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"Friends don’t let friends get spied on.' – Richard Stallman, President of the Free Software Foundation and longtime advocate of privacy in technology.

ACLU Is Suing the Federal Government for Information About Social Media Surveillance Practices

The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation is obviously unhappy with the U.S. government’s domestic spying on its own citizens as well as spying on foreign nationals. Now the ACLU has filed a lawsuit in the Northern District of California against the federal government over its social media surveillance practices, specifically relating to the Trump administration’s controversial immigration policy known as “extreme vetting.”


The lawsuit filed under the Freedom of Information Act accuses seven federal agencies—including the Justice Department, several immigration agencies, and the FBI—of failing to produce information about their social media monitoring tools and practices in response to an FOIA request for that information by the ACLU in 2018.

Details may be found in an article by Catie Keck in the Gizmodo web site at:

Categories: Legal Affairs, Online Privacy & Security

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