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Warrant for Location Tracking? DOJ Says No Need

The Justice Dept won't say how it's interpreting its constitutional privacy duties as it seeks broad powers.

By Nathaniel Turner
March 8, 2016

One of the FBI’s Major Claims in the iPhone Case Is Fraudulent

Does the FBI need to worry about the San Bernardino Shooter's iPhone self-erasing?

By Daniel Kahn Gillmor
March 7, 2016

Carriers Pushing Weak Arguments Against FCC Privacy Protection

Internet carriers are desperate to argue that the FCC should not apply the law as written.

By Jay Stanley
March 3, 2016

Internet Privacy May Be About to Get a Big Boost From FCC

We've long have rules that protect privacy of our phone calls. Our internet usage should be covered as well.

By Jay Stanley
February 29, 2016

Does the FBI Really Even Need Apple’s Help?

The iPhone has a code hidden in its chips. If the FBI could get that code they wouldn't need Apple's help.

By Daniel Kahn Gillmor, Jay Stanley
February 25, 2016

The Real Stakes of Apple’s Fight With the FBI

The order requiring Apple to hack into an iPhone could set a precedent undermining the security of all devices.

By Alex Abdo
February 18, 2016

Obama Order on Privacy A Small But Positive Step Toward Better Privacy Oversight

We remain far from what we need in the U.S.: independent privacy oversight. But Obama has taken a small positive step.

By Jay Stanley
February 9, 2016

Body Cameras Should Not Be Live-Streamed

Some would allow police to remotely activate and monitor police body cameras. This is a bad idea.

By Jay Stanley
January 29, 2016

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