The home-rental start-up says it’s cracking down on hosts who record guests. Is it doing enough?
For many reasons, parents and teachers may fail to intervene when they spot LGBTQ teens in trouble. Can Google help?
ICE agents have used facial-recognition technology on state driver’s-license photos, turning a public database into a de facto criminal database.
Entrapment schemes targeting gay men continue across the country, but the Stonewall resistance changed their meaning.
Everyone seems to have found common ground on the emerging technology. That’s exactly what its makers want.
Students were recorded for research—and then became part of a data set that lives forever online, potentially accessible to anyone.
People are far more comfortable with surveillance when they think they’re the only ones watching.
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
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.