Civil liberties

09.14.12
Twitter hands over Occupy Wall Street protestor's updates under pressure
09.14.12

Twitter hands over Occupy Wall Street protestor's updates under pressure

Twitter has been building a modest reputation for siding with the little guy (or girl) when it com...

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06.01.12
Google to flag 'censored' searches for Chinese users (video)
06.01.12

Google to flag 'censored' searches for Chinese users (video)

Google is announcing that it's going to place a flag on contentious search terms for users in main...

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05.05.12
FBI reportedly pressing for backdoor access to Facebook, Google
05.05.12

FBI reportedly pressing for backdoor access to Facebook, Google

Investigators at the FBI supposedly aren't happy that social networks like Facebook or Google+ don...

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02.01.12
Hawaii's online tracking law is all but dead, lead sponsor confirms
02.01.12

Hawaii's online tracking law is all but dead, lead sponsor confirms

The Hawaii state legislature has apparently pulled an about face on a proposed internet tracking bil...

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01.21.12
NYPD begins testing long-distance gun detector as alternative to physical searches
01.21.12

NYPD begins testing long-distance gun detector as alternative to physical searches

As part of its ongoing effort to keep New York City safe, the NYPD has begun testing a new scanning...

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12.22.11
EFF takes the fight to Carrier IQ, requests reinforcements
12.22.11

EFF takes the fight to Carrier IQ, requests reinforcements

If we didn't love the EFF already, we'd be proposing marriage now that it's managed to reverse-...

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12.20.11
Democratic Republic of Congo bans text messaging
12.20.11

Democratic Republic of Congo bans text messaging

After a controversial presidential election that saw Joseph Kabila retain the office amid fierc...

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06.26.10
New privacy laws needed that entail GPS technology, hot-headed rogue cops
06.26.10

New privacy laws needed that entail GPS technology, hot-headed rogue cops

An expert testifying at a hearing of the House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and C...

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08.01.08
Laptops can be confiscated and searched at US border without cause says report
08.01.08

Laptops can be confiscated and searched at US border without cause says report

In further evidence of our rapidly eroding civil liberties, the Department of Homeland Security dis...

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