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
In 2014, more than half of all California wiretaps (and one sixth of all the wiretaps in the U.S.) were authorized by one judge in Riverside County.
An attempt to protect litigant privacy meant that binding precedent was vanished from Westlaw.
Part two of a four-part series on the history of the cypherpunk movement
Should Facebook Have a Duty to Report Us to the Police for Felonies Potentially Revealed in Our Posts?
An Ohio judge suggests the answer should be "yes," and an Ohio statute seems to require that when Facebook employees learn of specific felonies revealed by posts that they might be monitoring for some reason.
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.
Defeating surveillance is a powerful argument for covering your face.
"I know what moral panics look like; they look kind of like this."
Officials have never liked it when people are free to move about—and beyond their reach.
New apps can work as surveillance techniques for the government. They can also serve as anonymous health tools for people hoping to return to normal life.
The Eleventh Circuit threw out a lawsuit brought by former NRA President Marion Hammer.
Huawei’s Safe City security system is undergoing a massive expansion across Belgrade.
Will tech companies resist orders to cooperate with demands for information to root out dissidents?
"Supreme Court jurisprudence...is heavily weighted against you," an appeals judge told state prosecutors last week.
A new, terrible anti-encryption bill with a twist
While there are still numerous barriers to access in Louisiana's medical marijuana system, a specific list of "qualifying conditions" will no longer be one of them.
Apple and Google’s API promises to put privacy first. State health authorities have other ideas.
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?
Plus: Virginia decriminalizes marijuana, it's not Trump's call whether we close the country again, and more…
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.
Plus: Family Dollar guard murdered over mask enforcement, doctors see "multisystem inflammatory syndrome" in kids with COVID-19, and more...
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?