The coronavirus is not in your phone. Why should it be used to justify border searches?
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The coronavirus is no excuse to intrude on people's lives unnecessarily. Tech provides decentralized systems for contact tracing.
These theories are dumb. Destroying 5G infrastructure is not going to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Before You Use Our GPS Travel Data To Formulate Coronavirus Policy, Make Sure You Understand the Data
Confusing travel distance with actual human mingling is no way to create smart policy.
Your cellphone is tracking your movements and, despite legal protections, federal, state, and local officials are finding new and disturbing ways to use that information.
A deadly shooting on a Naval base in Florida may lead to a new battle against encryption.
The proposal is parodying, not endorsing, the nanny state.
Did You Download an App that Connects to Your Rifle Scope? If So, the Justice Department Wants to Know Who You Are.
Feds go fishing for private data in order to track down illegal exporters.
It’s time for SCOTUS to revisit the "border search exception" to the Fourth Amendment.
Quiet fishing expeditions are being used to sort through potential suspects.
Most of us got a "presidential alert" text today. Is that something we really want?
In New Zealand, customs officials can now demand that travelers unlock their electronic devices.
Police say there's evidence. His lawyer says it's a fishing expedition.
Comparing the records of two right-of-center justices.
SCOTUS rejects warrantless cellphone location tracking in Carpenter v. United States.
"If I do go to court and get wrongfully convicted, my whole life is ruined."
Law enforcement is upset, but data security is vital to prevent crimes.
Government, not private companies, is supposed to provide oversight over police behavior.
The FBI is looking for a back door to your phone. So are some snoops in the FBI's back yard.
Report: FBI Officials Dragged Feet Breaking into Terrorist's Phone to Try to Force Apple to Weaken Encryption
A political battle following the San Bernardino attack was the result of an attempt to make a test case.
Oral arguments in Carpenter v. U.S. reveal a division between two conservative justices.
"Most Americans, I think, still want to avoid Big Brother."
What's at issue today in Carpenter v. United States.
Another possible standoff where officials want to compromise everybody's data security.
Homeland Security officials seize and snoop into thousands of phones and laptops without any evidence of criminal activity.
Its for your own good, you know.
On the pretext of texting safety, they want to give cops free rein to suspend licenses and fine drivers without charges or conviction.
He gave them a password, but police say it doesn't work.
Have a friend visiting from another country? DHS wants to know your connections.
Data journalist details five-year fight to make information more available.
Agency hoards infiltration tools and puts our information at risk of exposure.
Company used a secret method of getting around regulators trying to shut them down. If only the rest of us were so lucky.
When transparency and government corruption can come from the same mechanism.
The company argued that it had a free-speech right to text users unauthorized birthday reminders.
Jerks who want to FaceTime while they drive will always find a way, alas.
Cellphones figure in something like 1 percent of traffic fatalities, and holding them is not the main distraction.
Don't drive and … touch … anything?