data collection

Moveable
Moveable

Is Sidewalk Labs Building a Brotopia on Toronto's Waterfront?

The details of a Google affiliate's billion-dollar real-estate project are shrouded in secrecy.
Tracey Lindeman
4.26.18
privacy
privacy

The Hidden Power of the Privacy Policy, the Text We All Ignore

The recent saga Evernote faced with its privacy policy proves the document’s necessity. But did you know there’s no single federal law mandating its use?
Ernie Smith
12.19.16
short circuit
short circuit

Germany Says Facebook's Collection of WhatsApp Data Is Illegal

But Facebook insists it complies with EU data protection law.
Ben Sullivan
9.27.16
russia
russia

New ‘Anti-Terrorism’ Law Will Feed Russia’s Mass-Surveillance Machine

Companies will be forced to retain months of customer data for Russia’s creepy mass-surveillance system.
Janus Kopfstein
7.9.16
apps
apps

This New 'Secure' App for Journalists May Not Be Secure At All

Experts say Reporta doesn't follow best practices.
J.M. Porup
10.2.15
video
video

This Art Installation Shows Just How Easily People Part with Personal Data

Especially when they’re promised some fun in return.
Rachel Pick
9.30.15
Features
Features

Looking Up Symptoms Online? These Companies Are Tracking You

The vast majority of the internet's health sites are sending troves of data about your medical searches to corporations.
Brian Merchant
2.23.15
uk
uk

London's Police Database of Extremists Also Includes Politicians and Activists

People caught in the dragnet say the Metropolitan Police's dossiers aren't even that useful.
Joseph Cox
6.16.14