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Amazon facial recognition software raises privacy concerns with the ACLU

Amazon hasn’t exactly kept Rekognition under wraps. In late 2016, the software giant talked up its facial detection software in a relatively benign AWS post announcing that the tech was already bein

Bail reform’s complex relationship with tech

On any given day in the United States, more than 450,000 people are behind bars awaiting their constitutionally mandated fair trial. None of them have been convicted of a crime — they’ve b

ACLU sues TSA over searches of electronic devices

The American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California has filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the Transportation Security Administration over its alleged practices of searching the

New York City moves to establish algorithm-monitoring task force

New York City may soon gain a task force dedicated to monitoring the fairness of algorithms used by municipal agencies. Formed from experts in automated systems and representatives of groups affected

Trump administration sued over warrantless smartphone searches at US borders

With the border wall fight looming large in Congress, another kind of battle at the border is heating up. On Wednesday, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the American Civil Liberties Union

ACLU taps tech to help the public hold district attorneys accountable to criminal justice reform

Many people don’t pay much attention to their district attorneys, let alone realize district attorneys are elected officials, says Ana Zamora, the criminal justice policy director at the ACLU of

Peter Thiel won’t be involved in YC’s work with the ACLU

Y Combinator’s recent mashup with the American Civil Liberties Union has raised some questions and concerns. The main concerns are around how YC and Silicon Valley influences will mix with the ACLU

Crunch Report | ACLU Enrolls in Y Combinator

We are joined by the CEO of Product Hunt, which was just acquired by AngelList, the ACLU enrolls in Y Combinator, Daimler builds a self-driving car for Uber and top poker players lose to an AI develop

ACLU enrolls in startup school Y Combinator

The American Civil Liberties Union will learn how to turn the $24 million it raised over the weekend into growth and progress with help from top Silicon Valley startup accelerator Y Combinator . The A

Crunch Report | Tech Execs Are Matching Donations to ACLU

Tech execs are matching donations to the ACLU, Starbucks unveils a virtual assistant, Dropbox touts a $1 billion revenue run rate, robots are making coffee and Fitbit cuts six percent of its workforce

Court upholds warrantless surveillance of U.S. citizens under Section 702

The U.S. federal appeals court has ruled in United States v. Mohamud, a case that began with a 2010 holiday bomb plot and will end with unique implications for the private digital communications

Facebook, Twitter cut off data access for Geofeedia, a social media surveillance startup

According to a new study published today from the American Civil Liberties Union, major social networks including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram have recently provided user data access to Geofeedia,

Police are increasingly using social media surveillance tools

We’re approaching a level of social unrest that we haven’t seen since the days of the Civil Rights movement. That means law enforcement agencies are trying to figure out how to manage and

ACLU challenges federal hacking law hampering research into online discrimination

The ACLU has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Attorney General alleging that the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act is unconstitutional, and as a consequence is preventing critical research into discriminat

ACLU map shows locations of 63 ongoing phone-unlocking cases

In case you thought the recently and abruptly terminated fracas in San Bernardino was an isolated incident, the ACLU has put together a handy map of cases around the country where the All Writs Act ha

The President’s Net Neutrality Proposal Draws Opprobrium, Praise And Threats Of Legal Action

Earlier today, President Obama proposed a net neutrality plan that called for reclassification of broadband under Title II of the Telecommunications Act. The FCC quickly responded, saying, in effect,

ACLU Sues San Francisco Over Warrantless Cell Phone Searches

Your phone knows you completely. It knows where you've been, and who you've been talking to. It knows which websites you visit in your idle time, and your many passwords. Hell, it probably knows what

ACLU files lawsuit over laptop border searches

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/flagusa.jpg" />The ACLU doesn't like that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection can search through all your electronic personal effects&