Media Alliance and the National Lawyers Guild CDC (joined by 10 other organizations including Color of Change, Sugar Law Center, The East Bay Social Forum, Alameda Green Party and NHMC), filed comments on April 30th opposing wireless shutdowns. Continue reading MA and National Lawyers Guild CDC File Comments Opposing Wireless Shutdowns
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The Center for Digital Democracy, joined by a coalition of public health, child advocacy, and media justice groups, today filed an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief in a case concerning teen privacy online. In Fraley v. Facebook, the social networking company was sued for violating the privacy of users of all ages, and the company settled with class-action attorneys before going to litigation. Facebook’s proposed settlement, which was eventually approved by the U.S. District Court, does not protect teen users from appearing in sponsored advertisements on Facebook, even though seven states forbid this kind of appropriation without parental consent Continue reading Coalition Demands Privacy Protections For Teens on Facebook
This paper from former MA board member Seeta Pena Ganghadjaran focuses on specific examples of commercial data profiling against the history of low–tech data profiling of chronically underserved communities.
DEA agents with guns drawn as well as IRS agents swarmed the Oaksterdam campus as well as the store/cafe site, bringing much of Downtown Oakland to a halt and drawing swarms of protesters to the ongoing raid.
Continue reading Oaksterdam University Raided By The Feds
Twin Cities Indymedia and the Glass Bead Collective have assembled a 30 minute video documenting the surveillance, pre-emptive raids and arrests at the 2008 Republican Convention in St Paul, MN. Watch it here.
Continue reading The Battle of St Paul