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Should You Buy a Ring Doorbell Camera?

Consumers should use the power of surveillance responsibly — and beware that the tool doesn’t get turned on them and end up empowering somebody else.

By Jay Stanley
September 10, 2019

TSA Testing Face Recognition at Security Entrances, Opening Door to Massive Expansion of the Technology

When a robot says “Papers Please!”

By Jay Stanley
August 27, 2019

Why Don’t We Have More Privacy When We Use A Credit Card?

Weak privacy laws expose our personal information when we use a credit card.

By Jay Stanley
August 13, 2019

Say No to the “Cashless Future” — and to Cashless Stores

Going cash-free can be convenient but at what cost?

By Jay Stanley
August 12, 2019

A Federal Court Sounds the Alarm on the Privacy Harms of Face Recognition Technology

The court ruled that a lawsuit alleging that Facebook is violating Illinois’ biometric privacy law can proceed.

By Nathan Freed Wessler
August 9, 2019

The 'Ghost User' Ploy to Break Encryption Won't Work

Security expert Jon Callas breaks down the fatal flaws of a recent proposal to add a secret user — the government — to our encrypted conversations.

By Jon Callas
July 23, 2019

When You Have Data, They Will Come

Security expert Jon Callas breaks down the fatal flaws of a recent proposal to add a secret user — the government — to our encrypted conversations.

By Jon Callas
July 23, 2019

Adding a Ghost User to Our Encrypted Communications Is No 'Crocodile Chip'

Security expert Jon Callas breaks down the fatal flaws of a recent proposal to add a secret user — the government — to our encrypted conversations.

By Jon Callas
July 23, 2019

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