’Fourth Amendment Is Not For Sale Act’ Tackles Warrantless Surveillance

A proposed piece of legislation would tackle surveillance and the warrantless purchase of individual location data.

Coronavirus Relief Package Includes $7 Billion For Broadband

The upcoming coronavirus relief package Congress has been working on includes $7 billion for broadband at a time when it’s needed most.

IRS Under Investigation For Illegally Tracking Americans via Their Phones

The IRS is under investigation by the US Treasury’s Inspector General for purchasing smartphone data to illegally track Americans.

Companies Vow to Fight Warrantless Browser Data Access

Following the defeat of a Senate amendment that would have banned warrantless browser data access, a coalition of companies are taking the fight to the House.

FCC Announces Carrier Fines For Selling Customer Data

The FCC has officially unveiled its proposed fines for wireless carriers over selling customer data to third parties, with T-Mobile receiving the highest fines.

Avast Caught Selling Detailed Browsing History to Marketers

Another day, another company abusing customer privacy. A joint investigation by PCMag and Motherboard has discovered that antivirus maker Avast, who also owns AVG, has been selling extremely detailed information about customer browsing histories to marketers. The company division responsible…

FCC Finds Carriers Broke the Law by Selling Location Data

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has found that wireless carriers violated federal law in selling customer location data to third-parties. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has sent a letter to several lawmakers informing them of the results of the agency’s investigation.…

Troubles Mount For Clearview AI, Facial Recognition Firm

According to a report by The Verge, Clearview AI is facing challenges to both its credibility and the legality of the service it provides. On the heels of reports, originally covered by the New York Times, that Clearview AI has…

Senators Express Alarm Over FBI Secretly Demanding Data From Credit Agencies

Documents have come to light exposing the FBI’s practice of secretly demanding information about Americans from Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. According to a report by TechCrunch, the FBI has been using “legal powers — known as national security letters — to…

These Senators Are Not Happy With The NSA’s Collection Of Webcam Images

On Thursday, The Guardian reported that the NSA had given legitimacy to all the conspiracy theorists who cover up the webcams on their laptops with the reveal of Optic Nerve. The program, carried out by both the NSA and Britain’s…