CNN: ACLU files lawsuit against border coronavirus restrictions

CNN: ACLU files lawsuit against border coronavirus restrictions. “The American Civil Liberties Union, along with two other immigrant advocacy organizations, filed the first lawsuit Tuesday against stringent border restrictions related to coronavirus that largely bar migrants from entering the United States.”

CNN: The ACLU sues Clearview AI, calling the tool an ‘unprecedented violation’ of privacy rights

CNN: The ACLU sues Clearview AI, calling the tool an ‘unprecedented violation’ of privacy rights. “The American Civil Liberties Union is suing Clearview AI, the maker of a facial-recognition tool used by law enforcement agencies across the country. The ACLU alleges that Clearview’s technology runs afoul of the 2008 Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, according to the complaint, filed Thursday in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois.”

CNET: ACLU sues for records on facial recognition use at airports, border

CNET: ACLU sues for records on facial recognition use at airports, border. “The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the Department of Homeland Security, as well as Customs and Border Protection, the Transportation Security Administration, and Immigrations and Customs Enforcement after the agencies failed to provide public records on how they’re using facial recognition at airports and US borders.”

TechCrunch: ACLU says it’ll fight DHS efforts to use app locations for deportations

TechCrunch: ACLU says it’ll fight DHS efforts to use app locations for deportations. “The American Civil Liberties Union plans to fight newly revealed practices by the Department of Homeland Security which used commercially available cell phone location data to track suspected illegal immigrants.”

MSN News: Citing ‘unprecedented’ surveillance, ACLU sues federal agencies over facial-recognition scans

MSN News: Citing ‘unprecedented’ surveillance, ACLU sues federal agencies over facial-recognition scans . “The American Civil Liberties Union on Thursday sued the Justice Department, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the FBI for records detailing their use of facial-recognition software, arguing the agencies have secretly implemented a nationwide surveillance technology that threatens Americans’ privacy and civil rights.”

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.”