online privacy


Building a private email server

Mar 5, 2015
...and why it is such a difficult process.
Posted In: email, hillary clinton, online privacy

Renewed attention on Terms of Service agreements

Aug 19, 2014
How Terms of Service and app permissions continue to bedevil users.
Posted In: apps, online privacy, user privacy

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.
Posted In: privacy, online privacy, big data, European Union
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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.
Posted In: mobile payments, social network, online privacy

European court ruling continues to vex Google

Jul 14, 2014
For Google, the ECJ's "Right to Be Forgotten" ruling is a logistical challenge.
Posted In: Google, European Union, online privacy

Ruling on Google search highlights privacy rift

May 14, 2014
The US and EU disagree on Big Data and privacy rules.
Posted In: Google, online privacy

Should you be concerned about the NSA's surveillance programs?

Aug 12, 2013
Government surveillance, shifting opinions, and the end of email.
Posted In: surveillance, nsa, online privacy, email

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.
Posted In: online privacy, encryption, Edward Snowden

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.
Posted In: surveillance, nsa, PRISM, privacy, online privacy

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?
Posted In: SOPA, PIPA, CISPA, online privacy