A year ago Sunday, Congress shelved the Stop Online Privacy Act and the Protect IP Act after millions of concerned Internet users expressed outrage over a bill they believed threatened the freedom of the Internet.
The most memorable of those expressions of outrage against SOPA came a year ago Fri ... More >>
[UPDATE]: Testimony at the 9/11 military tribunal trial at Guantanamo Bay will be subject to censorship, according to court documents released yesterday.
Judge Col. James Pohl ruled last week that the testimony of the defendants, including alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, could conta ... More >>
The military tribunal -- where alleged 9-11 master-mind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and four other alleged 9-11 conspirators will be tried -- is expected to rule at a pre-trail hearing today on the government's request to censor testimony.
The government filed the motion back in April, requesting that ... More >>
The New Jersey branch of the American Civil Liberties Union has developed a smartphone app that allows users to easily record what happens during a police stop without the officer knowing he or she is getting recorded. The app is called "Police Tape" and was developed with the idea of letting the ge ... More >>
A few weeks back, The Associated Press reported some more sucky news about the job market: Employers increasingly want passwords to social networking sites, and will demand that info from prospective employees on job apps.
Creeped out because H.R. might soon click through your private spring break ... More >>
How refreshing to get a moment -- just a moment -- of clarity in the Balloon Boy story. Larimer County Sheriff Jim Alderden, who expects to bring charges against the Balloon Boy's dad, Richard Heene, has told reporters the ACLU is representing the Heene family. In other media sources, it is ... More >>
Hillstock, the first ever installment of this permit-less backyard-and-rooftop festival, went off this weekend--though there was one hitch. The quieter Sunday singer-songwriter portion was supposed to happen on the rooftop of co-organizer Eric Williams, yet Eric's landlord magically di ... More >>
Oh great: the panopticon New York has created around Ground Zero may be coming to midtown. If Commissioner Kelly gets his ways and the funds from Homeland Security, thousands of surveillance cameras will be installed the width of Manhattan between 34th and 59th Streets. They'll be recording your mo ... More >>
Beginning today, the U.S. government will collect DNA samples from people arrested and detained for suspected immigration violations, the Los Angeles Times reports. Expectedly, the usual suspects are battling it out: An ACLU tech expert is concerned that "people who are merely accused of a crime or ... More >>