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What does a New Year bring to our privacy and surveillance?

The article below is the first in a two-part series about surveillance. Thinking about resolutions or intentions for 2014 On this last day of 2013, like most of us, I’ve been thinking about new opportunities and challenges for American Library

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NSA surveillance examined by all 3 branches

Reforms to the National Security Agency’s massive unconstitutional surveillance program may soon be underway. For the first time ever, the surveillance reform debate can be enjoined in all branches of government. “The District Court ruling is the first time that

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Day of Action to Demand ECPA Reform

Today, the American Library Association is joining a nationwide day of action calling for reform of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), the law that says the government can access your email and documents in the cloud without a warrant.

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Keep the Freedom Act momentum going

Library supporters: Tell Congress to support the USA Freedom Act. Ask your U.S. representative and senators to cosponsor this important legislation. In a joint letter (pdf) to Congress, the American Library Association joined national civil liberties groups, trade associations and

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Civil Liberties Push Moves Forward with National Rally

This summer, the American Library Association took a stand to protect civil liberties by joining Stop Watching Us, a political coalition comprised of more than 100 public advocacy organizations and companies. Next month, the coalition—which includes the Electronic Frontier Foundation,

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