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.
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  • Whose Data Is It Anyway?

    …, and it can tie it all together because you log in with your Gmail ID. The company can then cross-reference that behavior to your activity online and likely even predict where you are headed next. There’s nothing wrong with that. Most Americans are fine with this arrangement. If not, we can opt out. So why isn’t the ACLU going after Google? Because…

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  • 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…

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