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The US Emergency Alert System Has Dangerous Flaws

Cryptocurrency tracing has become a key tool for police investigating everything from fraud and ransomware to child abuse. But its accuracy may soon...

All the Data Amazon’s Ring Cameras Collect About You

Jolynn Dellinger, a senior lecturing fellow focusing on privacy and ethics at Duke University’s school of law, says recording audio when someone is...

Interstate Travel Post-Roe Isn’t as Secure as You May Think

Now that Congress has failed to pass a bill that would guarantee a right to travel across state lines to obtain an abortion,...

Russia Is Quietly Ramping Up Its Internet Censorship Machine

Finally, Shakirov says, there is the “restriction of access to information”—blocking websites. The legal ability to block websites was implemented through the adoption...

How to Safely Lend Someone Else Your Phone

From the nephew who wants to play games for a few minutes, to the friend who wants to see your vacation snaps, to...

Congress Might Pass an Actually Good Privacy Bill

Under the new version of the ADPPA, Butler says, some forms of targeting would remain common, particularly targeting based on first-party data. If...

The DHS Bought a ‘Shocking Amount’ of Phone-Tracking Data

For years, people have wondered not if, but how much, the Department of Homeland Security accesses mobile location data to monitor US citizens....

The Most Popular Period-Tracking Apps, Ranked by Data Privacy

This not only shifts the burden of risk assessment to individual users, but also makes evaluating the privacy and security of apps difficult...

Amazon Handed Ring Videos to Cops Without Warrants

The websites you visit can reveal (almost) everything about you. If you are looking up health information, reading about trade unions, or researching...

A New Attack Can Unmask Anonymous Users on Any Major Browser

How this de-anonymization attack works is difficult to explain but relatively easy to grasp once you have the gist. Someone carrying out the...

A Privacy Panic Flares Up in India After Police Pull Payment Data from Razorpay

Prasanto K. Roy, a public policy consultant from New Delhi, is worried. In 2017 he began sending regular donations to the Indian fact-checking...

The Danger of License Plate Readers in Post-Roe America

“It’s a huge problem that people are sharing data without really being deliberate about who they’re sharing it with and why,” says Dave...

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