New Documents Reveal DHS Asserting Broad, Unconstitutional Authority to Search Travelers’ Phones and Laptops | Electronic Frontier Foundation

New Documents Reveal DHS Asserting Broad, Unconstitutional Authority to Search Travelers’ Phones and Laptops | Electronic Frontier Foundation BOSTON — The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the ACLU today asked a federal court to rule without trial that the Department of Homeland Security violates the First and Fourth Amendments by searching travelers’ smartphones and laptops […]

These teen activists want you to run their pictures if they die by gun violence. Read these guidelines first. – Poynter

These teen activists want you to run their pictures if they die by gun violence. Read these guidelines first. – Poynter MyLastShot.org organizer Kaylee Tyner, a Columbine High School student, was not born when the shooting occurred. But she says that if students placed a small sticker on their IDs stating, “In the event that […]

Captain Marvel Star Brie Larson Wants Women Photographers to Photograph Her | PDNPulse

Captain Marvel Star Brie Larson Wants Women Photographers to Photograph Her | PDNPulse Actress Brie Larson stars in Captain Marvel, the first in the Marvel cinematic franchise to feature a female superhero as the lead. Larson is using her press junket for the blockbuster movie to advocate for women photographers, and for reporters and photographers […]

Combat Obscura: Why the Marine Corps doesn’t want you to see this new documentary – The Washington Post

Combat Obscura: Why the Marine Corps doesn’t want you to see this new documentary – The Washington Post Lagoze found himself in a murky gray area of free speech and fair-use government products. U.S. citizens can already go on Pentagon-operated sites and download free military photos and video. Their tax dollars fund it, and federal […]

Judge Declares Iowa’s “Ag Gag” Rule Unconstitutional | PDNPulse

Judge Declares Iowa’s “Ag Gag” Rule Unconstitutional | PDNPulse A federal judge has struck down an Iowa law which prohibits undercover photographing or filming on factory farms, meatpacking plants and other agricultural operations, declaring it a violation of the First Amendment. Judge James Gritzner of the U.S. Southern District of Iowa made the ruling in […]

Defending ‘Needles in the Sewer’ and Photographing the Disadvantaged

Defending ‘Needles in the Sewer’ and Photographing the Disadvantaged I will usually disagree quite strongly with anyone who argues that consent is necessary for street photography in public. The law in the UK and many other countries defends photographers and photojournalists when it comes to candid photography in public spaces. Often “permission” will destroy the […]