Peter Van Buren: Shredding the Fourth Amendment in Post-Constitutional AmericaJune 2014
Four ways that the Fourth Amendment no longer applies.
Justin Elliott: Presidential Panel Tells NSA to Stop Undermining EncryptionDecember 2013
The government agency comes under fire for its attempts to undercut the protection of privacy.
Christopher Calabrese and Matthew Harwood: Destroying the Right to Be Left AloneSeptember 2013
The NSA isn’t the only government agency exploiting technology to make privacy obsolete.
Jannis Brühl: Why NSA Snooping Is Bigger Deal in GermanyAugust 2013
Understanding why the NSA spying programs are such a hot-button issue in the current German pre-election season.
Rajkamal Kahlon: A Time for Breaking LawsJuly 2013
An intervew with the Jameel Jaffer, the Director of the ACLU's Center for Democracy, about surveillance, privacy, and the importance of "meta data."
Rebecca Solnit: Prometheus Among the CannibalsJuly 2013
A letter to Edward Snowden
Lois Beckett: Everything We Know About What Data Brokers Know About YouMarch 2013
Companies sell information related to life events—like pregnancies and divorces—social media profiles, and in some cases even health “interests.”
Lois Beckett: In Minnesota, Democractic Grandmas Gather Data About Their NeighborsJanuary 2013
Campaign volunteers feed information into ever-expanding voter databases.
Avi Kramer: The Fine PrintNovember 2012
To get Internet access in my apartment I had to give up my legal rights.
You probably did too.
Announcing $22.5 Million Fine, FTC Says It Investigated Google’s Internet Tracking Early OnAugust 2012
Senior FTC official said it was looking into the Google privacy issue before any articles were published about the case.