What the Attention Economy Does to Workers—and How It Drives America Insane
Two new books argue that the attention economy is unsustainable—for people, and for the planet.
A Movement for Personal Data Protection From Tech Giants Rises in China
New developments in the private sector provide a striking contrast from China's perceived status as a surveillance state—even as the government continues to monitor its citizens.
Parkland Exposed Major Flaws in the FBI's Tip Line. Its Proposed Fix May Present New Problems.
An ignored tip about the potential dangers of the Parkland gunman led the FBI to change its call-center practices, which may have political implications for minority and immigrant communities.
Democrats' Border Wall Solution Is Raising Privacy and Profiling Concerns
House Democrats are offering $1.6 billion to implement new surveillance technologies at the border and add more border-patrol officers. Human rights groups are concerned.
Global Scrutiny of Huawei Increases Amid Privacy and National Security Concerns
The company's close ties to the Chinese government, accusations of intellectual property theft, and technological vulnerabilities has thrown its future into doubt.
California Rights Groups Are Demanding Answers About a New, DHS-Backed Surveillance Program
Months after Los Angeles denied federal funding to surveil its communities, the California government is poised to pay non-profits to do the same.
How to Keep the Internet of Things From Killing Us All
Author Bruce Schneier warns about the coming hyper-networked world where all your devices are talking to each other.
The Supreme Court Wrestles With Americans' Right to Privacy in the Digital Age
A recent decision by the Court is a win for Fourth Amendment advocates, but there are still many avenues for law enforcement to track Americans without a warrant online.
Los Angeles Is About to Vote Over Whether to Surveil Muslim Americans
The Trump administration has directed funds originally intended to counter radicalization—including white nationalist violence—toward the targeted surveillance of Muslim communities.
Amazon Markets Surveillance Technology to Law Enforcement
Amazon, one of many tech companies that have called for reform of government surveillance, is selling facial recognition services to cops.
Americans Should Be Concerned About China's Latest Privacy Violation
China is reportedly importing technology from a company headquartered in the U.S. to surveil supposed subversives in Xinjiang.
'Soft Target': How Should Las Vegas Address Its Profound Safety Concerns?
After the attack on Sunday night, decision-makers on the Strip will need to consider what new policies they must implement to keep visitors safe.
Feds Wiretapped Trump's Former Campaign Chairman
Investigators obtained a secret court order under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to surveil Paul Manafort in 2016 as part of the FBI's investigation into alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russian officials.
The 'Internet of Restaurants' Is Coming for Your Info
At the National Restaurant Association, many of the hot technology companies are selling surveillance, not supper.
Where's the Evidence That Mass Surveillance Actually Works?
Officials are again pointing to the need for mass surveillance to take down terrorists. Here’s what we know about how well it works.
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.