Expert says Chewy is using this trick to steal your information

‘They have literally lied to our customers’: Expert says Chewy is using this trick to steal your information

'It just doesn't sit right with me.'

On May 23, 2024 by Rachel Kiley

Data can teach us a lot about trends in fanfiction

What can data tell us about fanfiction culture?

Considering how ingrained they are in our everyday lives, it’s not surprising that prejudices about race and gender seep into fanfiction. 

On Jan 21, 2024 by Kira Deshler

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EXCLUSIVE: A background check company is secretly paying cops on TikTok to push its services

Experts say the practice is unethical—and scary.

On Aug 31, 2023 by Athena Hawkins

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‘They compromised girls’ data’: A lingerie brand was hacked—and trolls seized on it to push fears of ‘love jihad’

It's not the first time.

On Jul 14, 2023 by Arbab Ali

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‘Gay furries’ hacking spree against anti-trans movement expands to 5 states

South Dakota, Nebraska, Texas, South Carolina, and Pennsylvania have been targeted.

On Jun 28, 2023 by Mikael Thalen

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‘I have Don’s computer. I’m gonna update you guys on what I find’: Man buys Apple Time Capsule from thrift store for $15. Previous owner forgot to wipe it

'My biggest nightmare. this is why i keep all of my old devices.'

On Dec 27, 2022 by Lauren Castro

man explains sending spit in tube to ancestry database tiktok

‘Read the fine print before you spit’: Man warns against sending DNA samples to DNA testing companies like Ancestry.com

'Whether or not you like it, your DNA is probably in a database somewhere.'

On Dec 10, 2022 by Melody Heald

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

Maine privacy law

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