data

angry canadians

Canada Is Pissed Off About Facebook and Cambridge Analytica

The privacy commissioner is investigating, and politicians are calling for regulation.
Jordan Pearson
3.21.18
digital privacy

Not Even AI Can Make Total Sense of a Privacy Policy

Using artificial intelligence, researchers have created a tool that crawls privacy policies on popular websites like Facebook, Reddit, and Twitter. But the software’s findings are not as detailed as those done by humans.
Kaleigh Rogers
3.20.18
data

Given Facebook’s Privacy Backlash, Why Aren’t We Angrier With the Broadband Industry?

If you're mad about Cambridge Analytica taking data from Facebook you should be absolutely livid about AT&T and Verizon.
Karl Bode
3.20.18
Moveable

Connected Cars Will Run on Your Personal Data

US privacy laws aren’t keeping up.
Tracey Lindeman
2.19.18
big telecom

Reminder: Republicans Also Gave Big Telecom Permission to Sell Your Personal Data This Year

No net neutrality and they can sell all your data without asking. What a year.
Kaleigh Rogers
12.21.17
BABY!

The Targets of Mobile Apps: Your Health, Your Ancestors, and Your Baby

Researchers at Yale Privacy Lab analyzed the existence of a hidden economy of trackers packaged into many of the most popular apps in Google Play.
Michael Kwet
Sean O’Brien
12.14.17
privacy

Canada's Privacy Watchdog Wants the Power to Go After Companies Like Equifax

The OPC wants to do something, but it can't.
Jordan Pearson
9.21.17
DACA

A Former DACA Recipient Explains All the Data ICE Can Use to Go After Dreamers

"Your income level, everywhere you've lived in the U.S., how you entered the U.S. ... it's more or less everything."
Matthew Gault
9.8.17
Smells Like Security

This 'Smell of Data' Device Emits an Aroma When Your Data Is Leaking

A more instinctual approach to data security.
Samantha Cole
9.1.17
data

You Can Now Download Information From Every Congressional Session Since 1973

ProPublica’s new bulk data set lets you download an entire legislative session at once.
Louise Matsakis
8.31.17
Maximal Function

Six Tricks to Get the Most Out of WhatsApp

We compiled the best codes, tricks, and add-ons to help you have a lot more fun with the messaging app.
Richard Diesing
8.22.17
vhs

How to Save Files From a PC to a VHS Tape

In ancient times, this was a cheap way to store data.
Samantha Cole
8.14.17