Everybody’s going after Google and Facebook. But how do you prove they’re harming consumers?
New Mexico will apparently now be the only state in which spouses may generally testify about confidential statements made during the marriage.
What’s at stake in Kansas v. Glover.
Trump Mulls Orwellian Proposal to Stop Mass Shootings by Monitoring 'Mentally Ill People' for Signs of Imminent Violence
The program would try to develop a surveillance system based on predictive tests that don't exist.
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.
You may be surprised how many different companies know whenever you use your credit card.
The FBI is looking for companies to comb through social media posts and pinpoint possible threats ahead of time. Think of it like a meme-illiterate Facebook-stalking precog from Minority Report.
You can literally wear your principles on your sleeve while baffling facial recognition technology.
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.
Only three states require police to obtain a warrant before requesting private user data from companies.
Plus: Marijuana banking, suing Facebook, and more...
In order to fight crime, Americans must...make their data more susceptible to hacking?
But they would prefer to be able to snoop on civilians who use the encrypted chat app.
And will the end result encourage companies to try to keep cybersecurity breaches secret?
If there’s one thing government types can agree on, it’s that nobody should be allowed to buy and sell stuff without permission.
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.