A.I. helpers like Alexa and Siri are useful, but they’re not smart enough to keep your questions private—at least not yet.
Since at least 2008, spies have used technology to try to infiltrate campaigns.
Last week, I wrote about a new Brookings report on sextortion, an increasingly common form of blackmail that the authors…
During exam seasons or political revolutions, government-ordered blackouts raise human-rights concerns.
Corporations, data brokers, and even criminals might buy failed companies just for their users’ personal information.
Thousands of victims have been blackmailed into performing sexual acts online, but the law doesn’t treat their tormentors equally.
The first-ever ransomware attack was delivered on a floppy disk.
Nearly three in four people consider them a major threat to the U.S.
Seattle’s diverse Iranian American community has integrated into the city while maintaining its cultural identity.
A social-networking site is helping Seattle’s cops dive deeper into the communities they serve—but the platform can stoke neighborhood paranoia and social stigma.
But they can’t make you cough up your passcode.
The group’s cyberwarriors are underfunded and poorly organized, but a recent shakeup could signal a change.
The agency’s list is growing as foreign hackers continue to attack the U.S.
Law enforcement can access privately-collected location information about cars—and some low-income neighborhoods have faced extra scrutiny.
New software will help low-income people and communities of color to record their experiences with law enforcement—in order to create a crowdsourced map of their behavior.
The city is building the biggest and fastest free network in the country—but it could put low-income users' privacy at risk.
Surveillance and public-benefits programs gather large amounts of information on low-income people, feeding opaque algorithms that can trap them in poverty.
New research shows that social-media users who said they have “nothing to hide” from the government often avoid posting controversial opinions on Facebook.
March Madness is old news, guys. It’s April now, and you know what April 1 brings? Madness. Absolute madness. And…
Getting cash or discounts for your personal data could give you more control over it—but may help turn privacy into a premium feature.