Archiv: American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)


13.11.2019 - 01:33 [ TruthDig ]

Court: Warrantless Searches of Phones Violate Fourth Amendment

A federal court in Boston has ruled that warrantless U.S. government searches of the phones and laptops of international travelers at airports and other U.S. ports of entry violate the Fourth Amendment.

Tuesday’s ruling in U.S. District Court came in a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Frontier Foundation on behalf of 11 travelers whose smartphones and laptops were searched without individualized suspicion at U.S. ports of entry.

06.09.2019 - 02:26 [ Reuters ]

Amazon’s Ring camera raises civil liberties concerns: U.S. senator

Facial recognition technology has been shown to disproportionately misidentify people of color. In a 2018 American Civil Liberties Union study, Rekognition incorrectly matched 28 members of Congress, including Markey, to a database of 25,000 publicly available arrest photos.

08.07.2019 - 11:50 [ ACLU ]

The FBI Has Access to Over 640 Million Photos of Us Through Its Facial Recognition Database

10.6.2019 – Under FBI guidelines, agents can open an assessment without any fact-based suspicion whatsoever. Even preliminary investigations may be opened only in cases where there is mere “information or allegation” of wrongdoing, which the FBI interprets to cover mere speculation that a crime may be committed in the future. Thus, even if the FBI strictly adhered to its internal policies, they would still have broad discretion to use face recognition without a warrant or probable cause, making the technology even more susceptible to widespread use and abuse.

14.04.2019 - 20:42 [ WSWS ]

Weltweite Empörung über Verhaftung von WikiLeaks-Herausgeber Julian Assange

Die Verhaftung des Journalisten und WikiLeaks-Herausgebers Julian Assange in der ecuadorianischen Botschaft in London am Donnerstagmorgen stößt weltweit auf Empörung.

11.04.2019 - 16:56 [ American Civil Liberties Union ]

ACLU Comment on Julian Assange Arrest

Any prosecution by the United States of Mr. Assange for Wikileaks’ publishing operations would be unprecedented and unconstitutional, and would open the door to criminal investigations of other news organizations. Moreover, prosecuting a foreign publisher for violating U.S. secrecy laws would set an especially dangerous precedent for U.S. journalists, who routinely violate foreign secrecy laws to deliver information vital to the public’s interest.

04.03.2019 - 02:10 [ American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) ]

ACLU gets ready to turn 100

National Tour
March 8 – June 2, 2019

As the ACLU gets ready to turn 100, join us on the road.

Engage with the biggest fights for freedom now. Walk through groundbreaking interactive exhibits. Meet leading activists in civil rights. Amplify your voice and connect with others who share a desire to create a more just society.

04.03.2019 - 02:02 [ Global Research ]

The Dakota Access Pipeline Company Is Abusing the Judicial System to Silence Dissent

The ACLU, along with a coalition of public interest groups, filed a friend-of-the-court brief in support of Greenpeace and its partners and the individual Standing Rock protesters. We argued that Energy Transfer’s claims violate the First Amendment, which prohibits companies from suing critics out of existence just because their message is anathema to the corporate interests of the plaintiff. We also told the court that the RICO Act can’t be manipulated and exploited to suppress constitutionally protected speech.

19.01.2019 - 05:59 [ JURIST ]

ACLU sues federal agencies in order to obtain social media surveillance records

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Thursday filed a lawsuit against seven federal agencies, intending to obtain information on how the government surveils social media. The suit seeks to compel the agencies to turn over documents related to communications with social media platforms and the guidelines they use.

29.11.2018 - 02:58 [ CNET ]

Secret Facebook-FBI ruling must be made public, ACLU and EFF say

On Wednesday, attorneys for the American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Frontier Foundation filed a motion to unseal a secret court ruling in a case involving the Department of Justice and Facebook, stemming from a California case in which the FBI wanted to force the social network to wiretap phone calls on Messenger.

30.10.2018 - 19:28 [ American Civil Liberties Union ]

U.S. Citizen, Detained Without Charge by Trump Administration for a Year, Is Finally Free

An American illegally detained in Iraq by the U.S. military for more than a year has finally won his freedom.

On Sunday, after a long court battle, the Trump administration let our client go. Under a settlement agreement, he was released in a third country, where he will once again be a free man. Parts of the agreement are confidential, and he is officially remaining unidentified for his safety and privacy.

23.06.2018 - 20:11 [ American Civil Liberties Union ]

The ACLU’s Longstanding Commitment to Defending Speech We Hate

Wendy Kaminer’s criticism, published in the Wall Street Journal, is different from those challenges to our work. Her critique is predicated on a fundamental misrepresentation. She falsely accuses the ACLU of having secretly changed its policy regarding free speech — and of launching an investigation to determine who “leaked” the “secret” document that she claims reveals this asserted change in policy. In fact, the ACLU remains fully committed to defending free speech as the document she cites – our guidelines for case selection — expressly reaffirms. That document does not change our longstanding policies and has never been secret.

23.06.2018 - 20:01 [ Fefe ]

Die ACLU rückt anscheinend von ihrer Fundamental-Verteidigung von Free Speech ab. Das ist eine Zeitenwende.

Wenn die ACLU Free Speech nicht mehr verteidigt, ist das glaube ich bald vorbei damit in den USA. Ich habe die immer sehr respektiert für ihre knallharte Prinzipientreue. Mir fällt keine andere Organisation ein, die so berechenbar und verlässlich war wie die ACLU an der Stelle.

Wenn man relativiert, in welchen Fällen Grundrechte verteidigt werden, sind es halt keine Grundrechte mehr. Sondern eher so temporäre Leihgaben des Königs, der es sich jederzeit anders überlegen kann.

30.03.2018 - 02:50 [ Common Dreams ]

ACLU to Cities: Defend Online Privacy, Net Neutrality With Publicly Owned Municipal Broadband

A new report details how local officials can create publicly owned internet programs that not only protect free speech and privacy, but also are accessible and affordable