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Ruling Is a Warning to Companies Collecting Biometric Scans Without Permission

In a win for privacy rights, the Illinois Supreme Court allowed a lawsuit to continue against a company that scanned a 14-year-old’s thumbprint.

By Nathan Freed Wessler
February 8, 2019

Spies Want to Make the FaceTime Eavesdropping Bug Into a Feature

The newly revealed flaw meant that FaceTime users could be unknowingly transmitting audio and video. GCHQ wants to do even more.

By Daniel Kahn Gillmor
January 31, 2019

Amazon, Google, and Microsoft Are at Odds on the Dangers of Face Recognition. One of Them Is on the Right Path.

There’s a clear rift among the tech giants over how to protect Americans from unchecked face surveillance.

By Nicole Ozer
January 25, 2019

Martin Luther King Jr. Offers a Lesson on Why We Should Be Worried About Amazon and the FBI

Imagine if the FBI’s surveillance of the civil rights leader had used today’s technology.

By Kade Crockford
January 23, 2019

The FBI ‘Can Neither Confirm nor Deny’ That It Monitors Your Social Media Posts

We’re suing the FBI and other agencies to learn how they collect and analyze people’s posts on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites.

By Hugh Handeyside, Matt Cagle
January 17, 2019

We’re Suing the Government to Learn Its Rules for When It Hacks Into People’s Devices

Federal law enforcement is deploying powerful computer hacking tools to conduct domestic criminal and immigration investigations.

By Alex Betschen, Student Attorney, University of Buffalo School of Law Civil Liberties & Transparency Clinic
December 21, 2018

Does Your Shiny New Gadget Come With Privacy Pitfalls?

Here’s what to keep in mind if you’re getting new electronics.

By Jay Stanley, Josh Bell
December 20, 2018

The Problem With Using Face Recognition on Fans at a Taylor Swift Concert

The use of face recognition by companies raises a host of concerns about privacy and unfair watchlisting.

By Jay Stanley
December 14, 2018

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