The Wyoming Republican believes bitcoin provides a serious alternative store of value, will spur renewable energy, and just might save the dollar.
And it's not a moment too soon.
Two states have passed laws requiring court approval before the cops can use genetic genealogy services to track down a suspect.
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Chairman Jerome Powell says the Fed will look into the "benefits and risks" of a digital dollar.
People have only official assurances that the technology isn’t being used to invade their privacy.
Doing the wrong thing at an off-campus party could lead to on-campus consequences.
The FBI Took Their Safe Deposit Box and Everything Inside It. Two Months Later, They're Still Waiting for It To Be Returned.
"When you've done nothing wrong, you shouldn't be subjected to an investigation," says Paul Snitko, whose box was seized in a March 22 FBI raid of a Beverly Hills business.
In a lawsuit, attorneys for the box's owner allege that federal agents conducted an illegal search that may have resulted in the loss of some valuable gold coins.
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Cops laugh about “probable cause on four legs” but the damage to innocent lives is real.
Police were finally able to catch the serial killer using DNA genealogy databases—violating many innocent people's constitutional right to privacy.
The FBI Seized Heirlooms, Coins, and Cash From Hundreds of Safe Deposit Boxes in Beverly Hills, Despite Knowing 'Some' Belonged to 'Honest Citizens'
Victims of the FBI's constitutionally dubious raid say they've been told to come forward and identify themselves if they want their stuff back.
Section 702 is supposed to be used to snoop on spies and terrorists, not Americans.
The feds say they can paw through your phone and laptop any time you enter or leave the country.
More than half of Americans don’t have these new licenses. Airports are supposed to start checking them by October.
A 2018 Supreme Court decision was supposed to protect your location data from federal snooping. That’s not what happened.
The surveillance state is available as a plug-and-play solution for any cop interested in a free trial period.
Databases of involuntarily supplied identities make for a plug-and-play surveillance state.
California's Requirement That Nonprofits Disclose Donor Information Poses a Grave Threat to Freedom of Association
A broad coalition of groups is asking the Supreme Court to overturn the state's policy.
A phone in your pocket may as well be a GPS beacon strapped to your ankle.
Federal Suit Seeks Damages for Men Illegally Recorded at Florida Massage Parlors, Falsely Smeared as Sex Traffickers
Two women still face felony charges, though the cases against all male defendants were dropped.
Platform censorship results from centralized design. Cryptocurrency techies are building decentralized alternatives.
Government agencies have repeatedly proven themselves to be abusive.
'That System Is Being Used Against You': Edward Snowden Makes the Case for Internet Privacy. Is He Right?
Online companies might not be as nefarious as you think.
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Meanwhile, he’s still trying to downplay corruption within his own force.
Authorities "shall destroy the videos unlawfully obtained through the surveillance of the Orchids of Asia Day Spa," a federal judge says.
Frightening events create openings for attacks on civil liberties.
Justice Clint Bolick dissents in Arizona v. Mixton.
Bureaucracy keeps on regulating through the chaos
Government is not reason. It is not eloquence. It is force. We could use a little less of that, please.
The idea is looking less like a Get Out of Jail Free card and more like a hall pass.
Government surveillance doesn't just violate privacy rights; it’s a major security risk.
Time to add a hat and sunglasses!
By lowering the “travel rule” threshold to $250, the government could access more of our financial data.
Constitutional amendment overwhelmingly passes.
The National Security Agency arranged for security systems to be secretly compromised. Then the Chinese government allegedly found its way in.
Privacy is a right, not a “high risk” and “possibly criminal” activity
Part two of a four-part series on the history of the cypherpunk movement
Why does media coverage conclude the problem is that the government hasn’t done a good enough job of spying?
NSA Ruling Reminds Us That Sacrificing Civil Liberties in the Name of National Security Is a Bipartisan Impulse
A federal appeals court concludes that the agency's mass collection of phone records was illegal and probably unconstitutional.