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Matt Cagle @Matt_Cagle San Francisco, CA

Technology & Civil Liberties Attorney @ACLU_NorCal. These tweets are my views. mcagle at https://t.co/bWijHa6XJF.

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Joined Twitter 6/18/09


A teacher threw away our client's artwork bc she created it to support Black Lives Matter. He also singled out and… https://t.co/rfthZiuivF
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11/25
2019
When the CEOs of Apple and Facebook embrace a president who attacks immigrants & democracy itself, it is a good rem… https://t.co/B1YwTC2uJF
Retweeted by Matt CagleFacebook placed staff in the offices of Duterte, even though he ran on an explicit platform of “extrajudicial killi… https://t.co/L4ZJHfKD09
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11/23
2019
The app used Facebook's vast collection of user face data to automatically detect who it was pointed at and display… https://t.co/uPcStPSKOv
Retweeted by Matt CagleIn a private Facebook group, California police brag about violating the state's sanctuary law and collaborating wit… https://t.co/UBWvy6F975
Retweeted by Matt CagleConcerted efforts to keep Black communities under surveillance are a key component of the rise of the Digital Jim C… https://t.co/e9WRWiB15V
Retweeted by Matt CagleWhen the CEOs of Apple and Facebook embrace a president who attacks immigrants & democracy itself, it is a good rem… https://t.co/B1YwTC2uJFNo one: Nobody: Congress: Let's give Trump three more months of spying powers https://t.co/fxCoYs2FtO
Retweeted by Matt CagleI genuinely don't understand why @Facebook would issue such a smarmy response here. The "As is normal" phrasing doe… https://t.co/kvD1Afszu1
Retweeted by Matt CagleSurveillance as a service https://t.co/Qz2IpryuDEKills privacy for money https://t.co/jq2IEpaWv4
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11/22
2019
Key point #2: Many dubious applications of AI involve predicting social outcomes: who will succeed at a job, which… https://t.co/ou5kcosu23
Retweeted by Matt CagleWhy stop here? The House should look at the use of these tools by police departments in the US. https://t.co/hs16vXosFA
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11/21
2019
Extraordinary rebuke of the government. https://t.co/4hDYt8kL5u
Retweeted by Matt CagleAI can't predict social outcomes, and by obfuscating that fact we invite a "massive transfer of power from domain e… https://t.co/5koLBlRhflIn machine learning we say "prediction" whether or not we’re predicting the future. This vocabulary choice is partl… https://t.co/AytPMknTNM
Retweeted by Matt CagleProviding humanitarian aid to immigrants is not a crime. https://t.co/dPJ4SZD0t6It is disappointing that the House today chose to temporarily extend the government’s spying powers, which have rep… https://t.co/3dL3uXOSYy
Retweeted by Matt CagleUsing jailhouse informants to coerce convictions violates prosecutorial ethics and legal standards. These resignat… https://t.co/FjuWMyNOSE
Retweeted by Matt Cagle @jevanhutson @snowjake @onekade @NicoleOzer @mutalenkonde Wait, what? -> "Sen. Joe Nguyen, a co-sponsor of the bill… https://t.co/kwBu7H7LDoWhen a DHS whistleblower told his supervisors that targeting U.S. citizen journalists, attorneys, and aid workers v… https://t.co/Q6AHi1KeDyBREAKING: New development in the story about @CBP's shameful #border dossier, which @nbcsandiego & @TomJonesNBC & t… https://t.co/J89fnxCq1V
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11/20
2019
This is nothing short of chilling. Amazon Ring’s policies are an open door for privacy and civil liberty violations… https://t.co/7PVblEcFHJ
Retweeted by Matt CaglePolice officers who download videos from homeowners’ Ring doorbell cameras can keep them forever and share them wit… https://t.co/mmdPYcwVb5Terrorism is a malleable trope often abused by governments, especially against the vulnerable and marginalized.… https://t.co/t1ImZkurIS
Retweeted by Matt CagleIf you're an attorney and have the chance to use cross-examination to suggest, without evidence, that a U.S. servic… https://t.co/eFg9LBRske
Retweeted by Matt CagleWIN: In our FOIA case on social media surveillance, a federal court just rejected the FBI’s effort to fully block k… https://t.co/xSkhEOlUwx
11/19
2019
The FBI's partial "Glomar" response - limited to immigration and transportation screening - raised important questi… https://t.co/5uTkoTlwr3
Retweeted by Matt CagleFOIA win: the court in our lawsuit seeking records on social media surveillance has rejected the FBI's refusal to c… https://t.co/QFyizihXPE
Retweeted by Matt CagleWhat's so striking to me is how willing the police are to hurt EVERYONE's security in the name of a measure that wo… https://t.co/CZ1dKFfc8t
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11/18
2019
@Matt_Cagle @nytimes We all knew that America’s human rights abuses were being used to justify all sorts of transgr… https://t.co/MzYR2QNTSa
Retweeted by Matt Cagle“Mr. Xi urged the party to emulate aspects of America’s ‘war on terror’ after the Sept. 11 attacks.” https://t.co/nOaRilCcbo via @NYTimes
11/17
2019
An after-the-fact investigation will never undo human rights abuses that may have already occurred. Microsoft sho… https://t.co/UQjyEPVWDaThis suggests that Microsoft does not fully understand how governments are using - or abusing - the company's face… https://t.co/A2UgDUHvgR
Retweeted by Matt CagleThe feeling of privacy helplessness is nurtured by a tech industry that wants us to believe they are too big, compl… https://t.co/YUSfCP3lyz
Retweeted by Matt CagleThe @ACLU's comment on Trump's pardons in war-crimes cases. "Utterly shameful." https://t.co/89P0J7JTQb
Retweeted by Matt CagleBill Barr invokes #FOIA during his Federalist Society speech and not in a good way in my opinion.… https://t.co/zHsPzXutlM
Retweeted by Matt CagleThe @ACLU's comment on Trump's pardons in war-crimes cases. "Utterly shameful." https://t.co/89P0J7JTQbHEY #CCPA PEOPLE. You ever want a web-based, up-to-date with all the amendments, intricately hyperlinked reference… https://t.co/YZFKlsvLtf
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11/16
2019
Everyone: woah hey this facial recognition/surveillance technology in government hands might be a serious threat to… https://t.co/Dfy0btfAyk
Retweeted by Matt CagleThis suggests that Microsoft does not fully understand how governments are using - or abusing - the company's face… https://t.co/A2UgDUHvgRThe feeling of privacy helplessness is nurtured by a tech industry that wants us to believe they are too big, compl… https://t.co/YUSfCP3lyzBREAKING: I’ve just released a new report detailing @realDonaldTrump’s gutting of the legal asylum system, includin… https://t.co/3aowSpn7mX
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11/15
2019
And your private data is only as private as the number of *contractors* at a company that can access it, search it,… https://t.co/nBJUHao235If big tech beats China in deploying AI tech ripe for authoritarian abuse, we all lose. https://t.co/U5vnfJXn3lYour eyes are safer in California, where a new law blocks law enforcement from tracking your face and other biometr… https://t.co/Nsi8BtRQeOThe type of authoritarian excess that scares HK: A China professor will likely lose his job, maybe worse, for offer… https://t.co/KDZWWF3RoR
Retweeted by Matt CagleiOS folks- have you reset your advertising identifier lately? Settings—>Privacy—>Advertising (at the very bottom)… https://t.co/RelW6fUp4W
Retweeted by Matt CagleOne really good reason to cut the budgets of CBP & ICE: Silicon Valley VCs & surveillance firms are eager to turn t… https://t.co/srHkUQOd7w
11/14
2019
Here's a sample call script: Hi, my name is ____ and I'm calling from _____. I'm calling to demand you support cut… https://t.co/J2gxixPcMI
Retweeted by Matt CagleWe will not stand by and allow Congress to funnel money into ICE and CBP while they continue terrorizing our commun… https://t.co/52244x1JPF
Retweeted by Matt Cagle#BREAKING: Federal judge issued a Temporary Restraining Order which says a Guatemalan family subjected to the Migra… https://t.co/3oUDdxTK8N
Retweeted by Matt CagleThread on an important trial happening in Tucson right now: https://t.co/aY5afEMvX9
11/13
2019
"Facebook has been steadily working to win back user trust after a series of scandals" https://t.co/rhZ9SQEM1QIn 2017, @ACLU_NorCal highlighted the story of a plaintiff in this case, Bay Area artist Aaron Gach. Upon arrivin… https://t.co/jN3HBTPFnCA federal court has ruled that the government’s suspicionless searches of international travelers’ smartphones and… https://t.co/bU4ktQdf8HWordplay to watch for: industry groups saying they oppose AI-powered "total surveillance" while defining that term… https://t.co/c4c2czP9T4Microsoft is applying the CCPA nationwide. Cool. NOTE, HOWEVER: 1⃣It's likely cheaper to apply the law to everyone… https://t.co/1IYJGD0LiR
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11/12
2019
California’s Criminal Cops: incredible investigation reveals police still on the force after being convicted of cri… https://t.co/rIvi0VHkVk
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11/10
2019
After workers at an LA art museum expressed intent to unionize, owners fired the workers and shuttered the museum.… https://t.co/iwGE5jTE0E
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11/9
2019
After workers at an LA art museum expressed intent to unionize, owners fired the workers and shuttered the museum.… https://t.co/iwGE5jTE0E(3/?) I am part of the @ACLU @ACLUAz @sdACLU legal team representing another family who lost a son to a senseless a… https://t.co/3OgXQmHzBF
Retweeted by Matt Cagle(1/?) Next Tuesday, #SCOTUS is hearing not only the #DACA case, but the critical #Bivens case about cross-#border s… https://t.co/h7yValH5op
Retweeted by Matt CagleJenny Holzer, 1983 https://t.co/Bry2VmT0J1
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11/8
2019
50 civil rights & liberties groups incl. @BrennanCenter @ACLU_NorCal @freepress @mediajustice are sounding the alar… https://t.co/gfAEiXnsCN
Retweeted by Matt CagleAlso: people hate ads. https://t.co/3ILafzcAoh https://t.co/XqGomGr79dThis is a great example of why asking companies to introduce encryption backdoors like “ghost” users or key escrow… https://t.co/W8vuxoFh04
Retweeted by Matt CagleIt's not just spies: your private data is only as private as the number of employees at a company that can access i… https://t.co/FzekFjXcqm50 civil rights & liberties groups incl. @BrennanCenter @ACLU_NorCal @freepress @mediajustice are sounding the alar… https://t.co/gfAEiXnsCNOur debates over new surveillance systems must always assume that governments will seek to expand their use agains… https://t.co/kOTxIsULt0Secret FISA surveillance is showing up in ordinary criminal prosecutions. Here it is in a residential mortgage frau… https://t.co/KkXW6dJoVC
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11/7
2019
On November 5th, you have a decision to make about your San Francisco District Attorney. See what the candidates ha… https://t.co/8xS5wuKYqs
11/4
2019
This “white paper really reveals the disconnect between what the FBI is saying around First Amendment activity inve… https://t.co/C7kpcnbdCg
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11/3
2019
This “white paper really reveals the disconnect between what the FBI is saying around First Amendment activity inve… https://t.co/C7kpcnbdCgYear after year, the Color of Surveillance conference humanizes what it means to be watched. Understanding that rea… https://t.co/IhD5CTOsyZ
Retweeted by Matt CagleThis is so sad, and hopeful, and good. by @ByFernandaS. https://t.co/VdImlg4oLS
11/2
2019
Year after year, the Color of Surveillance conference humanizes what it means to be watched. Understanding that rea… https://t.co/IhD5CTOsyZ.@SFPD and FBI illegally collected information on San Franciscans for years https://t.co/qHBWqTfaW7
Retweeted by Matt CagleBody cameras were once embraced by civil-rights advocates and lawmakers promising police reform. Now some argue tha… https://t.co/P4fOqCKroX
Retweeted by Matt Cagle“The @ACLU is fighting - and winning - to make sure that you don’t have to, and no one has to hide their identities… https://t.co/kRnGMDl9zR
Retweeted by Matt Cagle“The @ACLU is fighting - and winning - to make sure that you don’t have to, and no one has to hide their identities… https://t.co/kRnGMDl9zR
11/1
2019
NEW: My latest @washingtonpost privacy experiment: A third of the 500 most-popular websites are snooping on you wi… https://t.co/W7yXPy3Dp8
Retweeted by Matt CagleBREAKING: In a very spooky lawsuit, the @ACLU and @ACLU_Mass today filed suit against the FBI and DEA, demanding th… https://t.co/1XOrvXpAMu
Retweeted by Matt CagleSets up a huge battle over government face-scanning. Here's the lawsuit: https://t.co/tHtMqRKYKx. Says @onekade: "T… https://t.co/uT5eJJemPa
Retweeted by Matt CagleNew: The ACLU just sued the DEA, DOJ and FBI for records into facial-recognition tech, calling it "undetectable, pe… https://t.co/bBPcvNOjxu
Retweeted by Matt CagleNEWS: We've worked with Lord Clement-Jones, chair of @LordsAICom, on.. Automated Facial Recognition Moratorium Bill… https://t.co/lRUZsNLnil
Retweeted by Matt CagleThe complaint -> https://t.co/0fXDacJraQToday the ACLU is suing the FBI for records on its face surveillance activities. Read more here from @onekade: https://t.co/9H3v5vsnEa
10/31
2019
@mutalenkonde I am, sounds great! I'll shoot you an email.Wirecutter called it “the worst air purifier we’ve ever tested.” So naturally the startup behind this sleek-lookin… https://t.co/WuS1g9izKH
Retweeted by Matt CagleThis was fun! https://t.co/oXx5tR2bDC
10/30
2019
This is why @ACLU, @privacyint & the University at Buffalo Law School’s Civil Liberties & Transparency Clinic filed… https://t.co/825GXH5ZIl
Retweeted by Matt CagleTODAY 2 pm ET: @JennieACLU @ACLU_SoCal will be joining @Banishedveteran & @MargaretDStock to testify before… https://t.co/HO0n5RTXDN
Retweeted by Matt CagleAlabama: BLOCKED ⚖️✅ Georgia: BLOCKED ⚖️✅ Missouri: BLOCKED ⚖️✅ Arkansas: BLOCKED ⚖️✅ Kentucky: BLOCKED ⚖️✅ Oh… https://t.co/UHdkFOIzbJ
Retweeted by Matt CagleBREAKING: We just blocked Alabama's abortion ban. With this federal court ruling, it's official: None of the state… https://t.co/yz5xfYV73a
Retweeted by Matt CagleBest thing I’ve heard so far at #stanfordHumanAI@MarietjeSchaake: “There are 128 #aiethics frameworks in Europe… https://t.co/G4PRVFct18
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10/29
2019
In one email, Google's new hire assisted the Secretary in preparing what he described as the “Protecting Children N… https://t.co/GWvHAvV5Yy
Retweeted by Matt CagleThis story shows that ethical principles are fundamentally meaningless if they exist in the abstract. It boils down… https://t.co/hGFELAdR7D
Retweeted by Matt CagleWhat’s an “ethical guidelines” document worth if companies pay no attention to it when making business decisions? W… https://t.co/OJbB36y98g
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10/28
2019
Amazon's facial recognition tech linked athletes to mugshots, ACLU says: https://t.co/pOkJby0SzU https://t.co/qVSJbH5tpn
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10/26
2019

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