Kade Crockford is the Director of the Technology for Liberty Program at the ACLU of Massachusetts and MIT Media Lab Director’s Fellow. Kade works to protect and expand core First and Fourth Amendment rights and civil liberties in the digital 21st century, focusing on how systems of surveillance and control impact not just the society in general but their primary targets—people of color, Muslims, immigrants, and dissidents.
The Information Age produces conditions facilitating mass communication and democratization, as well as dystopian monitoring and centralized control. The Technology for Liberty Program aims to use our unprecedented access to information and communication to protect and enrich open society and individual rights by implementing basic reforms to ensure our new tools do not create inescapable digital cages limiting what we see, hear, think, and do. Towards that end, Kade researches, strategizes, writes, lobbies, and educates the public on issues ranging from the wars on drugs and terror to warrantless electronic surveillance. Kade has written for The Nation, The Guardian, The Boston Globe, WBUR, and many other publications, and regularly appears in local, regional, and national media as an expert on issues related to technology, policing, and surveillance.
Find Kade’s blog, Privacy Matters, at privacysos.org/blog, the ACLU of Massachusetts’ dedicated privacy and technology website.
May 17, 2022
Impending Threat of Abortion Criminalization Brings New Urgency to the Fight for Digital Privacy
May 19, 2021
When We Fight, We Win: Victories in the Fight Against Face Surveillance Keep Piling Up
Jun 16, 2020
How is Face Recognition Surveillance Technology Racist?
Oct 31, 2019
The FBI is Tracking Our Faces in Secret. We’re Suing.
Apr 30, 2019
There’s a Battle Brewing at Google Over Employee Speech. The Outcome Affects Us All.
Jan 23, 2019
Martin Luther King Jr. Offers a Lesson on Why We Should Be Worried About Amazon and the FBI
Sep 5, 2018
The Supreme Court's Big Privacy Ruling Sent a Message. Will Judges Hear It?
Jun 18, 2018
Over 150,000 People Tell Amazon: Stop Selling Facial Recognition Tech to Police
Sep 27, 2017
Boston Police Bought Three Drones but Didn't Tell Anyone. We Need Accountability for Surveillance Now.
Sep 26, 2017
Boston Police Can Protect Their Residents by Limiting Cooperating With the Federal Government