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Seen At 11: Encryption Services Protect Smartphones From Hackers

We rely on our smartphones for just about everything. But just like a computer, they can be easily hacked.

04/16/2014

Demonstrators hold placards supporting former US intelligence analyst Edward Snowden during a protest against government surveillance on October 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. (credit: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

NY Judge Says NSA’s Phone Surveillance Program Is Legal

U.S. District Judge William Pauley says the program “represents the government’s counter-punch” to eliminate al-Qaida’s terror network by connecting fragmented and fleeting communications.

12/27/2013

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ACLU To Connecticut Officials: Single-Sex Classrooms Would Be Unconstitutional

In a letter to state Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor, the ACLU criticized a report on the issue as inadequate.

10/02/2013

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Bergen County Police To Use Stun Guns

The county purchased 20 of the devices, which are equipped with video cameras. Half will go to patrol officers and the rest will be used by the county’s SWAT team.

08/01/2013

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ACLU Sues New Jersey Over Funding For Religious Schools

New Jersey’s plans to award more than $11 million to an all-male Jewish school and Princeton Theological Seminary violates state law and should be stopped, civil liberties groups said in a complaint filed Monday.

06/24/2013

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ACLU: Blacks Nine Times More Likely For Marijuana Arrest In Manhattan, Brooklyn

The American Civil Liberties Union just took a hard look at marijuana and found that your chances of getting busted may depend greatly on the color of your skin.

06/04/2013

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19 (FBI)

CBS News: Boston Bombing Suspect Conscious, Talking To Authorities

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was conscious Sunday night, and was responding in writing to authorities, CBS News has confirmed with law enforcement officials.

04/21/2013

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ACLU Makes New Push For Gay Marriage In New Jersey

A new executive director of the New Jersey chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has taken up a new push to legalize gay marriage.

03/30/2013

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Conn. High School Allows Student To Wear Anti-Gay T-Shirt

Sandra Staub, legal director of the ACLU of Connecticut, said the district’s reversal teaches students that the First Amendment “is not merely a theoretical discussion topic but a real and vital guarantee” of free speech rights.

02/26/2013

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ACLU Files Complaint After Company Gives L.I. Woman Unpaid Leave Due To Pregnancy

Julie Desantis-Mayer was told by her doctor not to lift packages over 25 pounds because it could harm the baby.

01/17/2013

Newark Mayor Cory Booker and Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg at the KIPP Newark Collegiate Academy - Newark, NJ - Sep 25, 2010 - Photo: Anthony Alvarez via Newark Mayor's Office

Booker Releases Emails Related To $100 Million Grant For Newark Schools From Facebook’s Zuckerberg

Booker, Gov. Chris Christie and Zuckerberg announced the $100 million grant on Oprah Winfrey’s show in September 2010.

12/25/2012

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City Of Newark Reaches Settlement With Girl Who Was Detained For Recording Officers

The City of Newark has reached a settlement with a teenage girl who was handcuffed and detained for videotaping city police officers in an incident on a public bus back in 2010, according to the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey.

11/19/2012

New Jersey State House - Trenton, NJ - File Photo

ACLU Sues New Jersey Over ‘Hot-Button’ Issue

A spokesman for the New Jersey State Police said the incident was a misunderstanding and that there is no policy against wearing political buttons or stickers in the State House.

09/24/2012

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Enfield Agrees To Move H.S. Graduation From Church

The Enfield Board of Education voted Wednesday night to settle a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Connecticut and a group called Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

07/19/2012

Police Tape App (credit: ACLU-NJ)

ACLU-NJ Launches Smartphone App That Lets Users Secretly Record Police Stops

The app lets users record audio and video discretely with a stealth mode that hides the fact that the recording is happening.

07/03/2012

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