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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

Staying Safe When You Say #MeToo

These days, women who speak out need to worry about online harassment, too. Here are some digital defense tips that can help.

By Leigh Honeywell
February 12, 2018

Does a US Warrant Extend to Data Held Abroad?

The government demanded Microsoft turn over emails stored in Ireland. Microsoft balked. The Supreme Court will soon weigh in.

By Jennifer Stisa Granick
January 24, 2018

NYPD Union’s Lawsuit Could Reverse-Engineer Body Cameras Into Surveillance Tools

The union wants to ensure the public can’t see an officer’s body cam footage without the officer’s consent.

By Michael Sisitzky
January 19, 2018

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