American Civil Liberties Union

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is a nonpartisan non-profit organization whose stated mission is "to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States." It works through litigation, lobbying, and community education. Founded in 1920 by Roger Baldwin, Crystal Eastman, and Walter Nelles, the ACLU has over 500,000 members and has an annual budget over $100 million. Local affiliates of the ACLU are active in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. The ACLU provides legal assistance in cases when it considers civil liberties to be at risk.
Posts about American Civil Liberties Union
  • Whose Data Is It Anyway?

    … for criminal activity, that raises red flags, as well. While Twitter hasn’t been able to do much about rampant racism, it has been firm with law enforcement about perceived snooping. Most recently, after an American Civil Liberties Union report accused surveillance startup GeoFeedia of “spying,” Twitter and Facebook cut off GeoFeedia’s data stream…

    AllFacebookin Google Facebook Twitter- 11 readers -
  • Google Isn’t Spying On You, Says Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt

    Criticism against the search giant for allegedly spying on its users isn’t going unheard, as Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt reportedly shot back in defense of his company at a conference at the Cato Institute today: “I hear this perception that somehow we’re not playing by the rules of modern society, I think it’s wrong. Google has worked very hard to improve your privacy.

    Matt Southern/ Search Engine Journal- 6 readers -
  • Facebook To Provide Nielsen With Aggregated, Anonymized Data On TV Viewers

    … Facebook will begin sending anonymized information on the ages and genders of viewers of specific television shows to ratings-measurement outfit Nielsen this fall, the Los Angeles Times reported. The two companies told the Times the information Nielsen sends to the social network will be in the form of numerical codes, meaning that Facebook won't…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social- 20 readers -
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