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.
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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.
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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?