Building a private email server

Mar 5, 2015
...and why it is such a difficult process.

Renewed attention on Terms of Service agreements

Aug 19, 2014
How Terms of Service and app permissions continue to bedevil users.

Who has better online privacy? The U.S. or EU?

Aug 8, 2014
The EU approach to privacy is like a blanket. In the U.S., it's a patchwork quilt.

Mobile payments app offers a window on intimacy

Jul 28, 2014
A new payments app allows for a close look at the how and who of spending.

European court ruling continues to vex Google

Jul 14, 2014
For Google, the ECJ's "Right to Be Forgotten" ruling is a logistical challenge.

Ruling on Google search highlights privacy rift

May 14, 2014
The US and EU disagree on Big Data and privacy rules.
Attendees wear Google Glass while posing for a group photo during the Google I/O developer conference on May 17, 2013 in San Francisco, California.
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Should you be concerned about the NSA's surveillance programs?

Aug 12, 2013
Government surveillance, shifting opinions, and the end of email.

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Silent Circle's Phil Zimmermann on why it's shuttering its encrypted email service

Aug 9, 2013
Following Lavabit's lead, Silent Circle ends its encrypted email service so clients can avoid government scrutiny.

Encryption apps enter the mainstream

Jul 1, 2013
For the most part, strong encryption technology of our e-mails, texts, and phone calls has been the domain of the powerful and the paranoid. But that's starting to change.

Everything you need to know about CISPA

Apr 19, 2013
CISPA passed in the House of Representatives. But what is the bill and what will it do for privacy and data?