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.
Activist and celebrity musician Denise Ho discusses the Hong Kong protests, her 2014 arrest, and the future of Hong Kong's autonomy from China.
Don't blame him for any FISA abuses. He's been fighting it for years.
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.
We can still say no to mass surveillance.
You might consider buying a hat to cover your face—and hoping you’ll be allowed to wear it.
Plus: Ashton Kutcher serves up "sex trafficking"-enabled surveillance, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio goes after soft serve, and more...
The police conducted two searches in two days to track down who is leaking things leaders don’t want the public to know.
Don't worry, a spokesman tells Congress, the agency has "strict policies" for using facial recognition technology.
Justin Amash and Rand Paul Disagree About Impeachment, but Fight Together for Federal Surveillance Reform
Both still see surveillance abuse that needs fixing. They’re pursuing different paths to get there.
The most absurd attack against the Michigan congressman involves ignoring his entire history in office.
Or are Americans simply wising up to the dangers posed by cops having their "face prints" on file?
Preventing a slow march toward automated authoritarianism?
These citizen meter maids would be empowered to ticket drivers for parking in bike lanes
Other state and cities should consider doing the same thing
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
Should you be worried?
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.
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.
If the Feds Have Stopped Snooping on Our Phone Records, Watch Out for the Anti-Encryption Propaganda
Backdoors into your texts and private message provide far more information than your phone metadata.
Pervasive real-time police surveillance is not just theoretical anymore.
For years, security state advocates fought to maintain the authority to snoop on your phone records. Are they really giving up?
We were told this sort of spying would only be used to stop terrorists. And yet...
A cashless society is a monitored (and potentially controlled) society.
The latest in London Mayor Sadiq Khan's war on knife ownership.
Good intentions, private fears, and innovative entrepreneurs vying for government contracts are killing privacy in public places.
How big hotel chains became arms of the surveillance state.
Bombshell Report About Americans Helping UAE Hack Phones Is a Warning Against Compromising Encryption
Hacking tools end up in the hands of some dangerous people. So, apparently, do our government hackers.
"We shouldn't have to think about self-censoring what we say online."
Congressional Democrats want to put more cameras and sensors on private property.
Air marshals might still treat you like a terrorist. But they'll stop documenting your every move.
A decade of surveillance from the civil rights era makes a technology and social-media-fueled return.
The former New York mayor's authoritarian record shows he has no real love for America's founding document.
British Group Fighting Secret Government Surveillance Subjected to Secret British Government Surveillance
U.K. government officials insisted they didn't collect and store communications data of Privacy International. Turns out they did.
Plus: why Gary Johnson will be good for the Senate, "toxic culture" at the TSA, the dismissal of an anti-FOSTA lawsuit, and a new economic freedom index.
The PATRIOT Act fell out of fashion-but swap "human trafficker" for "terrorist" and let the civil liberties infringements roll!