surveillance

Podcast: Skype--they're easy-going tech good-guys... right?

To what extent are our communications systems being built on purpose to make surveillance easy?

Listen to the Civil Liberties Minute podcast (MP3)

ACLU calls for police restraint as "Occupy" demonstrations grow, and seeks information on processing of arrestees

"Political expression deserves the highest level of protection under the First Amendment, and it is unreasonable to suddenly and forcibly oust peaceful protestors from streets, sidewalks, and parks that have long been used as places for peaceful expression."

—Carol Rose, executive director of the ACLU of Massachusetts

Victory! Brookline Selectmen reject state funding for license plate scanners

"This is a substantial victory for privacy advocates and for ordinary people in Brookline who don't want their travel information to be shared broadly with the state and federal governments," said Kade Crockford, privacy rights coordinator for the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts.

Read the news release | Automatic License Plate Readers (ALPR) page