Fourth Amendment protections against warrantless searches are reduced when entering the country, but they’re not completely erased.
The bureau has a long history of escaping accountability for intrusive and abusive action.
Twitter CEO's connection to Bitcoin-friendly tools suggests more commitment to privacy than Facebook's Libra proposal.
The Los Angeles Department of Transportation's data-sharing requirements for dockless mobility companies have been criticized for invading users' privacy and violating state law.
WhatsApp (and owner Facebook) sues to protect users from malicious surveillance from officials.
Plus: Court says scraping social media profiles is not hacking, and more...
Defining terms is tricky, particularly when governments with bad track records on privacy want to call the shots.
The encryption limits that the Justice Department demands in the name of security would make all of us less secure.
Are parents liable for defamation by their minor children?
Years after surveillance reforms, federal personnel can’t seem to comply with the Fourth Amendment.
Should participation in an election hinge on a voter's identity being made public? Of course not.
Encryption, other privacy measures, and decentralization have made the protest movement possible.
Plus: Parents sue Illinois child services, Pennsylvania mulls liquor-store weed sales, Giuliani consorts with Manafort, and more...
When online privacy faces off against portability
Edward Snowden's Autobiography Makes a Plea for the Fourth Amendment, the Right to Privacy, and Encryption
America's most famous whistleblower calls for restricting the power of government.
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.