Tag: privacy

Charles Ornstein: Health Gadgets and Apps Outpace Privacy Protections, Report Finds

July 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 Brains

March 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 Watchman

February 2016

The personal and the political converge at Laura Poitras' new exhibit.

Charles Ornstein: When a Patient’s Death is Broadcast Without Permission

January 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 Interest

December 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 Rules

September 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 America

June 2014

Four ways that the Fourth Amendment no longer applies.

Justin Elliott: Presidential Panel Tells NSA to Stop Undermining Encryption

December 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 Alone

September 2013

The NSA isn’t the only government agency exploiting technology to make privacy obsolete.

Jannis Brühl: Why NSA Snooping Is Bigger Deal in Germany

August 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 Laws

July 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 Cannibals

July 2013

A letter to Edward Snowden

Lois Beckett: Everything We Know About What Data Brokers Know About You

March 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 Neighbors

January 2013

Campaign volunteers feed information into ever-expanding voter databases.

Avi Kramer: The Fine Print

November 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 On

August 2012

Senior FTC official said it was looking into the Google privacy issue before any articles were published about the case.