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2012-04-19 23:00:40

"CISPA outsources spying to American corporations and circumvents the 4th Amendment, which gives the people the right not to be searched in their persons, houses, papers, and effects without probable cause and a search warrant," stated Evelyn Castillo-Bach, Founder and CEO of UmeNow and known to her followers as Privacy Mom. Pembroke Pines, Fl (PRWEB) April 19, 2012 Evelyn Castillo-Bach, Founder and CEO of UmeNow, announced today, in conjunction with her Occupy Privacy campaign, that U.S....

Should Web Privacy Rules Really Be Subjected to a 'Multi-Stakeholder Process'?
2012-04-05 11:52:50

...And what in the world is a Multi-Stakeholder Process? Opinion/Editorial provided by Jedidiah Becker for RedOrbit.com By now most casual followers of tech news are familiar with the Obama administration's imaginative digital addendum to the first ten amendments announced in late February, cleverly christened with the smarmy sobriquet the “Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights” (CPBR). The purported purpose of the executive report — the ponderous official title of...

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2012-03-13 09:10:05

In order to gain access to comments a 12-year old student allegedly made on Facebook, a school in Minnewaska, Minnesota ordered the student to reveal her username and password for the social networking site.  The American Civil Liberties Union filed suit on behalf of the student against the Minnewaska Area Schools and Pope County, claiming administrators "violated a middle school student's constitutional rights in two incidents involving Facebook." Facebook comments in question...

2012-03-12 10:34:00

Council of Prison Locals says federal prisons safer, more cost-effective than private counterparts WASHINGTON, March 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council of Prison Locals (CPL) of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) today denounced a privatization plan by the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) that would weaken prison security, jeopardize community safety and encourage states to take on additional debt. CCA Chief Corrections Officer and...

2012-02-16 13:57:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Laura Murphy, director of the Washington legislative office of the American Civil Liberties Union, and Hans von Spakovsky, senior legal fellow and manager of the Civil Justice Reform Initiative in the Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at the Heritage Foundation, will speak at a National Press Club Newsmaker at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, in the Zenger Room of the club in the National Press Building, 529 14th St., NW,...

2012-02-09 17:34:00

Liberty Institute Files Cert Petition with U.S. Supreme Court to Save Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial Cross; Re-launches "Don't Tear Me Down" Campaign at Rally SAN DIEGO, Feb. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Liberty Institute filed a cert petition with the U.S. Supreme Court asking the High Court to overturn the Ninth Circuit ruling that the Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial Cross is unconstitutional. At a rally today beneath the shadow of the 29-ft-tall Mt. Soledad Veterans...

2012-02-01 13:39:00

KALISPELL, Mont., Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yesterday, Liberty Institute on behalf of its client the Knights of Columbus of Kalispell claimed victory when the U.S. Forest Service renewed a 10-year land permit to allow the Jesus statue, a WWII monument honoring the sacrifice of the 10th Mountain Division, to remain standing atop Big Mountain in Montana. In the wake of the victory, a Wisconsin-based anti-religion group issued a statement on its website announcing its...

2012-01-04 14:09:00

CHICAGO, Jan. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Colleen K. Connell, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois: Late last night, Jay Miller, the longest serving executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, passed away. Jay retired in 2000 after more than four decades of leadership to the ACLU in Illinois, Northern California and in the national offices in Washington, D.C. and New York City. During his tenure in...

2011-12-01 14:30:00

ACLU documents show agents gathering intelligence on those they met WASHINGTON, Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today expressed concern about the "chilling effect" on constitutionally-protected activities that may result from the apparent use of FBI community outreach efforts to secretly gather intelligence on American Muslim communities, groups and individuals. According to documents obtained by the American Civil Liberties...

2011-11-16 08:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Responding quickly to concerns that its iBoss Web Filters were blocking access to LGBT websites for employees of Montgomery County, Maryland, Phantom Technologies assures customers that its web-filtering technology is designed to function within the guidelines of the ACLU's Don't Filter Me campaign, which seeks to curb illegal filtering of pro-LGBT content. Last month, a Montgomery County employee informed his network administrator that he was...