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Yahoo applies for patent on mass surveillance system the Soviets would envy

Yahoo applies for patent on mass surveillance system the Soviets would envy On March 31, 2015 Yahoo applied for a patent with implications that would make the Stasi sit up and cheer.But there could be, if you and everyone else would just surrender all your personal information forever.

Dots Games Asks Players To Donate To ACLU In Light of Trump's Travel Ban

Dots Games Asks Players To Donate To ACLU In Light of Trump's Travel Ban The company behind mobile games Dots, Two Dots, and Dots & Co doesn’t usually speak directly to its players about what’s going on in the world, but following President Trump’s Friday executive order banning travel from several Muslim-majority countries, Playdots, Inc.Witnessing all of this, the designers behind the Dots series of meditative and relaxing puzzle games decided they needed to respond as well.

Celebrities are pouring money into the ACLU after Trump's immigration ban

Celebrities are pouring money into the ACLU after Trump's immigration ban The immigration ban, which resulted in  detentions of immigrants at airports around the United States and protests at many of those same airports, also targeted legal U.at the time of the ban, as well as those who have dual citizenship in one of those nations.

Twitter reacts with anger as tech CEOs offer to reach out to Trump over immigration ban

Twitter reacts with anger as tech CEOs offer to reach out to Trump over immigration ban He recently endorsed Trump's pick for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, who until recently was the CEO of ExxonMobil, a massive oil and gas company.Kennedy airport on Saturday during an hour-long strike called by the New York Taxi Workers Alliance as a form of protest against Trump's immigration ban.

Bandcamp's CEO pledges 100 percent of Friday's profits to ACLU

Bandcamp's CEO pledges 100 percent of Friday's profits to ACLU Donald Trump's 'Muslim ban' has already a number of tech companies pledging support to immigrants and those who protect them.Online music platform Bandcamp is the latest company to put its money where its mouth is, promising that 100 percent of sales made this Friday Feb.

Fake Bowling Green Massacre victims site links to the ACLU donor page

Fake Bowling Green Massacre victims site links to the ACLU donor page But by nightfall it had become the site of a made-up massacre, and by the morning that fake massacre was being lampooned across the internet and even had a fake donations site set up in its name.But it funnels all funds towards the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

Hacked Amazon Dash Button sends $5 to the ACLU whenever life demands it

Hacked Amazon Dash Button sends $5 to the ACLU whenever life  demands it In what feels like the first good use for an Amazon Dash Button, a programmer hacked his button to donate $5 to the ACLU whenever he wishes.In a post published to Medium, Nathan Pryor detailed the process of building a custom charitable Dash Button, from writing a script that sends the money to designing its own official label.

ACLU launches website for anyone that wants to join the resistance

ACLU launches website for anyone that wants to join the resistance The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) saw a flood of donations as Americans took up the resistance to Donald Trump just weeks into his presidency.Now, it's trying to put some of that money towards helping everyday Americans who are fighting Trump policies on the ground.

There's a really good reason why stars are wearing blue ribbons on the Oscars red carpet

There's a really good reason why stars are wearing blue ribbons on the Oscars red carpet There is no way the 89th annual Academy Awards was not going to get political.Some actors and actresses kicked things off before the show even began on Sunday night by wearing blue ribbons attached to tuxes and gowns while they strode upon the red carpet on their way into the event.

Everything from pandas to the ACLU were championed at the Oscars

Everything from pandas to the ACLU were championed at the Oscars Actors and actresses came to the 89th Academy Awards to collect gold statuettes, but also took the opportunity to represent organizations and causes dear to them.The stars walked the red carpet with everything from ribbons to stuffed animals in tow.

The ACLU is fighting police who want private info on a political Facebook group

The ACLU is fighting police who want private info on a political Facebook group In a potentially troubling move for the future of online organizing, police in Washington are looking to dig up private information on members of a political Facebook group.It's unclear if the warrant seeks further information from participants' own Facebook pages.

Facebook just took a surprising stand on an important digital rights issue

Facebook just took a surprising stand on an important digital rights issue In October, the ACLU of California exposed how social media surveillance companies such as Geofeedia used data provided by Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to track activists.The company then sold their services to police departments.

Like Tina Fey? And the ACLU? Do we have the livestream for you.

Like Tina Fey? And the ACLU? Do we have the livestream for you. Some of the nation's most beloved celebs — from Tom Hanks to Tina Fey and Amy Poehler — are joining in a Facebook Live telethon on March 31 for the American Civil Liberties Union.A three-hour telethon called "Stand for Rights: A Benefit for the ACLU" will raise money for the organization, Variety reports.