Online privacy

A new internet safety bill would ban swatting, doxxing, and sextortion all at once

Rep Katherine Clark (D-MA) has proposed legislation to specifically outlaw internet harassment-based crimes like swatting and devote $24 million a year to stopping them.

Iowa’s congressional delegation is bravely protecting the internet

[Commentary] Some partisan activists have sought to leverage the public’s privacy concerns to advance their political agenda and have resorted to spreading accusations and false information that misleads the public.

Privacy in the Information Age Is Not a Lost Cause

Is privacy a relic of the past given the array of governments and corporations determined to hoover up information about all of us as fully as technology permits it? Julia Angwin doesn’t think so.

The DOJ Wants To Take Away Online Privacy. And A Court Says Okay

Even if you didn’t commit a crime, and so no warrant has been issued (per your Fourth Amendment rights), the government can still take away your online anonymity, says a court.

Comcast, Other ISPs Back FTC Against AT&T Mobility

In what they concede on the surface is a surprising alliance, major Internet service providers have aligned with the Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Communications Commission against AT&T Mobility over the issue of the FTC's ability t

Pai Seeks Clarity on Broadband Privacy

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has circulated an item for a vote that provides guidance on the broadband privacy rules that were in effect before its 2016 privacy order, apparently.

A Three-Step Plan to Promote Consumer Privacy

[Commentary] There are steps Congress can and should take to improve consumer privacy. Here are three big ones.

FCC Looks to Provide Privacy Reporting Reminder

Apparently, an item Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has circulated for a vote on "Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services" essentially clarifies that the telecommunication customer

AT&T Is Big Backer of Chairman Blackburn Privacy Bill

Top AT&T DC executive Robert Quinn said his company is "very, very" supportive of a bill (The BROWSER Act) from House Communications Subcommittee Chairman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) that would "harmonize" the enforcement of online privacy by Inte

DHS Working with Google to Improve Screening Techniques at Airpots

The Department of Homeland Security is turning to data scientists to improve screening techniques at airports.