A sad technician sits near a pile of wires and holds his head with his hands in an empty datacenter. The man is in a plundered server room.

Facebook engineers admit there’s no way to track all the data it collects on you

Two engineers said there isn't a 'single person that exists' who knows where all its user data is.

On Sep 7, 2022 by Jacob Seitz

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Homeland Security purchased location data for millions of American phones—all without warrants

The ACLU made the documents public today.

On Jul 18, 2022 by David Covucci

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Mental health apps are terrible for user privacy, Mozilla study finds

Mental health apps don't appear to make user data privacy a priority.

On May 2, 2022 by David Covucci

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Why the third time won’t be the charm for a new U.S.-EU data-sharing agreement

Activists and privacy experts still have major concerns about mass surveillance.

On Apr 10, 2022 by Jonathan Keane

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Virginia poised to pass sweeping new data privacy bill

It does have some differences to California's law.

On Feb 11, 2021 by Andrew Wyrich

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Corporations do not have a First Amendent right to your data, judge says

The case will continue, but a Maine judge poked holes in the arguments against it.

On Jul 8, 2020 by Andrew Wyrich

Andrew Yang Data Dividend Project

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

Coronavirus Digital Privacy Democrats Bill

Democrats unveil coronavirus data privacy bill that is a direct rebuke of Republicans

It diverges from a Republican-backed bill in several ways.

On May 14, 2020 by Andrew Wyrich

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Experts call Republican coronavirus data privacy bill ‘profoundly flawed’

Several groups have come out against the recently-unveiled bill.

On May 14, 2020 by Andrew Wyrich

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Here’s what people are Googling during the pandemic

Searches have spiked for 'stimulus checks' and 'Tiger King.'

On May 5, 2020 by Allyson Waller

Ring Doorbell Recording Movements

Ring doorbells are collecting way more data than you think

The detailed look into the kind of information Ring is collecting comes as privacy and digital rights groups have raised alarms about the devices.

On Mar 4, 2020 by Andrew Wyrich

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Sex workers speak out after OnlyFans leak

The site says there was no data breach.

On Feb 28, 2020 by Samantha Shaps

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Reddit’s CEO issues a dire warning about TikTok

Concerns have been raised about TikTok's handling of user information.

On Feb 27, 2020 by Andrew Wyrich

Popular email apps are scraping the content of messages and selling them to 3rd-party companies

These popular email apps are scraping and selling your data

At least one company has defended the practice.

On Feb 11, 2020 by Mikael Thalen

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How one woman hacked online dating to find the perfect partner

Data says: Be MORE picky.

On Feb 10, 2020 by Matt Silverman