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The Still Curious Case of Rentboy.com

Cody Lyon | Posted 09.15.2016 | New York
Cody Lyon

In September 2010 and March 2013, Easy Rent Systems Inc. -- Rentboy.com's registered name on public record -- applied to the United States Department of Homeland Security, Citizenship and Immigration Services for an H-1B non-immigrant working Visa on behalf of Soto Decker.

Surveillance and the Creative Mind

T.A. Ridout | Posted 10.26.2014 | Politics
T.A. Ridout

Recent U.S. history paints a clear picture of abuses by law enforcement and intelligence agencies, often with the approval of politicians. Despite paternalistic assurances that Americans have no reason to fear their own government, caution is warranted.

Can One of These Obsessions Get You Scammed?

Adam Levin | Posted 10.22.2014 | Technology
Adam Levin

We all have our areas of interest -- make that obsession -- and when something related to them crops up online, we can be instantly transformed into monster click machines. The problem here: Many of those clicks can either lead to your victimization or becoming an unwitting co-conspirator in cybercrime.

Privacy Is Completely And Utterly Dead, And We Killed It

Forbes | Jacob Morgan | Posted 08.20.2014 | World

Privacy. . .everyone keeps talking about it and apparently everyone is concerned with it, but going forward does it even matter? I recently watched th...

The Invisible World of Software Backdoors and Bounty Hunters

Pratap Chatterjee | Posted 04.08.2014 | Technology
Pratap Chatterjee

It's increasingly clear that the online world is, for both government surveillance types and corporate sellers, a new Wild West where anything goes. This is especially true when it comes to spying on you and gathering every imaginable version of your "data."

FBI Developed Surveillance Software To Track Suspects

The Washington Post | Posted 12.06.2013 | Politics

The man who called himself “Mo” had dark hair, a foreign accent and — if the pictures he e-mailed to federal investigators could be believed —...

Emily Swanson

Poll Shows What Data Americans Think The NSA Is Collecting

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 07.26.2013 | Politics

More Americans now worry more about anti-terrorism policies encroaching on civil liberties than not going far enough to protect the country, according...

Obama May Back FBI Plan To Wiretap Web Users

The New York Times | CHARLIE SAVAGE | Posted 05.07.2013 | Technology

The Obama administration, resolving years of internal debate, is on the verge of backing a Federal Bureau of Investigation plan for a sweeping overhau...

A Fourth Amendment for the 21st Century

Julian Sanchez | Posted 01.28.2013 | Technology
Julian Sanchez

The resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus has thrown a spotlight on the FBI's sweeping power to sift through the most intimate details of our digital lives -- often with little or no judicial supervision.

Government Sued Over Social Media Suveillance Tactics

ReadWriteWeb | Sarah Perez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Consumer watchdog group, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, has initiated a lawsuit against multiple U.S. government agencies for failure to disclose...