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  • Some thoughts on the latest NSA leak

    By Khaled Mowad December 3, 2013 at 11:26 am 1 comment

    In what has now become a seemingly cyclical pattern of new revelations regarding the extent of NSA surveillance, a new article posted on the Huffington Post describes ways the NSA is using “its troves of data to discredit and undermine individuals who the agency believes are ‘radicalizing others through incendiary […]

  • CR-CL Podcast – Episode 6 – Experts Discuss Preventing Intellectual Property Theft

    Daniel Mandil, Associate General Counsel for Viacom, and Fred von Lohmann, Senior Copyright Counsel for Google, provide two perspectives on how to best balance internet freedom and protection of intellectual property. Mr. Mandil, now at Viacom, was formerly an attorney for the Motion Picture Association of America, and Mr. von Lohmann worked previously at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Their different perspectives provide a sensible discussion on how to move forward and ensure that both intellectual property and intellectual freedom are protected in the digital age.

  • CR-CL Podcast – Episode 0 – U.S. v. Jones and SOPA/PIPA

    Podcast February 6, 2012 at 7:55 pm 0 comments

    Harvard CR-CL is proud to publish the first episode of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Podcast! In this inaugural episode, Senior Online Editor Noah Kaplan talks with Executive Online Editor Matt Giffin about the recent Supreme Court decision about GPS tracking units, United States v. Jones, and about the response to the proposed copyright protection legislation SOPA and PIPA.

  • Cause for Optimism on Google's Privacy Policy?

    There are clear tradeoffs involved in Google’s new privacy policy, but what does it suggest for the growing problem of data privacy more generally? Despite the seeming novelty of privacy problems in the age of the Internet, we can learn a few lessons by turning to privacy problems at the beginning of the information age.

  • Kids, Sex, and Free Speech

    Education, First Amendment, Issue Areas March 30, 2011 at 8:21 pm 5 comments

    Kids will be kids, but ‘sexting’ may lead to federal child pornography charges and sex offender registration for the nation’s youth. ‘Sexting’ is a growing phenomenon among adolescents: equipped with cell phones and teenage dreams, adolescents ‘sext’ when they take nude or semi-nude photographs and text or email them to friends or significant others.

  • In America, Privacy Takes a Back Seat

    By Daniel Nazar As a nation, America lacks strong privacy protections. While we live in a country proud of its constitutionally guaranteed rights, it wasn’t clear until the 2003 Lawrence decision that privacy was protected enough to prevent states from criminalizing some forms of consensual sex in the privacy of […]