The events expose an underappreciated downside to government registries: In addition to civil liberties concerns, so much information in a concentrated database is a potential privacy nightmare.
Abortion and privacy activists join over concerns that cell phones track our movements.
The record penalty seems to be based less on the Facebook parent company's lax data practices than the U.S. intelligence community's data-collection programs.
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Government agencies have paid to access huge amounts of Americans' data.
Reviewing and improving the federal government’s data security and digital defenses should be a priority.
How Can Businesses Comply With Virginia's Proposal To Protect Children's Data? The Bill Doesn't Say.
Virginia’s children’s privacy proposal leaves businesses wondering how they can comply.
Photos and information you store on iCloud will be safer from hackers, spies, and the government.
Senate Investigation Finds Justice Department Undercounted Prison and Jail Deaths Last Year by Nearly 1,000
The report says the inaccuracies "deprived Congress and the American public of information about who is dying in custody and why."
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Grappling with surveillance implications of Roe being overturned
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The IRS isn’t just a powerful federal agency, it’s a weapon against the public.
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Cuomo Replacement Kathy Hochul Says New York's Real COVID Death Toll Is 12,000 Higher Than Cuomo Claimed
Hochul’s office reports that some 55,400 people have died of the coronavirus in New York, much higher than the 43,400 claimed by Cuomo, who left office Monday.
The law just addresses use of individuals' data by private companies, carving out exceptions for government harvesting of data.
A 2018 Supreme Court decision was supposed to protect your location data from federal snooping. That’s not what happened.
Government surveillance doesn't just violate privacy rights; it’s a major security risk.
New apps can work as surveillance techniques for the government. They can also serve as anonymous health tools for people hoping to return to normal life.
Apple and Google’s API promises to put privacy first. State health authorities have other ideas.
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.
Don’t worry—America’s ruling factions still disagree over who should be in charge of the snooping.
That horse has left the barn.
A new paper raises constitutional questions about expansive state-level regulations that reach beyond their borders.
Fourth Amendment protections against warrantless searches are reduced when entering the country, but they’re not completely erased.
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Defining terms is tricky, particularly when governments with bad track records on privacy want to call the shots.
Years after surveillance reforms, federal personnel can’t seem to comply with the Fourth Amendment.
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.
Government-mandated privacy regulations will allow the most powerful companies to game it to their advantage.
The tech giant actually stands to gain by legally hamstringing competition with tough regulations.
Australians who want to protect their data from surveillance now need to turn to extra-legal means.
There are lots of reasons to be concerned about government snooping, but how should we feel when private companies do it?