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Coalition Condemns DHS Proposal to Demand Passwords to Enter the U.S.

In a statement released today, a broad coalition rejected the idea proposed by DHS Secretary John Kelly that DHS could begin requiring visa applicants from certain countries to provide social media account passwords as a condition of entering the U.S. The practice of demanding social media passwords on visa application forms, which Secretary Kelly raised at a hearing before the House Homeland Security Committee on February 7th, 2017, would not increase the security of U.S. citizens and would jeopardize the fundamental rights of people in the U.S. and abroad.

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Email Privacy One Step Closer to Reality

Could this be the year that the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) is updated to better protect the privacy our emails? By a voice vote, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Email Privacy Act, which would do just that. With the bill moving to the Senate, CDT will work with members of the Digital Due Process Coalition to advocate for its passage.

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'Give Us Your Passwords'

The Atlantic: “What sites do you visit? And give us your passwords.” That’s what U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly wants foreign visitors to hear before they’re allowed to enter the United States. The suggestion was met with horror among privacy advocates.

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It's time for porn sites to embrace HTTPS

CIO: As long as you’re of legal age, visiting adult websites should be your own business. The reality is, however, very few adult sites offer high levels of security, and if someone snoops on your browsing habits they can see the pages you visit, the content you download, and the specific terms you search for.

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