State DMVs are building a vast national digital identification database for federal law enforcement.
Many digital payments can be tracked, potentially assisting an authoritarian crackdown.
It’s the ‘90s all over again, and the White House is in no mood to humor tech companies right now.
Ron Wyden and Rand Paul team up to stop Border Patrol from snooping in your stuff without good reason.
Alice sends nude picture to her ex, Bob. Bob's new girlfriend (or maybe would-be girlfriend) Carol gets it and posts it online. Carol wouldn't be guilty under the state revenge porn statute, the court rules.
New technologies mean new crimesolving techniques—and new threats to privacy and liberty.
Habitually untrustworthy snoops still demand we trust them to monitor our communications.
The agency is mum on how many people are impacted
You might consider buying a hat to cover your face—and hoping you’ll be allowed to wear it.
An ACLU brief bolsters the state's case, arguing that people reasonably expect information about the medications they take will be kept confidential.
Government-mandated privacy regulations will allow the most powerful companies to game it to their advantage.
A Sniff by a Pot-Detecting Dog Requires Probable Cause and Does Not Justify a Search, Says Colorado Supreme Court
Marijuana legalization changes the constitutional status of canine olfactory inspections.
Preventing a slow march toward automated authoritarianism?
Oregon Supreme Court: Cops Can't Collaborate with Garbage Haulers to Paw Through Your Trash Without a Warrant
Police now have to get a judge's permission before they rummage through your bins.
A district court decision from several years ago, which I just ran across.
Plus: the biggest trouble with Devin Nunes' Twitter lawsuit, the Senate fails to override Trump's Yemen veto, bad news for the gig economy, and more...
Section 215 has been used to secretly access our private data, but hasn't accomplished much.
After years of political fights over our privacy, a potential end in mass phone metadata collection
Nabbing Robert Kraft Helped Florida Prosecutors Get Headlines. Now Kraft and Other Orchids of Asia Customers Are Fighting Back
They're joined by an arrested spa owner and manager in fighting the release of surveillance video, with an array of big media companies on the other side.
Plus: Violence in Sri Lanka leads to social media suppression, and the White House wants to make it harder for pretrial diversion participants to get government jobs.
Facebook would prosper in a less robust market.
The court held that plaintiffs' sexual harassment claims (under Title IX) and religious objection claims (under the Illinois RFRA and under the Free Exercise Clause) could go forward, at least for now.
The feds have allegedly abandoned the program. These four want to make sure it stays dead.
The privately maintained database has billions of records on drivers across the country.
If the Feds Have Stopped Snooping on Our Phone Records, Watch Out for the Anti-Encryption Propaganda
Backdoors into your texts and private message provide far more information than your phone metadata.
Pervasive real-time police surveillance is not just theoretical anymore.
Plus: Facebook says it's pivoting to privacy, and congressional Democrats want to "save the internet."
For years, security state advocates fought to maintain the authority to snoop on your phone records. Are they really giving up?
A cashless society is a monitored (and potentially controlled) society.
Paul cited Barr's past support for warrantless surveillance. He's right to be worried.
The latest in London Mayor Sadiq Khan's war on knife ownership.
Good intentions, private fears, and innovative entrepreneurs vying for government contracts are killing privacy in public places.
Elizabeth Nolan Brown talks about DHS's "Blue Campaign," which is pushing hotel and airline workers to call the feds if they suspect human trafficking.
The possibilities and perils of voluntary, privately operated biometric screening
Bombshell Report About Americans Helping UAE Hack Phones Is a Warning Against Compromising Encryption
Hacking tools end up in the hands of some dangerous people. So, apparently, do our government hackers.
Compelled use of facial and finger recognition features runs afoul of the Fifth Amendment.
Among other things, it would call for investigators to review three years' worth of a would-be gun buyer's social media postings for "excessive discriminatory content."
Your new national ID is hacker-bait that complicates journeys but won't make you any safer.
Santa Claus is coming to town with all his liquids in a single quart-sized baggie.
The tech giant actually stands to gain by legally hamstringing competition with tough regulations.
Air marshals might still treat you like a terrorist. But they'll stop documenting your every move.