Articles about American Civil Liberties Union
11 Aug 2020World
United States President Donald Trump is reportedly considering new immigration rules impacting US citizens and legal permanent residents (LPRs) in light of the coronavirus outbreak.
02 Dec 2019Technology
Boston Dynamics' highly-capable (and scary) range of humanoids and robo-dogs have drawn a lot of attention lately.
02 Jun 2019World
Since he took office, US President Donald Trump has been speaking about cracking down on illegal immigrants. Taking this same thought a step further, the US has changed rules for visa applicants.
31 Mar 2019World
Charter Day School in North Carolina of the United States forced girls to wear skirts. If not skirts, then girls were "allowed" to wear skorts or jumpers. No pants. No shorts.
08 Mar 2019World
Indian-American television personality and food expert Padma Lakshmi has been appointed by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) as its newest Goodwill Ambassador, supporting the agency's fight against inequality and discrimination around the world.
15 Feb 2019World
US President Donald Trump will sign an executive order declaring a national emergency, which will empower him to fund the construction of a massive wall along the US-Mexico border to prevent illegal immigrants from entering the country and curb drug smuggling.
31 Oct 2018World
US President Donald Trump is intensifying his immigration rhetoric heading into the midterm elections, declaring he wants to order the end of the constitutional right to citizenship for babies of non-citizens and unauthorized immigrants born in the US.
19 Sep 2018Business
Facebook is once again embroiled in a controversy after it was accused of giving employers a powerful tool to discriminate against women seeking work.
27 Jul 2018Technology
Confirming long-standing fears about potential loopholes, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) conducted a study using Amazon's facial recognition technology, and found that it incorrectly matched people to faces. It even seemed to have a racial bias.
20 Jun 2018World
The US has jailed over 1,600 illegal immigrants under its 'zero-tolerance' policy. Of those, 52 detainees in an Oregon federal prison have declared themselves Indian.
24 Mar 2018World
On Friday, the White House announced a policy which bans transgender people from serving in the US military "except under certain limited circumstances".
07 Oct 2017World
US President Donald Trump has decreed that employers and insurers can opt out of providing free birth control to women, on grounds of "religious beliefs" or "moral convictions."
06 Oct 2017World
The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, known as ICAN, has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2017. An announcement was made today in Oslo, Norway.
02 Sep 2017World
A legal settlement, reached at a US federal court, allows people who were denied entry into America because of President Donald Trump's first travel ban to reapply for visas.
30 Aug 2017World
President Donald Trump has signed an executive order lifting restrictions imposed by his predecessor Barack Obama on the acquisition of military-style equipment to the police.
11 Jul 2017World
A commission set up by US President Donald Trump to investigate potential election fraud has halted efforts to collect sensitive voter data from states due to legal roadblocks.
25 Apr 2017World
Officials in China's Xinjiang have released a list of banned "religious" names for Muslim babies; children with "unacceptable" names might be denied household registration, which is important to access state benefits.
19 Apr 2017World
Nearly 95% of 20,000 drug convictions in Massachusetts, USA, have been dismissed after it was learnt that a lab chemist wrongfully analyzed drug samples on purpose.
31 Jan 2017World
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) reportedly received $24.1 million in online donations post President Trump's signing of ban order.
27 Jan 2017Technology
Former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and Mayim Bialik from 'The Big Bang Theory' both vowed to register themselves as Muslim if Donald Trump creates a database of Muslim Americans.
05 Dec 2016Technology
American corporations, from the largest conglomerate to the smallest firm, are facing a question: "Will we do business with the Trump administration to further its most extreme, draconian goals? (and ideas) Or will we resist?"