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.
Mar 4, 2014
To Protect Privacy, Utah Attorney General Gives Away Some of His Power
Feb 21, 2014
Setting the record straight on DHS and license plate tracking
Feb 19, 2014
State High Courts Realize It's Not 1986 Anymore, Broaden Privacy Protections
Feb 13, 2014
So you think you have nothing to hide...
Feb 5, 2014
Former CIA director: In order to spy on domestic dissidents, just call them terrorists
Jan 7, 2014
Graphs by MIT Students Show the Enormously Intrusive Nature of Metadata
Dec 17, 2013
Data Suggests Boston Police Targeted Black & Working Class Areas For Surveillance
Dec 12, 2013
New Documents Show Lopsided Reliance on Secret Subpoenas
Dec 5, 2013
DOJ asks court to give police the benefit of the doubt on murky surveillance law
Nov 18, 2013
Cops outraged about GPS tracking plans in Boston