Big Brother

Andrea Germanos, staff writer
An Amazon Ring camera is pictured at Amazon headquarters on September 20, 2018 in Seattle.
Over a dozen groups call for a full congressional investigation in the online giant citing threats to privacy, security, and civil liberties posed by Alexa, Ring, and Rekognition.
Jon Queally, staff writer
"The Web was designed to bring people together and make knowledge freely available. It has changed the world for good and improved the lives of billions. Yet, many people are still unable to access its benefits and, for others, the Web comes with too many unacceptable costs." (Image: Contract for the Web)
"The power of the web to transform people's lives, enrich society and reduce...
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Two people point to a Facebook news stream
"Their insidious control of our digital lives undermines the very essence of...

Further

Privacy advocates kicked off a new anti-surveillance campaign in style by floating an airship reading "Illegal Spying Below" - complete with helpful arrow - over the NSA's massive data center in Utah. Dubbed "the maiden patrol of the first anti-surveillance activist air force," the flight marked the launch of Stand Against Spying , a project by Electronic Frontier Foundation, Greenpeace, the Tenth Amendment Center and 20 more groups that seeks to outlaw mass surveilance, reform the FISA court,...