California Is Investigating Racial Discrimination in Auto Insurance Premiums
The state's insurance department is following up on our findings that eight auto insurers charge more in minority neighborhoods than in other neighborhoods with similar risk.
Verizon Pays $1.35 Million to Settle Privacy Charges
The settlement is the latest sign that the FCC is stepping up privacy enforcement actions.
Your Television May Be Watching You More Than You Watch It
Vizio, one of the most popular brands on the market, is offering advertisers “highly specific viewing behavior data on a massive scale.”
The First Library to Support Anonymous Internet Browsing Has Turned Off Tor
A library in a small New Hampshire town started to help Internet users around the world surf anonymously using Tor. Until the Department of Homeland Security raised a red flag.
A Beginner's Guide to Protecting Your Communications From Prying Eyes
In an age of ubiquitous surveillance, there are still some things you can do to keep your communications private—and not all of it is high-tech.
The World's Email Encryption Software Relies on One Guy
Werner Koch’s code powers the email encryption programs around the world.
A Quick Guide to Encrypting the Data You Store and Transmit
Here are some techniques that anybody can use to protect their privacy online.
U.S. Needs to Stop Running Internet Security Like a Wikipedia Project
One lesson of the Heartbleed bug is that our government is paying to undermine Internet security, not to fix it.