privacy

privacy
privacy

Connected Car Technology Can Enable Abusers to Track Their Victims

A growing number of automakers are enabling location tracking in internet-connected cars, a technology that experts say can be misused by abusers to track their victims.
Tracey Lindeman
15 hours ago
college admissions
college admissions

Lawsuit Claims the ACT Sells Students’ Disability Data to Colleges

They claim that the personal data sold could sway colleges’ admission and financial aid decisions.
Samantha Cole
5 days ago
Broadband
Broadband

Telecom Lobbyists Have Stalled 70 State-Level Bills That Would Protect Consumer Privacy

In 2018 alone, the telecom lobby has killed or stalled a whole host of legislation that would prevent ISPs from selling your data.
Michael Gaynor
8.6.18
data
data

Google Is Still Planning a ‘Smart City’ in Toronto Despite Major Privacy Concerns

After nine months, the new deal between Sidewalk Labs and Waterfront Toronto is still light on details about data, surveillance, and privacy.
Bianca Wylie
8.1.18
MORE THAN PUBLIC
MORE THAN PUBLIC

This Bot Tweets Photos and Names of People Who Bought 'Drugs' on Venmo

Venmo transaction data is public by default. But a programmer has taken that data stream and is tweeting the username and photos of users who buy 'drugs'.
Joseph Cox
7.19.18
tech
tech

How to See Which Apps Can Read Your Gmail

Third party app developers read user emails, the Wall Street Journal reported, raising questions about Google’s oversight.
Jordan Pearson
7.3.18
AB-375
AB-375

California Rushes Through a New Privacy Law After Heavy Lobbyist Input

California lawmakers approve landmark new privacy restrictions, but lobbying influence could weaken many key provisions
Karl Bode
6.29.18
State of Surveillance
State of Surveillance

Supreme Court Says Cops Need to Get a Warrant to Get Your Phone Location Data

In a much-anticipated decision, the Supreme Court changed the course of history, siding with privacy activists and giving Americans stronger privacy protections in the digital age.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.22.18
Video Games
Video Games

Game Developers Dump 'Redshell' Tracking Program After Privacy Backlash

Developers of games like Total War and Civilization are apologizing and removing the software from their games.
Ian Birnbaum
6.18.18
X-Ray Vision
X-Ray Vision

MIT Device Uses Wi-Fi to ‘See’ Through Walls and Track Your Movements

Researchers have been working on this technology since the 70s, and it’s getting more precise.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.13.18
Weed
Weed

California Weed Dispensaries Can Legally Sell Customer Information to Data Brokers

California is expected to become the largest weed industry in the United States, but unlike other legalized states, it has no laws in place to protect cannabis consumer data.
Daniel Oberhaus
6.7.18
Facebook
Facebook

Report: Facebook Gave Chinese Device Manufacturers Special Access to User Data

One one of the firms, Huawei, is on the Pentagon's no-buy list because of alleged connections to the Chinese government.
Karl Bode
6.6.18