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Victory Against School Biometrics in Illinois

Joy Robinson-Van Gilder is a small-town mom from Earlville, Illinois (population 1,778) who began a one-woman campaign to fight the use of biometrics in the schools and won.
In August of 2005, the public school in Earlville installed biometric equipment, allowing the school to track students by scanning their...

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DHS Scraps ADVISE Data-Mining Software

The Department of Homeland Security?s (DHS's) ADVISE has followed a familiar pattern. Just like Total Information Awareness (TIA) and CAPPS II before it, ADVISE was once touted as an essential tool in protecting national security, only to fall from grace once serious mistakes and privacy abuses were revealed. But dead...

Apple Lays Foundation for DMCA Lawsuits?

Apple's new product announcements this week may have laid the foundation for the next round of DMCA lawsuits. It sure looks like Apple is using the DMCA to block competition, rather than stop "piracy."First suspect: ringtones on the iPhone. Just before the Apple announcement of its new ringtone offerings...

Visit StoptheSpying.org and Fight for Your Freedom Now!

The president is unconstitutionally wiretapping the telephone and Internet communications of millions of ordinary Americans. Telecom giants want to block lawsuits like EFF's case against AT&T and get immunity for their illegal collaboration with the president's program.
And now Congress is threatening to let them get away with it.
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