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?

    … This might be the year we all broke Twitter. When racist trolls force an African-American actress to leave the network and hundreds of journalists get anti-Semitic death threats on the platform, it’s time once again to re-examine the tension between liberty and protection of citizens. On the other hand, when the police patrol Twitter looking…

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  • Facebook To Provide Nielsen With Aggregated, Anonymized Data On TV Viewers

    … Facebook. Americans are using more devices than ever before to watch video content, and the number of content producers has proliferated. That fragments the audience. It also gives advertisers the ability to target their messages. We have to be able to understand how consumers are seeking out our ads across all these different platforms, but we…

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