FCC probes 15 leading mobile carriers about location data in wake of abortion ruling
'The highly sensitive nature of this data ... is of utmost importance to consumer safety and privacy.'
On Jul 20, 2022 by Jacob Seitz
A new bill might force data brokers to delete everything they have on you
It would also create a 'Do Not Track List,' similar to the 'Do Not Call List' for robocalls
On Feb 10, 2022 by Andrew Wyrich
Over 40 groups call on Congress to finally pass federal data privacy standard
HowToStopFacebook.org launched today.
On Oct 13, 2021 by Andrew Wyrich
Nearly 50 groups call on FTC to ban Big Tech’s ‘unfair and deceptive’ data collection, surveillance
'Until the FTC acts, no one is safe.'
On Jul 29, 2021 by Andrew Wyrich
Andrew Yang wants people to get paid for data collected by tech giants
Yang advocated for data property during his 2020 presidential campaign.
On Jun 22, 2020 by Andrew Wyrich
States’ contact-tracing app sent data to third parties
'We know that people are very sensitive.'
On May 22, 2020 by Andrew Wyrich
Facebook VP denounces and deletes controversial 2016 memo
"Anything that allows us to connect more people more often is *de facto* good."
On Mar 30, 2018 by Christina Bonnington
Major Chinese smartphone maker admits to secretly collecting private user data
The company collected people's phone numbers and WiFi info.
On Oct 16, 2017 by Phillip Tracy
Is your vibrator collecting inappropriate data about you?
A new lawsuit alleges some 'teledildonics' customers were never told about We-Vibe's data-collecting practices.
On Sep 15, 2016 by Mary Emily O'Hara
Netflix can pinpoint the moment you got hooked on ‘Breaking Bad’
The streaming giant is using your addiction to help craft its entertainment strategies for the future.
On Sep 24, 2015 by Aja Romano
How to tell your spouse that your name is in the Ashley Madison data dump
You've been caught. Now what?
On Aug 19, 2015 by Marisa Kabas
U.K. court strikes down sweeping government surveillance law
It's a big win for privacy, but the fight is not yet over.
On Jul 17, 2015 by Eric Geller
Here’s lawmakers’ latest attempt to stop drones from spying on you
On Tuesday, Democrats in both houses of Congress introduced legislation to seriously address the issue of drone privacy.
On Mar 3, 2015 by Eric Geller
Retail customers don’t want to be tracked in stores—but they’re OK with it online
Who watches the watchers?
On Nov 2, 2014 by Patrick Howell O'Neill