Digital Security for Life and Activism. Free Workshop in Silver Spring Will Arm You With Tools & Techniques to Protect Yourself
This hands-on Digital Security Workshop explains the electronic policies that threaten your online privacy and activism, and will walk you through some simple tools and techniques to help protect yourself.
A Customs and Border Patrol proposal to collect social media identifiers of Chinese visa holders is racist and undermines internet freedom and privacy. Take action to oppose the proposal.
Does the First Amendment protect your right to tweet anonymously or “pseudonymously” (as the case is when one uses a twitter handle, but not their real name)? Even when you criticize the President?
If passed, the ‘Protecting Data at the Border Act’ would require border agents to have a warrant or probable cause before searching a US person’s electronic device or data–the same standard the Constitution requires for government agents anywhere else in the country.
702 Briefing: The Mass Surveillance Law is Up for Renewal at the End of 2017. Are You Ready to Fight It?
Please join us for a teleconference briefing to understand the law, the political dynamics, and how Rights & Dissent and our allies on the left and right plan to force Congress to adopt radical reforms or let the law sunset.
Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act, is a sweeping piece of intelligence legislation, that is up for reauthorization later this year and, in our view, permits significant offenses against Americans’ civil liberties. Section 702 authorizes two truly alarming efforts that must be reformed or ended.
Travelers to the U.S., and even returning citizens are facing more intrusive questions, including demands to handover passwords. But fishing expeditions at the border do nothing to enhance national security.
Believe it or not, there’s some good news. The Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission, which is chaired by BORDC/DDF Patriot Award winner Brian Hofer, in January approved and passed to the Oakland City Council an ordinance that calls for close scrutiny of the city’s spy gear.
BORDC/DDF Joins Coalition of Over 75 Organizations Demanding More Transparent Censorship Policies From Facebook
What is Facebook’s censorship policy, and why were activists’ facebook accounts censored while covering the civilian uprisings in Charlotte, NC, and live footage from anti Dakota Access Pipeline protests removed? And has Facebook sent data to help police track and surveil protesters in Ferguson, MO and Baltimore, MD?
Sessions has spent his career undermining the rights of people of color, women, LGBTQ people, immigrants, religious minorities, and people with disabilities. And he’s no friend of civil liberties either.