Monthly Archives: November 2011

Protect Your Digital Privacy: Passwords

In George Orwell’s 1984, Winston Smith finally comes undone and betrays the person about whom he cares most when he is confronted with the thing of which he is most afraid. No matter how otherwise secure an encryption algorithm is, … Continue reading

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Mixed reviews for loitering bill 35-11 at County Council public hearing

The public had a chance to weigh in on the  proposed Montgomery County loitering/”prowling” bill 35-11 on Tuesday evening, and the reviews were mixed at best. The opportunity was a Montgomery County Council Public Safety Committee hearing — chaired by … Continue reading

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MCCRC’s Thomas Nephew testifies against loitering/prowling bill 35-11

On the evening of Tuesday, November 15, I joined seven other people testifying before the Montgomery County Public Safety Committee about the proposed loitering/”prowling” bill 35-11, introduced by Councilman Phil Andrews. That testimony is below; I’ve added a few links … Continue reading

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MCCRC joins national, local coalition urging DHS not to help Alabama implement HB56

On November 8, the Montgomery County Civil Rights Coalition joined over 300 national and local civil and human rights groups in a letter (organized by the Rights Working Group) to Secretary of the Department Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, urging her … Continue reading

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Protect Your Digital Privacy: Browser Security

The Revolution Will Be Facebooked It might seem hard to believe that Ben Ali’s Tunisian dictatorship tried to nip the Arab Spring in the bud by stealing Facebook passwords. Yet as the revolution spread by message and image on the … Continue reading

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The youth curfew and anti-loitering bills — not “either or” but “neither nor”

Dear County Council members, The Montgomery County Civil Rights Coalition joins a great number of county residents and organizations urging the Council not to pass the expedited youth curfew proposal.  We also urge you not to introduce or support a … Continue reading

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