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Kids These Days…They Absolutely Care About Privacy

ACLU – “Company bigwigs who want to use our personal online information justify their actions by telling us that young people don’t care about privacy. In January, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg claimed that privacy is no longer a “social norm,” just after and just before Facebook significantly curtailed user privacy (yet again). Last year, Walt Disney CEO Robert Iger didn’t mince words when he simply said “kids don’t care” about privacy.”

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ACLU Threatens Lawsuit Against Library Of Congress.

TAPPED – “Former Chief Guantanamo Prosecutor turned military commissions critic Col. Morris Davis was fired from his post-military job at the Congressional Research Service after he penned an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal criticizing the Obama administration for reviving them. The ACLU claims that Davis was threatened with termination over his op-ed before finally being let go.”

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Ohio ACLU warns CH-UH library about alleged censoring of its programs

WKYC – “The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio warned the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library that recent censorship of public educational programs could stifle free speech.”

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Court Rejects ACLU Challenge to Wiretaps

AP – “The Supreme Court dealt a setback Tuesday to civil rights and privacy advocates who oppose the Bush administration’s warrantless wiretapping program. The justices, without comment, turned down an appeal from the American Civil Liberties Union to let it pursue a lawsuit against the program that began shortly after the Sept. 11 terror attacks.”

Oy! (via)

At least we still have the Appeals Courts, FWIW.

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So Much For Privacy

Vanessa Miller – “The Boulder Valley School District is standing behind high school administrators after the American Civil Liberties Union on Wednesday accused them of “committing felonies” by seizing students’ cell phones, reading their text messages and making transcripts.” (via)

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