ACLU Of Northern California

A Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train in Berkeley, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Crime Reporting App Worries ACLU, Privacy Advocates

A new app from BART is supposed to be a discreet way to report crime on the transit system. But privacy advocates and the American Civil Liberties Union are sounding the alarm.

09/17/2014

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ACLU Sues Alameda County Sheriff Over Forced Pregnancy Tests Of Women In Custody

The American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California has filed a lawsuit against the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office over a policy that requires every woman in its custody under 60 to take a pregnancy test.

06/02/2014

Stingray, by Harris Corporation. (CBS)

Some Bay Area Police Departments Can Wiretap Cellphones, ACLU Says

Several Bay Area police departments have the ability to eavesdrop on cellphone conversations through a special wiretapping device, according to documents released by the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California on Thursday.

03/14/2014

Police drone. (CBS)

Law Enforcement Officials Make Pitch For Drone Use In Sacramento

California’s State Legislature is taking a closer look at the use of drones with a Tuesday morning hearing in Sacramento.

08/06/2013

Protesters are tear-gassed by police during a rally for International Worker's Day on May 1, 2012 in Oakland. (Eric Thayer/Getty Images)

Oakland Moves Forward With Plan To Ban Hammers, Shields At Protests

After a marathon meeting that ended early Wednesday morning, the Oakland City Council voted to approve the first step to banning protestors from bringing “tools of violence” to demonstrations.

07/31/2013

Prostitution, Human Trafficking (Generic)

Federal Judge Halts Part Of California Human Trafficking Measure

A federal judge has blocked part of a voter-approved ballot initiative related to human trafficking.

11/08/2012

Prostitution, Human Trafficking (Generic)

ACLU Challenges Prop. 35, Human Trafficking Initiative

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit challenging California’s new voter-approved law to boost penalties for those convicted of human trafficking.

11/07/2012

Apple iPhone 4. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Smartphones Leave Trails From Location-Based Services

Nicole Ozer with the ACLU of Northern California explains some guidelines to follow regarding location-based mobile services.

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