Online privacy

Don’t reverse Internet privacy safeguards

[Commentary] Right now, a bill is being rushed through the California state Legislature using the highly suspect “gut and amend” process.

Why Should Americans Care About Foreign Privacy?

[Commentary] Congress must decide by the end of 2017 whether to renew the National Security Agency’s power to engage in surveillance of communications that transit switches and servers inside the United States using a secret court order.

Using AI to identify protestors hiding behind hats or scarves is entirely possible

Artificial intelligence is giving rise to unprecedented capabilities for surveillance, from facial recognition at bridge crossings to the ability to identify thousands of people at once.

Feds Promised to Protect Dreamer Data. Now What?

When the Obama administration was designing Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), privacy was a chief concern for immigration advocates, who worried about having undocumented immigrants identify themselves to the government.

Former FCC Enforcement Bureau Chief LeBlanc Tapped as Privacy Shield Arbitrator

Travis LeBlanc, former Federal Communications Commission Enforcement Bureau chief under Democratic Chairman Tom Wheeler, has been tapped to help oversee compliance with the European Union-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework.

Democratic Reps Question How to Best Protect Data Breach Victims in Letter to GAO

After a data breach exposes sensitive information, agencies usually offer victims credit monitoring as a catch-all solution to prevent fraud. But a group of lawmakers isn't convinced that strategy always gets the job done.

Whatever your side, doxing is a perilous form of justice

The internet has always been a swamp of ambiguity, especially where doxing is concerned.

Rep Blackburn's view from Silicon Valley

House Communications Subcommittee Chairman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) has been critical of Silicon Valley's default position on network neutrality and its privacy practices.

Bots Are Scraping Your Data For Cash Amid Murky Laws And Ethics

Is the data you share publicly on social networking sites like an announcement in a public place, where speech and information gathering are protected under the First Amendment?

Hal Singer, a Title II opponent, explains why Ajit Pai’s plan won’t protect net neutrality

The Federal Communications Commission plan to repeal network neutrality rules depends partly on the argument that antitrust rules can protect consumers and websites from bad behavior by Internet service providers.