Security, privacy, commerce, and code
The Fair Credit Reporting Act was intended to protect privacy, but its provisions have not kept pace with the radical changes wrought by the information age.
Law enforcement can access privately-collected location information about cars—and some low-income neighborhoods have faced extra scrutiny.
They were enormous, tech-savvy, and invasive in their methods—and they enlisted Abraham Lincoln into their ranks.
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.
From software that records your every keystroke, to GPS tracking, to ignition kill switches—lenders have more power over their customers than ever.
And a court just ruled in favor of the government, again.
The city is building the biggest and fastest free network in the country—but it could put low-income users' privacy at risk.
When money becomes information, it can inform on you.
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.
Getting cash or discounts for your personal data could give you more control over it—but may help turn privacy into a premium feature.
Silicon Valley’s sunny outlook on technology and opportunity ignores systematic inequalities.
Researchers bought 20 used smartphones in four cities, and recovered thousands of photos, texts, and emails.
Hackers are taking over devices and demanding ransoms to give them back. What happens when they get ahold of your house?
In Washington, D.C., city officials are considering the nation’s most publicly accessible police-body-cam policy.