After 9/11, Time to Rein in Big Brother?

Law enforcement needs careful guidelines to ensure the sophisticated counterterrorism surveillance tools developed in the aftermath of the New York attacks are not abused in daily police work. The UK might offer one model.


State Legislators Crack Down on Right to Protest

Close to a fifth of state legislatures are pushing for anti-protest bills in a movement that gained momentum after the summer’s protests over the police killing of George Floyd. The measures range from barring demonstrators from public benefits or government jobs to offering legal protections to those who shoot or run over protesters.

Does FBI Have a Phone-Hacking Lab? ACLU Sues to Find Out

The ACLU is suing the FBI following the discovery of public court documents and records that indicate the FBI Electronic Device Analysis Unit can bypass encrypted cell phone information. If true, the ACLU says this will “severely undermine our digital privacy and security.”