All Articles on Privacy

"As it happens, tech – or surveillance capitalism – has disrupted the private investigation business as much as it’s ripped through journalism, the taxi business, war making, and so many other private and public parts of our world." (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
A Private Investigator on Living in a Surveillance Culture
Can we be forgotten anymore?
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In Bid for 'Dystopian' Surveillance Power, Facebook Asking Big Banks for Customer Data
"How much more of your personal existence are you willing to give up to continue to be a sieve of your data for a multi-billion dollar corporation?"
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Americans Deserve Privacy Protection From Big Data
The European privacy law proves that American companies can provide robust privacy protections, and we all know they should.
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Promising 'Bellwether' or Utter Failure? California Passes Landmark Privacy Law for Online Data
While some believe it could set a new standard in the U.S., the victory comes partly from tech lobbyists' efforts to pass a "compromise" to block a stricter ballot measure
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'Most Important Surveillance Story You Will See for Years': Report Reveals How ATT Buildings Serve as Secret Hubs for NSA Spying
"AT&T has bent over backwards to help the U.S. government spy on essentially all internet traffic."
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'Groundbreaking Victory' for Privacy as Supreme Court Rules Against Warrantless Cellphone Tracking
"The government can no longer claim that just using technology like your cellphones means you've given up your Fourth Amendment rights," says the ACLU. "This is huge."
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 “All leak investigations — whether they directly target reporters or not — are a grave threat to press freedom.” (Photo: Gage Skidmore) Views
Trump's Justice Dept Escalates Its Disturbing Crackdown on Leaks by Seizing New York Times Reporter's Phone and Email Records
"That should be a grave concern to anyone who cares about an informed citizenry.”
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Facebook Shareholders Accuse Zuckerberg of Running 'Corporate Dictatorship' and Condemn Data Privacy Scandal as 'Human Rights Violation'
Zuckerberg's outsized influence over the company's decision making has contributed to controversies like the privacy scandal involving Cambridge Analytica, one shareholder argued
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 “Nobody is forcing these companies to supply more sensitive image-recognition technology to those who might use it in violation of human or civil rights.” (Photo: Amazon) Views
Amazon, Stop Powering Government Surveillance
Amazon should stand up for civil liberties, including those of its own customers, and get out of the surveillance business.
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"The public needs to know far more about how agencies are gathering our data, what they’re doing with it, any policies that govern this surveillance, and the tools agencies use, including algorithmic surveillance and machine-learning techniques." (Photo: Sergey Nivens/ Shutterstock) Views
We’re Demanding The Government Come Clean on Surveillance of Social Media
Our government should be fostering, not undermining, our ability to maintain obscurity in our online personas for multiple reasons, including individual privacy, security, and consumer protection.
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