CBP’s trove of biometric data is catnip for bad actors.
Amazon and Google are happy to give users the option to pause tracking. Why can’t we stop it entirely?
Faced with the messy realities of entrenched privilege, the College Board is trying to find a quantitative solution.
Tech companies often fail to tell users how their data will be employed. Sometimes, the firms can’t even anticipate it themselves.
Tracking officers’ stress exposure and body-camera practices could help keep them from pulling the trigger.
Companies want to collect your data in public spaces. Saying no is getting harder.
Why Amazon workers sometimes listen in on users’ conversations with Alexa, and what it tells us about the technology that powers “smart” devices
The home-rental start-up says it’s cracking down on hosts who record guests. Is it doing enough?
How companies are using biofeedback to sell more products
Teaching AI to filter out banned content isn’t the solution advocates hoped for—or the one Silicon Valley promised.
In the hospital and at home, illness data can be lucrative.
The controversy around Google’s Nest home-security devices shows that consumers never really know what their personal technology is capable of.
Secretly watching users navigate an app can help companies fix bugs. But it can also be a tool to manipulate customers’ behavior.
Is it too late, too difficult, or too ironic to try to stop it from becoming a city of surveillance?
A new report—and some parents—calls for police to gain broader-than-ever access to students’ data.
Walgreens is exploring new tech that turns your purchases, your movements, even your gaze, into data.
For months, the FBI listened as Mexico’s infamous drug kingpin allegedly trafficked drugs and arranged assassinations. Here’s how.
Workers may not be replaced by robots anytime soon, but they’ll likely face shorter hours, lower pay, and stolen time.
It won’t be the poor.
In Toronto, Alphabet, Google’s parent company, hopes to create the sensor-filled metropolis of tomorrow.