“There’s an issue of content discrimination,” said Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Washington. “It is not a problem unique to Facebook. There’s a number of high-profile examples of edge providers engaging in blocking and censoring religious and conservative political content… What is Facebook doing to ensure that its users are treated fairly and objectively by content reviewers?”
During a photo op with children at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll, CNN reporter Jim Acosta asked about Trump’s recent Twitter rants about DACA, the program he rescinded in September that protected young immigrants from deportation. “What about the DACA kids?” Acosta asked from behind the press barrier. “Should they worry about what’s going to happen to them?”
A hidden camera in the sky watches people’s movements on the ground; ex-military private contractors control the cameras and run the operation to avoid government oversight. In the background, billionaire funders salivate at the possibility of plush government contracts. In the city of Baltimore, this dystopian scenario is already real life.
By Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times Oklahoma prison officials violated the First Amendment when they closed the blinds to witnesses during a botched execution in April, media and civil liberties advocates allege in a federal lawsuit filed Monday. The American Civil Liberties Union and its Oklahoma affiliate teamed up with the Guardian U.S. and the […]
Today the Weekend Reader brings you The Naked Society, by journalist and author Vance Packard. This 1964 classic was certainly far ahead of its time, discussing the dangers of new technology infringing upon our right to privacy. While worrisome then — with new developments in surveillance methods during the 1960s — it is far more salient today. The […]
Washington (AFP) – The bulk telephone data collection by a U.S. intelligence agency is a massive violation of civil liberties and should be shut down, a government advisory panel said Thursday. A report by the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, a panel created on the recommendation of the 9/11 Commission, concluded the National Security […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — Surveillance cameras in public places? Sure. Body scans at airports? Maybe. Snooping in personal email? Not so fast. The same Americans who are increasingly splashing their personal lives across Facebook and Twitter trace a meandering path when asked where the government should draw the line between protecting civil liberties and pursuing terrorism. […]