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.
Oct 31, 2013
Massachusetts High Court Set to Rule on Whether State Can Force You to Decrypt Your Drive
Oct 10, 2013
Massachusetts High Court to Become Latest to Rule on Warrant Requirement for Cell Phone Tracking
Sep 3, 2013
Ready, fire, aim: Ohio officials implement statewide face recognition program without a whiff of public debate
Jul 18, 2013
State secrecy and opaque funding programs cloud public's understanding of federal grants for surveillance gear
Jun 18, 2013
A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Plum Job in Opposition to General Warrants (in 1760)
Jan 10, 2013
Report: 85 Percent Of Law Enforcement Agencies Will Have License Plate Readers Within The Next Five Years
Dec 4, 2012
Is the Obama administration's drone war legal? Why should we be concerned?
Oct 16, 2012
Police “Google Searches” Through Our Location History? No Thanks
Sep 27, 2012
Boston Police Store License Plate Data For “Intelligence” Purposes
Sep 25, 2012
ACLU Sues Federal Agencies for Records on License Plate Tracking