More than a month after a federal judge struck down a lawsuit that an Idaho woman filed against the National Security Agency's collection of cellphone data, the American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Frontier Foundation have taken on the case in the appeals process.
Saying he didn't have jurisdiction, a Florida circuit court judge recently dismissed a lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida against a local police department to produce documents about the use of controversial cellphone tracking devices.
The ACLU and the ACLU of Texas are calling on the U.S. Bureau of Prisons to strengthen oversight of prisons for non-citizen immigrants after the groups alleged that they uncovered "shocking abuse and mistreatment" of prisoners after a four-year investigation. BOP said it's taking the allegations seriously.
Customs and Border Protection May 30 released a revised handbook on how its officers and agents can use lethal force, incorporating recommendations made more than a year ago by an independent think tank.
Although the American Civil Liberties Union is an active participant in a multistakeholder process to address privacy and facial recognition technology, the group says a National Telecommunications and Information Administration-backed code of conduct will not provide sufficient privacy protection.
The House Intelligence Committee approved the USA Freedom Act May 8, setting the stage for a vote on the House floor.
The current rule, in contrast, requires obtaining warrants in each of the districts where an affected computer may be located.
The bill "unequivocally ends bulk collection," said its sponsor, Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wisc.), today during markup.
A federal appeals court ordered the Justice Department to release a memo containing the legal basis to kill U.S. citizens via drone strikes in an April 21 ruling.
American technology companies were not ignorant of National Security Agency surveillance of digital content transmitted through their services, a top National Security Agency official said Wednesday.