Weak reforms to the government’s power to secretly snoop on Americans wasn’t enough for the president. What happens next?
Sen. Wyden withdraws support for amendment due to fears it has been weakened too much.
The House will consider a surveillance reform proposal that failed in the Senate by just one vote.
The Wyden-Daines Amendment would've prohibited warrantless monitoring of web activity, but it lost by one vote in the Senate. Will Nancy Pelosi bring it back in the House?
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The FBI and attorney general want to ruin everybody's data security and draft Apple into compromising your safety.
Senate Votes Down Protections Against Warrantless Government Collection of Americans' Browser and Search History
The amendment lost by one vote. Absent from today's vote? Sen. Bernie Sanders.
An amendment to a FISA renewal bill would let the FBI snoop on your online browser history.
The USA Freedom Act expired in March. Some senators are pushing for better privacy protections before the renewal vote.
Stanford researcher Tina White and the new nonprofit Covid Watch are committed to protecting both individual rights and public health.
Josh Duggar had sued over the government's releasing records of his juvenile investigation.
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Around the world, governments are taking advantage of COVID-19 to tighten the screws on their subjects.
Western countries aren’t immune to the siren call of surveillance via commerce-tracking.
Westport won’t be using tech to monitor people’s body temperatures or whether they’re properly social distancing.
Contact tracing might offer hope for slowing the spread of the pandemic—or fulfill every Big Brother-ish fear privacy advocates have ever raised.
Government officials have only themselves to blame if citizens decline to share their information.
The coronavirus is no excuse to intrude on people's lives unnecessarily. Tech provides decentralized systems for contact tracing.
Can we take government officials at their word that they'll eventually abandon their new powers?
From doxxing people with the new coronavirus to making diagnosed and suspected patients wear ankle monitors, some states are taking all the wrong steps to slow the spread of COVID-19.
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.
Despite broad claims from the company, available police reports don't support the idea that filming everything in front of people's doors stops much crime.
Some Republican senators are working hard to get Trump behind stronger fixes.
Privacy activists on the left and the right decry a limp set of proposed changes to the USA Freedom Act.
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The Feds' Bulk Collection of Our Data Records Has Been Expensive and Useless. But That Doesn't Mean It's Going to Stop.
A congressional battle erupts over how much to reform the soon-to-expire USA Freedom Act—if they reform it at all.
"[T]he parties argued as public figures employed in the areas of law and civil service, their livelihoods are tied to their reputation."
CIA Encryption Meddling and Chinese Espionage Allegations Make It Clear: We All Need Strong Data Protection
Somebody tell the FBI and Congress.
Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced action against the department.
Your cellphone is tracking your movements and, despite legal protections, federal, state, and local officials are finding new and disturbing ways to use that information.
It’s all part of the international push by officials to monitor the public. You’re next.
Online platforms would have to "earn" speech protections by compromising encryption—all in the name of fighting child porn.
40 Privacy Groups Ask Federal Oversight Agency To Push for Suspension of Federal Facial Recognition Technology
40 privacy advocacy groups send open letter to agency
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A bipartisan coalition wants to restrain secret snooping and create more independent oversight of the secretive FISA Court.
Don’t worry—America’s ruling factions still disagree over who should be in charge of the snooping.
At least 20 officers have been suspended while the LAPD investigates the placement of innocent motorists on the gang database.
A deadly shooting on a Naval base in Florida may lead to a new battle against encryption.