Twitter, Instagram, Facebook Stop Sharing Data With Surveillance Software Used By Bay Area PoliceThree of the largest social media sites have halted surveillance product Geofeedia's access to its user data.
Police Using Social Media Tracking Tool Worries ACLUCivil liberties advocates say tools that allow police to search social media in real time during protests could have a chilling effect on free speech.
San Francisco Police Union Endorses Acting Chief Toney Chaplin As 'Cops' Cop'The radio ad by the San Francisco Police Officer's Association is clear: Chief Toney Chaplin is the right leader at the right time.
Charter Schools Under Fire For Discriminatory Enrollment PracticesBay Area charter schools among 253 charter schools in California under fire for discriminatory or exclusionary enrollment policies.
Hayward Police Ordered To Refund Money Charged For Bodycam Video RequestAn Alameda County Superior Court judge has ordered the Hayward Police Department to refund more than $3,000 in fees charged to the National Lawyers Guild to fulfill a California Public Records Act request for body camera footage of a Black Lives Matter protest in 2014, according to the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the guild.
New York Governor Cuomo's Anti-BDS Executive Order Parallels NY, CA BillsNew York Governor Andrew Cuomo's anti-BDS executive order parallels legislative bills in California, New York and across the country.
Transgender Man Sues Dignity Health For Excluding Coverage Of Sex Reassignment SurgeryA transgender man trying to attain sex reassignment surgery filed a civil rights complaint Monday against his employer, Dignity Health, for allegedly depriving him of medical care for gender dysphoria.
California Police Flouting Asset Seizure Laws Prompts Action By State, Federal LawmakersCalifornia police have been flouting asset seizure laws, prompting action by state and federal lawmakers.
Reddit's Surveillance 'Warrant Canary' Disappearance Sparks ConcernIt's called a "warrant canary" and it was absent from Reddit's latest annual transparency report, released on Thursday.
UC Regents To Vote On Whether To Prohibit Anti-Zionism On CampusThe University of California’s Board of Regents is expected to vote Wednesday on a proposed policy on intolerance, recently revised to include anti-Zionism as a form of discrimination that will not be tolerated on UC campuses.
ACLU: Social Media Companies Suffer Transparency DeficitSocial media companies are being urged to show "real transparency" by explaining all content removals, an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California said this week.
ACLU Seeks Hearings For Juveniles Sentenced To Life Without ParoleThe American Civil Liberties Union is urging the Supreme Court of California to allow hearings for teens who were sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.