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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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Mountain View-Based Web Filter Company Lifts Block On Gay Sites

A popular online safe-search filter is ending its practice of blocking links to mainstream gay and lesbian advocacy groups for users hoping to avoid obscene sites.

09/16/2014

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Despite Criticism, Los Altos Adopts Controversial License Plate Surveillance Policy

After a year on the beat, a license plate scanner used by Los Altos Police now has a new policy for how long that data can be stored.

08/29/2014

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Some Concerned About Car Computers’ Effect On Privacy

Connecting to the web on the road is a convenience that could be harming us. What is saved and shared has people concerned.

08/06/2014

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Alameda Co. Sheriff’s Dept. Responds To ACLU’s Mandatory Pregnancy Test Lawsuit

The Alameda County Sheriff’s Department is now responding to an American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California (ACLU) lawsuit challenging its policy of mandatory pregnancy tests for all female detainees under the age of 60.

06/06/2014

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ACLU Sues To Stop Mandatory Pregnancy Tests In Alameda County Jails

The American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California filed a lawsuit Monday against the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office over a policy requiring all women booked into Alameda County jails who are younger than 60 to submit to a pregnancy test.

06/03/2014

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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

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Oakland Students Join Suit Demanding More Teaching During School

The American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California has sued in Alameda Superior Court on behalf of students at seven schools claiming that the lack of teaching time “slowly rob[s] students of an equal education.”

05/29/2014

A member of the forensic section of the French gendarmerie (Cellule d'Identification Criminelle, CIC) prepares a small stick to collect DNA in a laboratory of the gendarmerie in Beauvais on November 21, 2013. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE HUGUEN (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)

SF Appeals Court Upholds California Law On DNA Collection From Felony Suspects

A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld California’s law requiring people arrested for felonies to submit samples of their DNA to police.

03/20/2014

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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

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