By Patrick G. Lee / ProPublicaMar 15, 2017
Recent detentions of travelers to the United States—and seizure of their phones and other work-related material—have sparked alarm. Dig deeper ( 10 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigJun 1, 2016
Judges ruled that police and federal authorities are free to seek the location data of cellphone users from telecommunications companies without obtaining a search warrant. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigMay 27, 2016
The Apple and Samsung supplier played down the job-loss aspect of the story by making it sound as though employees had been liberated to do less menial work. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Thor Benson / TruthdigNov 12, 2015
The secrecy surrounding police use of these "anti-terrorism" devices in ordinary criminal investigations is a big and growing problem, ACLU experts say, one that puts some defendants at an unfair and illegal disadvantage. Dig deeper ( 4 Min. Read )
Kasia Anderson / TruthdigMay 14, 2015
The House of Representatives on Wednesday gave Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a big reason to crank up his hustle if he wants to hang on to the part of the Patriot Act that allows for the bulk collection of Americans' phone records. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigMay 7, 2015
Cuts to American education, combined with other factors, have made it no longer accurate to call higher education public; a court has ruled that the data on your cellphone is actually the property of your carrier; meanwhile, Chelsea Manning makes a case for "increasing freedom of information and transparency" in the U.S. These items and more inside. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Kasia Anderson / TruthdigMar 2, 2015
One of the many uncomfortable realities that we all are increasingly obliged to accept, at least on a practical level, is that the many gadgets that power our personal and professional lives can't ever be fully shielded from prying eyes. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
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