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Millennials' view of Snowden could spur surveillance relief, ACLU says

The civil liberties group argues that younger adults have an "overwhelmingly positive opinion" about Edward Snowden, leaker of NSA secrets -- and that governments should take note.

By 22 April 2015


New California law requires police to get warrants for online data

Backed by many tech firms and the ACLU, the privacy law hits the books but doesn't apply to federal law enforcement authorities.

By 9 October 2015


Pregnant woman forced to ground and arrested; bodycam footage has differing interpretations

Technically Incorrect: The police in Barstow, Calif., arrest a heavily pregnant black woman for allegedly resisting arrest. They say they did the right thing. Does the footage confirm that?

By 30 May 2015


Print your own Edward Snowden bust

Move over, Beethoven. A downloadable file from Thingiverse lets you decorate your mantle or piano with NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

By 13 May 2015


US court says NSA phone data program is illegal

The US government has long argued that the program is legal under the controversial Patriot Act, but a federal appeals court sees things differently.

By 8 May 2015


Unrest in Baltimore means big business for Taser

The past year of debate and strife in cities nationwide has pushed law enforcement agencies to begin adopting body cameras. The result: shares of body camera makers are soaring.

By 2 May 2015


ACLU: 'Obama, grant Edward Snowden immunity now'

Days before the president is scheduled to announce possible reform proposals to the NSA's surveillance programs, the civil liberties group creates a petition calling for Snowden's amnesty.

By 15 January 2014


ACLU fights ruling on NSA phone surveillance

As promised, the American Civil Liberties Union appeals a ruling that found the NSA's bulk collection of phone metadata to be legal and a "vital tool."

By 3 January 2014


Wikipedia parent sues to stop NSA's massive surveillance effort

The Wikimedia Foundation argues that the NSA's full-scale seizure of Internet communications is a violation of its First and Fourth Amendment rights.

By 11 March 2015


NSA agents are posing as Santa Claus, sings ACLU

In a Christmas YouTube video, there to make you laugh and quake, the ACLU gives a traditional Christmas song new lyrics and meaning.

By 13 December 2013