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.
Apr 17, 2017
The Entire Massachusetts Criminal Justice System Is Tainted, Not Just the Dookhan Convictions
Mar 14, 2016
The Kids Aren’t Alright…With You Putting Their Photos Online
Feb 10, 2016
This Federal Appeals Court's Ruling Put a Dent in Police Officers' 'Qualified Immunity' Defense
Feb 2, 2016
The FBI Says It Can't Disclose Its Records Because Then the Public Would Know How the Bureau Works
Sep 29, 2015
Militarization of Police and Racial Justice Gone Wrong: The Eurie Stamps Tragedy
Sep 10, 2015
Boston’s License Plate Reader Database Was Online in Plain Text With No Password Protection
Mar 3, 2015
Company Asks Cops to Keep Use of License Plate Trackers Secret
Feb 6, 2015
Congress Lines Up 3 Bills to Protect Our Emails From Unwarranted Government Intrusion
May 13, 2014
San Francisco Woman Pulled Out of Car at Gunpoint Because of License Plate Reader Error
Mar 31, 2014
How State Secrecy Protects Government Agencies From Embarrassment, Then And Now