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Research Shows Poor Americans More Severely Harmed By Surveillance

According to a piece in The New York Times, a recent study by the Pew Research Center revealed that Americans in lower income groups confront greater privacy and security concerns, but enjoy less access to means of addressing themRead more »

San Francisco Moves to Prohibit Government Use of Facial Recognition and Limit Surveillance Technology

According to a new piece by The Atlantic, San Francisco legislators are moving ahead with a bill that would prohibit city government agencies from using facial recognition technology. While the draft legislation, known as the ‚ÄúStop Secret Surveillance … Read more »

Law Enforcement Around the Country is Quietly Enlisting the Private Sector to Develop Real-Time Facial Recognition Capability

Once relegated to the fanciful flights of science fiction, facial recognition technology has not only reached sufficient maturity to enter the market, but has even entered mainstream consumer consciousness as a tool of convenience. One need only ask the satisfied … Read more »

Documents Show FBI Monitored Movements of Black Lives Matter Activists

 The Intercept reveals that the FBI has developed and implemented a practice of monitoring the physical movements of activists associated with Black Lives Matter. In addition to providing further evidence of FBI tailing nonviolent demonstrators, the piece also sheds light … Read more »

Opinion: For Sun-Times Editorial Board, No Warrant, No Surveillance, No Exceptions

This week the Chicago Sun-Times Editorial Board took a firm stance against warrantless surveillance against American citizens, specifically that which is tolerated under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). The legislation, which is under consideration for … Read more »

From Bridgeview to Black Lives Matter, Targets May Change, But the Surveillance Remains the Same

Two new reports released in as many weeks, one by WBEZ and the other by Al Jazeera, vividly illustrate how politically motivated policing is a thread that runs through law enforcement from before the start of the war on … Read more »

Bill of Rights Club: A Podcast by CCDBR

The Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights is excited to announce the launch of a new podcast: Bill of Rights Club. Over the course of this series, we’ll be taking the most pressing and significant current events we cover … Read more »

Court Ruling Solidifies FBI Gag Order in FBI National Security Letters

Ars Technica has reported that the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the legality of a nondisclosure clause in FBI National Security Letters, or NSLs, a type of record request order issued to telecommunication companies, online communication platforms, … Read more »

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