under California's "anti-SLAPP" statute (which allows for prompt dismissal of claims brought based on certain kinds of speech).
Invasion of Privacy
The government treats its endless appetite for information about citizens as more important than people's ability to conduct business in a normal fashion.
Federal agencies frequently buy their way around the Fourth Amendment.
Court says the warrant was “constitutionally defective” but grants police a “good faith” exception.
A divided board recommends reforms as Congress debates renewing snooping authority.
Warrantless home invasions are intrusive and dangerous for those on the receiving end.
Plus: A listener question concerning porn verification laws.
There are already people responsible for regulating children’s online activity: parents and guardians.
The only effective means of keeping tax collectors from misusing data is keeping it from them.
Prosecutors could end up with a trove of patient-level data regarding highly personal drugs like Viagra, abortion pills, and more.
Surveillance tech that isn't banned often becomes mandatory eventually.
Seven sheriff's deputies say the rapper subjected them to "embarrassment, ridicule, emotional distress, humiliation, and loss of reputation" after a drug bust on his house came up empty.
Officials shield government abuses from litigation by claiming “national security.” The Supreme Court declined to weigh in.
Brokers will have to report every trade and the trader’s personal information.
Government agencies have paid to access huge amounts of Americans' data.
The age verification proposal is a disaster for both children and adults.
Eliminating privacy in schools would be a disaster for academic freedom and social development.
Kelly Conlon's bizarre experience gives a glimpse into a future with omnipresent facial recognition systems.
This surveillance would be unconstitutional—and there’s no reason to believe it will make anyone safer.
The Atlas of Surveillance lets us monitor the agencies that snoop on the public.
The bill would amp up surveillance while doing little to actually protect anyone.
An Ohio judge ruled on Monday that Cleveland State University's use of "room scans," a popular method for preventing cheating during online exams, violates the Fourth Amendment.
Senior Producer Zach Weissmueller explores how the crackdown on cryptocurrency tools has implications for free speech and financial privacy.
Evidence turned over in a lawsuit shows that wildlife officers set up a trail camera at a private club to surveil hunters who may be breaking state laws.
Federal prosecutors want to keep key details about the planning and execution of the March 2021 raid at U.S. Private Vaults out of the public's sight.
The surveillance state’s appetite for sensitive information is dangerous under any flag.
Wiretapping and eavesdropping used to be the norm. Perhaps privacy was always an illusion after all.
Plus: A questionable algorithm can sic state social workers on families, governments aren't the only entities that can expand contraceptive access, and more...
Houston Says Businesses Must Install Surveillance Cameras and Cops Can View Footage Without a Warrant
Plus: The Warrant for Metadata Act, DOJ will appeal order ending mask mandate, and more...
Plus: New rules on sex discrimination in education, economists warn of housing market exuberance, and more...
No class of governments can be trusted with access to people’s private communications.
It probably won't save any children, but it might mean the end of encrypted messaging.
Plus: What the U.S. should do about Ukraine, America’s geriatric music market, and more…
Why give legacy media a stranglehold over information that Twitter at its best is great for sharing?
With “keyword warrants,” anyone who queries certain terms on search engines will get caught in the surveillance dragnet.
An academic field rife with hostility to private gun ownership now gets to know the address of every California owner of a weapon, a weapon part, or ammo.
For the children, of course
Regulating privacy protections would put the public at greater risk than criminals.