Charles Ornstein: Health Gadgets and Apps Outpace Privacy Protections, Report FindsJuly 2016
In 2009, Congress asked for recommendations on what to do about information that falls outside the privacy law known as HIPAA. Today, health officials released their report, but offered no suggestions.
Distant BrainsMarch 2016
Future of Language: Scientists are experimenting with ways for people to communicate using only their minds. But at what cost?
Chase Quinn: Watching the WatchmanFebruary 2016
The personal and the political converge at Laura Poitras' new exhibit.
Charles Ornstein: When a Patient’s Death is Broadcast Without PermissionJanuary 2015
The ABC television show NY Med filmed Mark Chanko’s final moments without the approval of his family."
David Morris: Alaska Balances Privacy Rights and Public InterestDecember 2014
Smart policies on marijuana, alcohol and drugs should be model for US Supreme Court.
Julia Angwin and Robert Faturechi: Stanford Takes Google’s Money, Plays by Its RulesSeptember 2014
Stanford’s Center for Internet and Society has long received funding from Google, but a filing shows the university recently pledged to only use the money for non-privacy research.
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.