- Civil Rights Icon C.T. Vivian on Nonviolence & Hypocrisy of U.S. Promoting Democracy Abroad
- Chicago Not “Second City” In Stop & Frisks
- Did Federal Courts Use ‘State Secrets’ to Protect a CIA Propaganda Front?
- Why Are Supreme Court Protesters Treated More Harshly?
- Stop Spying! Tech and Privacy Groups Tell Congress
- Repeal the PATRIOT Act
- Wanted: Slingshots
- Ted Cruz: Champion of the Constitution or Repressive Villain? Yes.
- It’s Sunshine Week
- Which Agencies Fail at FOIA?
March 27, 2015, Sue Udry
Did Federal Courts Use ‘State Secrets’ to Protect a CIA Propaganda Front?
We don’t know. We don’t know anything about why this case got thrown out of court, and that’s a problem.
March 26, 2015, Steven Wishnia
Why Are Supreme Court Protesters Treated More Harshly?
Protesters who break minor laws in Washington, D.C., usually get diversion: If they don’t get arrested in the next six months to a year, the charges against them are dismissed.
March 25, 2015, Steven Wishnia and Susan Udry
Stop Spying! Tech and Privacy Groups Tell Congress
The first salvo in this year’s battle on mass surveillance was launched today, when a coalition of more than 40 tech companies and groups sent an open letter urging Congress to resist reauthorizing a key provision of the PATRIOT Act.
March 24, 2015, Kristian Williams
Bruce Schneier has built a career explaining the principles of security in plain English, helping the uninitiated to think clearly and critically about managing risk, and exposing the nonsense peddled by government spokesmen and high-tech hucksters.
March 23, 2015, Sue Udry
Ted Cruz: Champion of the Constitution or Repressive Villain? Yes.
Senator Cruz is a civil liberties rock star. Except when he isn’t
Analysis & OpinionMORE
NEW REPORT: FISA Court Needs Reform to Protect Americans’ Civil Liberties Sue Udry
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court is no longer serving its constitutional function of providing a check on the executive branch’s ability to obtain Americans’ private communications, concludes a new report released today by the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law.
CISA Isn’t Cybersecurity: It’s Cyber-Surveillance Thomas Hedges
Last week, the Senate Intelligence Committee approved the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2014 (CISA) by a 14–1 vote. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) stood alone against the bill, saying in a statement March 13 that it “does not include adequate privacy protections” and is simply another “surveillance bill by another name.”
Five Years of Fake Facebook: How Mall of America Spied on Activists
The Mall of America maintained a bogus Facebook account to monitor Minnesota activists for more than five years,March 18, 2015,Steven Wishnia
Keeping Young Black Souls Intact: Madison Activist Brandi Grayson
“At that moment after Mike Brown was murdered in Ferguson and we saw the country explode, it was necessary in my heart to do the same here and organize my own people here in Madison…”March 18, 2015,Steven Wishnia