ACLU

machine learning

Facing Tomorrow's High-Tech School Surveillance

Installed in the wake of recent high-profile mass shootings, controversial facial recognition systems that scan students’ faces could be the not-too-distant future for schools across America and beyond.
Rose Eveleth
10.29.18
net neutrality

ACLU: To Protect Democracy, Cities Should Build Their Own ISPs

In a report sent to more than 100 mayors in 30 states who had expressed support for net neutrality, the American Civil Liberties Union recommends a move to municipally-owned broadband.
Kaleigh Rogers
3.29.18
State of Surveillance

ACLU and EFF Sue Trump Administration Over Cell Phone Searches at the Border

10 US citizens who have had their electronic devices searched are suing the Department of Homeland Security.
Jason Koebler
9.13.17
State of Surveillance

Human Rights Activists Are Asking 8 Countries How Much They Spy on Each Other's Citizens

Are international surveillance agreements just a way to avoid local anti-spying laws?
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.13.17
Censorship

Twitter Suspensions Reveal the Company's Skewed Views on 'Extremism'

Twitter chooses to focus on the faraway spectre of ISIS rather than the neo-Nazis closer to home.
Jillian York
4.3.17
access now

Digital Rights Advocates Want the UN to Stop Social Media Searches at the US Border

Refugees and immigrants are having their digital lives exposed at America’s borders.
Samantha Cole
2.17.17
Social Media

When It Comes to Police Surveillance, Local Politics Matter

ACLU and other civil rights groups beat back unprecedented police surveillance proposals in Boston.
Daniel Oberhaus
1.14.17
politics

Pardon Snowden Campaign Has a Snapchat Filter at Obama's White House Concert

A bit of subversive activism at the White House's party.
Jason Koebler
10.3.16
Weed

Marijuana Arrests Are At a 20-Year Low

But people are still getting busted for weed possession almost every minute.
Madison Margolin
9.28.16
Film

'Snowden' Isn't Really About Snowden

It's about your nude pics. On this episode of Radio Motherboard, we think about Oliver Stone's film and hear from Stone and Snowden's lawyer.
ALEX PASTERNACK
9.23.16
machines

NYPD Says Talking About Its IMSI Catchers Would Make Them Vulnerable to Hacking

The police department refuses to say which models it uses in an FOI tussle with the NYCLU.
Joseph Cox
9.16.16
politics

The ACLU Is About to Launch a Campaign Asking Obama to Pardon Edward Snowden

Civil liberties groups are hoping the release of Oliver Stone's 'Snowden' will spur widespread enthusiasm for a presidential pardon.
Jason Koebler
9.12.16