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Public Broadband Can Help Protect the Open Internet and Close the Digital Divide

Hundreds of communities across the nation are finding that creating public internet service brings many benefits.

By Jay Stanley
March 30, 2018

Are Stores You Shop at Secretly Using Face Recognition on You?

We asked some of America’s biggest retailers and, with a few exceptions, they refused to tell us.

By Jenna Bitar, Jay Stanley
March 26, 2018

After the Facebook Privacy Debacle, It’s Time for Clear Steps to Protect Users

Action from Facebook is long overdue if the company is serious about protecting its users’ data.

By Nicole Ozer, Chris Conley
March 23, 2018

Proposed CLOUD Act Would Let Bad Foreign Governments Demand Data From US Companies Without Checks and Balances

We cannot afford to weaken our commitment to human rights.

By Neema Singh Guliani, Naureen Shah
March 19, 2018

New Orleans Program Offers Lessons In Pitfalls Of Predictive Policing

Should police gather stats from a variety of sources and use algorithms to try to predict who future violent criminals?

By Jay Stanley
March 15, 2018

TSA Tests See-Through Scanners on Public in New York’s Penn Station

Questions abound about this new technology, including how effective it is.

By Rashida Richardson, Jay Stanley
March 2, 2018

Detroit Police Are Playing ‘Big Brother’ at Local Businesses

The city’s Project Green Light surveillance program is an expanding threat to people’s privacy.

By Eric C. Williams
March 1, 2018

A California City Fights Off ICE’s Digital Deportation Machine

ICE now has access to billions of location records, which it can use to go after immigrants. Alameda refuses to take part.

By Matt Cagle
February 13, 2018

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