Imagine if, during the Jim Crow era, a newspaper offered advertisers the option of placing ads only in copies that went to white readers.
An online ad company called Turn is using tracking cookies that come back to life after Verizon users have deleted them. Turn’s services are used by everyone from Google to Facebook.
Negative press coverage has forced the wireless carrier to reconsider selling customer data to advertisers.
Last week, German journalists revealed that the National Security Agency has a program to collect information about people who use privacy-protecting services, including popular anonymizing software called Tor.
Ever since Edward Snowden revealed the inner secrets of the NSA, he has been urging Americans to use encryption to protect themselves from rampant spying.
This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Sen Dianne Feinstein picks a fight with the CIA on spying and torture, Fukushima turns 3, how to protect yourself from private and government surveillance, and the handful of American families who have all the powercom/avbooth/category/truthdig_radio/" title="Truthdig Radio">Truthdig Radio: Sen.
The East German secret police, known as the Stasi, were an infamously intrusive secret police force. They amassed dossiers on about one quarter of the population of the country during the Communist regime.
By Julia Angwin, ProPublicaIn the course of writing my book, Dragnet Nation, I tried various strategies to protect my privacy. In this series of blog...