ACLU: The FBI Has Access to Over 640 Million Photos of Us Through Its Facial Recognition Database

ACLU: The FBI Has Access to Over 640 Million Photos of Us Through Its Facial Recognition Database. “At a House Oversight Committee hearing this week with an FBI witness, we learned new details that further confirm our fears that the FBI’s face recognition apparatus continues to balloon, threatening our fundamental liberties. The details also underscore the urgent need for Congress to put the brakes on law enforcement use of this powerful technology. Here are some of the most concerning details we learned from the hearing…”

Gizmodo: ACLU is Suing the Federal Government for Information About Social Media Surveillance Practices

Gizmodo: ACLU Is Suing the Federal Government for Information About Social Media Surveillance Practices. “The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation filed a lawsuit in the Northern District of California against the federal government on Thursday over its social media surveillance practices, specifically relating to the Trump administration’s controversial immigration policy known as ‘extreme vetting.'”

The Register: Sorry, we haven’t ACLU what happened in sealed ‘Facebook decryption’ case, but let’s find out

The Register: Sorry, we haven’t ACLU what happened in sealed ‘Facebook decryption’ case, but let’s find out. “The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed a motion to find out what went on in a court case in which the US Department of Justice allegedly tried to make Facebook give it unencrypted access to Messenger calls.”

Gizmodo: Justice Department Drops Request for Names of People Who ‘Liked’ Anti-Trump Facebook Page

Gizmodo: Justice Department Drops Request for Names of People Who ‘Liked’ Anti-Trump Facebook Page. “In a court hearing today, the Department of Justice dropped its request for the names of an estimated 6,000 people who ‘liked’ a Facebook page about an Inauguration Day protest, the American Civil Liberties Union said. The ACLU challenged several warrants related to protests against President Trump’s inauguration on Friday, one of which included the search, claiming they were over-broad.”

IFTTT Adds New Resources to Its Data Access Project

IFTTT has added new resources to its Data Access Project. “Coming out of our work on Applets for activism, we started speaking with the team at Equal Rights Advocates. When we embarked on the Data Access Project, we realized it was the perfect opportunity to work closely with ERA to build out a service, and bring more non-profits to IFTTT. Here’s an in-depth look at these groups, and why we’re excited to have them on the platform.”

Gale Digitizes American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Papers (PRESS RELEASE)

Gale has digitized the archives of the American Civil Liberties Union (PRESS RELEASE). “Sourced from Princeton University and the ACLU, American Civil Liberties Union Papers, 1912-1990 contains more than 2 million pages of material. Included in the collection are internal documents such as memoranda and committee reports; correspondence from clients, members of the board of directors, government bureaucrats, attorneys, and other sources; materials relating to local organizations affiliated with the ACLU, as well as records of hundreds of organizations with which the ACLU had supportive or adversarial relations; and legal briefs and newspaper clippings.”