Senate Democrats plan to grill the Supreme Court nominee on his involvement in the George W. Bush administration's counterterrorism policies, including the secret collection of Americans' personal data.
Now that we know we are surveilled 24/7 by the National Security Agency, Facebook, Google, hackers, the Russians, the Chinese and companies from which we've ordered swag on the internet, is there still any "right to be forgotten"?
As Google faced an internal employee revolt over its involvement in the Pentagon’s drone warfare program, WestExec—a firm headed by veterans of the Obama administration—stepped in to help. The case highlights the deep ties between the tech industry and government officials, says Yasha Levine.
In addition to capturing conversations, the retail giant's spy system could also track the length of lines at the checkout counter, how many items are scanned and the number of bags employees use.
As face-scanning technologies find new applications in store checkout lines, police body cameras and war zones, developers struggle to balance business opportunities with difficult moral decisions.
The agency says "technical irregularities" were found in customer data collected from telecommunications companies. Data security and privacy rights advocates say the move shows deep flaws in the program.
The Rahm Emanuel administration has continued the city's long, troubled history of snooping on groups exercising their First Amendment rights—and now state legislators want to let it use drones.
Robert Scheer talks with Nate Cardozo, the attorney for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, on the struggle to protect free expression, privacy and innovation in a hyperconnected world.
A partnership revealed in internal Cambridge Analytica documents highlights the connections between private intelligence firms and Western governments engaged in Middle East counterintelligence.
Documents obtained by the Grayzone Project show how the SCL company conducted a surveillance operation using psychological profiling, “strategic communications campaigns” and infiltration of foreign operatives into local communities.