Take Action: New USA Freedom Act could reform the USA PATRIOT Act

Today, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Representative Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) introduced the USA FREEDOM Act, a bill that would place restrictions on bulk phone and internet government surveillance, and permit companies to make public the number of FISA orders and

Stop Watching Us: Join the Rally Against Mass Surveillance

This Saturday, October 26th, on the 12th anniversary of the signing of the USA PATRIOT Act, StopWatching.us, a coalition of over 100 advocacy organizations and individuals across the political spectrum (including the American Library Association) will host the largest rally

Support Grows for Amash Amendment to End NSA Surveillance: Call Congress Today

Support is growing for the Amash Amendment, a proposal by Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) and Rep.  John Conyers (D-MI)  that would halt funding for the National Security Agency’s (NSA) warrantless collection of phone records for all persons in the United

Act Now: Support the Amash Amendment to Stop Funding NSA Surveillance

Reposting from District Dispatch: Help put a stop to warrantless surveillance. Ask your congressional representative today to vote YES on the Amash amendment in the Defense Appropriations Bill, H.R. 2397. Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) and Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) have

FTRF, ALA join efforts to protect privacy and increase transparency around surveillance

Cross-posted to the FTRF Blog and the OIF Blog The Freedom to Read Foundation and American Library Association have joined with dozens of technology firms and other civil liberty organizations in calling on the Obama Administration and Congress to increase

Choose Privacy Week 2013: Does Access for Everyone = Privacy for Everyone?

This is the fifth in a series of guest commentaries written in observance of Choose Privacy Week by noted privacy experts and advocates. Today’s post is written by author and library consultant Joyce McIntosh, former Outreach and Assistive Technology Librarian

Choose Privacy Week 2013: Big Data, Privacy, and Corporate Responsibility and Accountability

This is the second in a series of guest commentaries written in observance of Choose Privacy Week by noted privacy experts and advocates. Today’s post is written by Chip Pitts, Lecturer at Stanford Law School. Big Data, Privacy, and Corporate

CPW 2013: Protecting Your Privacy on Public Access Computers: A Tip Sheet for Consumers

(Please share widely!) Protecting your private information and web-surfing habits while using public access computers or public wi-fi is an important part of any plan to protect personal privacy.  Many people, however, are simply unaware of the easy-to-use strategies that