ACLU Criticizes San Francisco Wi-Fi Deal

    February 8, 2007

The American Civil Liberties Union has made a name for itself by lobbying for the rights of women, minorities, and other civil groups that have been unfairly or illegally targeted by discriminatory or oppressive actions.

It looks like the ACLU is branching out into new territory. The organization is broadening its horizons from the political arena, stepping into the digital realm with its latest commentary on the citywide Wi-Fi network in the words for San Francisco.

In a statement earlier this week, the ACLU openly criticized policies by both Google and Earthlink, citing that the companies are providing inadequate privacy and free speech protection to potential Wi-Fi users.

In his article, Stephen Lawson outlines some of the ACLU