security

Bill of Rights Club: Episode 2

Episode 2 of the Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights’ podcast, Bill of Rights Club, is now live. In this series, we take the current events we cover on the site that we think deserve some more … Read more »

Announcement: CCDBR is Holding a Team Internet-Aligned Demonstration for Net Neutrality

Although the struggle for civil liberties is never truly and permanently at an end, the emergence of the internet as a fact of 21st century existence opens up a new front in the battle for fundamental freedoms, most prominently those … Read more »

Call to Action: With FCC Vote Condemning Net Neutrality to Death, Congress Holds Last Remaining Hope

As we outlined in our most recent net neutrality piece, in spite of overwhelming public support for current net neutrality rules, and the considerable evidence of the grave harms that would result in their absence, the FCC under Chairman … Read more »

Press: In Light of FCC Vote, CCDBR and Allies Will Step Up the Fight for Free and Open Internet

CHICAGO — On Sunday, December 10, 2017, the Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights, in partnership with the Electronic Frontier Alliance, held an open forum to discuss the impact of the impending Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) vote to Read more »

Announcement: CCDBR to Host Net Neutrality Forum Ahead of FCC Vote

In light of the considerable impact that the impending FCC vote to reverse its classification of internet service providers (ISPs) as common carriers will have on ordinary Chicago residents and Americans across the country, the Chicago Committee to Defend the … Read more »

FCC Plows Ahead with Plans to Scrap Net Neutrality and Endanger Open Internet

According to a new report from Wired, the FCC has unveiled its plans for rescinding the classification of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) as common carriers, forfeiting the Commission’s ability and obligation to police ISPs for possible violations of … Read more »

FBI Signals Imminent New Push to Fatally Compromise Encryption

According to a new article from Ars Technica, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has reaffirmed his support for the Department of Justice’s renewed push to compel tech companies to weaken the encryption they deploy in their commercially available devices, services, … Read more »

Announcement: CCDBR and LPL to Jointly Present Digital Security Training

It is with great excitement that the Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights announces that we will be presenting two digital security training sessions this week featuring Lucy Parsons Labs. The two workshops, one on October 12 and … Read more »

Report: New Homeland Security Policy Would Subject Millions of Immigrants and Naturalized Citizens to Digital Monitoring

In a policy change announced earlier this month, the Department of Homeland Security seeks to expand its immigrant records database to incorporate the collection and storage of new information streams, including social media and other digital content. The new … Read more »

Rauner Vetoes Bill Requiring User Opt-In for Selling Geolocation Data

The Chicago Tribune reports that Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has vetoed a bill which would have required tech companies and other businesses whose products or services handle geolocation data to receive explicit consent from users or customers before that data … Read more »

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