Google wants to reveal details of government's data requests

Jun 11, 2013
As of right now, it's not allowed to even acknowledge those requests, let alone how many of them there are and for what kind of data.
Posted In: Google, privacy, big data

Surveillance of phone and Internet data: the new normal?

Jun 7, 2013
Can consumers really do anything to force Internet and telecommunications companies to fight back against government tracking of personal data?
Posted In: privacy, web privacy, surveillance, security

Does the fifth amendment cover your password protected data?

Jun 6, 2013
When it comes to pleading the fifth, the digital age is making things complicated.
Posted In: privacy, Tech, constitutional

How hard is it to opt out of third party data collection?

May 22, 2013
A lot of businesses are buying so-called third party data to add to what they’re already collecting on you. Of course, they all say, “you can always opt out.”
Posted In: data, privacy, opt out

Aaron Swartz's 'Strongbox' could help protect sources

May 17, 2013
The late internet activist and a New Yorker reporter worked together to develop a way for sources to anonymously share documents.
Posted In: journalism, privacy, whistleblowers

Bloomberg editor apologizes for violating client privacy

May 13, 2013
Bloomberg News admits reporters used Bloomberg terminals to access clients' information.
Posted In: bloomberg, journalism, privacy

The next generation unfriends Facebook

May 3, 2013
What are the kids doing these days? It's an age old question. But when it comes to technology, it's an important one.
Posted In: high school, social media, Facebook, privacy

Burner mobile app goes beyond prank calls

Apr 17, 2013
Prank calls -- which in 2013 are all but rooted out with caller ID -- may get new life with a new app called Burner. But the software may have legitimate privacy uses as well.
Posted In: android, mobile apps, privacy

A Facebook phone: Why?

Apr 3, 2013
Facebook may be introducing a smartphone soon.
Posted In: Facebook, privacy, phone

Should cops be able to read all your old text messages?

Mar 20, 2013
When you send a text message or an email, should your Internet or phone company hang onto them in case the police ever want to take a look?
Posted In: text messages, privacy, Law