A face-search engine scraping obit photos shows off the lawless land of post-mortem privacy.
Public genealogy databases can help solve violent crimes, but they alarm privacy advocates.
Geofence and keyboard warrants are useful for law enforcement, but they’re highly controversial.
A new bill would prevent the sale or sharing of Americans’ health and location data.
States are considering bills that would limit how employers can use tech to monitor their workers.
The spam business is booming, with texts and calls up 58% and 32% last year.
The IRS reversed course on its plans to use facial recognition software after backlash from activists who cite all sorts of problems with the tech.
The TLDR Act would force tech companies to break legal jargon into understandable language, and be more transparent about data collection.
Apple and Google shifted away from cookies. Now consumers are taking privacy more seriously.
Apple will scan iPhones for child porn. Will this new initiative put its privacy promise at risk?
An Apple software update will ask users if they want to be tracked. The expectation that many will say no is forcing Facebook, Google, and other tech cos to adapt.
Neeva is trying to build a privacy-first search engine from scratch. It’s got the right team for the job.
Google says it will stop selling ads based on individual browsing history.
A North Dakota bill is trying to rein in Apple and Google’s app-store dominance. It’s one of many state-level Big Tech battles.
Facebook calls Apple one of its “biggest competitors” and hits back at its privacy features, which are somewhat confusing.
Facebook’s complaint over Apple’s new privacy update is the latest round in a yearslong beef of 2 tech giants with very different biz models.
The SolarWinds hack has affected ~18k customers, including America’s largest companies and government institutions. What’s next?
A case concerning the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) could give Big Tech even more power.
They might be hurtling toward a micro-targeted future.
The startup Yubo runs on in-app purchases.
A new tool called Blacklight airs all the dirty ad-tech laundry.
Weather apps are changing up how they track you. Get ready for a ton of weather-based ads.
Talkspace, Crisis Text Line, and Better Help don’t keep things quite as private as you might think.
The pro-cookie argument has always been: It’s more profitable. But new evidence is challenging that.
Ransomware attacks are on the rise, and Garmin is the latest big name to take a hit.
But let’s not get ahead of ourselves: The tech is still overwhelmingly used to harass.
The government wanted in, but Telegram’s founder said nyet.
The company blocked Tiananmen Square commemorations. US lawmakers got wind of it.