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The RESTRICT Act isn’t about banning TikTok—it’s designed to force a sale

The U.S. doesn't want to ban TikTok, it wants to own it.

On Mar 10, 2023 by Jacob Seitz

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Congress’ big new privacy bill might just neuter the agency that should be enforcing it

A new data privacy bill in the House is receiving pushback from privacy experts and states.

On Jul 21, 2022 by Jacob Seitz

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New map shows just how much surveillance power your local police have

The map has information about 3,000 police jurisdictions.

On Jul 14, 2020 by Andrew Wyrich

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EFF and Mozilla write open letter to Venmo about its lack of privacy

Users' transaction information is publicly viewable by default.

On Aug 29, 2019 by Mikael Thalen

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San Francisco becomes first U.S. city to ban facial recognition

'We can have good security without a security state and we can have good policing without a police state.'

On May 15, 2019 by Mikael Thalen

Amazon Rekognition and the State of Surveillance Tech

Amazon Rekognition was always destined to be a privacy nightmare

'Once dangerous face surveillance systems are built and deployed, the harm can’t be undone.'

On May 23, 2018 by Benjamin Powers

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Report: The Best Buy Geek Squad is scanning your laptop for child porn (updated)

They've been working with the FBI for a decade.

On Mar 7, 2018 by Phillip Tracy

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DOJ seeks 1.3 million IP addresses of visitors to Trump protest website

The government is demanding 1.3 million visitors IP addresses.

On Aug 15, 2017 by Andrew Wyrich

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FBI used Best Buy’s Geek Squad to spy on customers, lawsuit alleges

The Electronic Frontier Foundation claims the FBI violated the Fourth Amendment.

On Jun 2, 2017 by Andrew Wyrich

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Trump’s new campaign website won’t accept Do-Not-Track signals

Don't worry, Trump's campaign 'takes privacy and security very seriously.'

On May 10, 2017 by Andrew Wyrich

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Net neutrality advocates have concerns about T-Mobile’s new unlimited data plan

It seems great for consumers, but is it?

On Aug 18, 2016 by AJ Dellinger

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Hillary Clinton backs controversial encryption commission in new tech-policy agenda

Hillary Clinton does not have an answer to the encryption question.

On Jun 28, 2016 by Patrick Howell O'Neill

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Woman refutes claims that Jacob Appelbaum sexually harassed her

'I recall that night clearly, and my story is entirely different.'

On Jun 9, 2016 by Dell Cameron, Patrick Howell O'Neill

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FBI raids dental software researcher who discovered private patient data on public server

Justin Shafer reported a flaw in a company's system. Then the FBI came knocking.

On May 27, 2016 by Dissent Doe

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How Airbnb, Uber, and Lyft rank on privacy protections

How transparency about user privacy helps keep the government honest.

On May 6, 2016 by Aaron Sankin