard Russell, Congressman Gerald Ford, Chief Justice Earl Warren, President Lyndon B. Johnson, Allen Dulles, Senator John Sherman Cooper, and Congressman Hale Boggs. Source.

Google says anything flowing across open WiFi is fair game

The war on climate activists is a war on the First Amendment

China's mandatory ID cards contain mental health, HIV status, and political opinion data on one billion citizens

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"Surveillance in China right now is like looking into a crystal ball and seeing what might happen in five years to everybody else. The people who know the details of China's program are either spying themselves, or risk harm if they talk about it."

How Boston's new mayor can make our city safer and more free


This morning the City of Boston got a new mayor. We at the ACLU of Massachusetts congratulate Mayor Marty Walsh, and respectfully offer a few ideas about how he can make this already great city even better, particularly regarding relations between the police and the people.

Anyone who says metadata spying isn't extremely revealing is either misinformed or lying

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