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Europeans Teach Us a Lesson About Banning Teens From Social Media

Diana Graber | Posted 12.21.2015 | Parents
Diana Graber

European lawmakers tried to shove the genie back in its bottle last week by banning kids under 16 from using Internet services that collect personal d...

Court Deals Final Blow To State's Harsh Eavesdropping Law

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois' Supreme Court declared one of the nation's toughest eavesdropping laws unconstitutional, saying Thursday that the law was s...

Anna Almendrala

Smile, You're On Candid Camera | Anna Almendrala | Posted 09.26.2013 | Los Angeles

One of the largest law enforcement departments in the United States wants to give body-worn cameras to all of its officers, but the specter of constan...

Surprising Breadcrumbs in the 'Catch Me If You Can' Edward Snowden Saga

Wendy N. Powell | Posted 08.25.2013 | Politics
Wendy N. Powell

Amongst countless Americans, my personal jury has been out concerning the NSA leaker saga, wondering if Snowden is friend to the American people or fo...

Thanks, But No Thanks, Edward Snowden

Estelle Nagel | Posted 08.10.2013 | Technology
Estelle Nagel

The truth is that we are hypocritical about privacy. We sign up for sites where we can share too much publically, and then balk because someone might have seen it.

Google's Spymasters Are Now Worried About Your Secrets

Robert Scheer | Posted 06.29.2013 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Dictators, mired in more technologically primitive societies, didn't develop the fearsome new implements of control of the National Security State. Google and other leaders in this field of massively mined and shared information did.

Bad News For (The) Steven Tyler (Act)

AP | ANITA HOFSCHNEIDER | Posted 05.21.2013 | Entertainment

HONOLULU — The future is looking bleak for a celebrity privacy bill in Hawaii known as the Steven Tyler Act. The proposal pushed by the Aerosmi...

Experts Send Urgent Message On Drones To Senate

AP | By JOAN LOWY | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Privacy laws urgently need to be updated to protect the public from information-gathering by the thousands of civilian drones expe...

Cybergeddon or Cybersanity? Identity Theft in 2013

Adam Levin | Posted 02.25.2013 | Technology
Adam Levin

In the coming weeks, as we've seen every year for the past six, there will be endless reports detailing the digital dangers and identity threats lurking in every corner of our highly networked universe. But to what end?

When Your Identity Is Tossed Out the Window... Literally

Adam Levin | Posted 01.30.2013 | Technology
Adam Levin

From identity theft to cyber-warfare, our inability to weigh risks in a rational way is costing us big time --- and may ultimately be our undoing.

Verizon Stirs Up Privacy Controversy

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.17.2012 | Technology

A new initiative from Verizon is raising questions about the telecom giant's commitment to protecting the privacy of its customers. The company's n...

Gerry Smith

Rights Group Says Privacy Law Needs An Update | Gerry Smith | Posted 07.31.2012 | Technology

A federal law passed nearly 40 years ago to control how the government collects information on Americans contains "major loopholes" that infringe on c...

WATCH: Fascinating TED Talk Takes On Creepy Big Brother Snooping

The Huffington Post | Britney Fitzgerald | Posted 07.25.2012 | Technology

"What does data retention mean?" German Green Party politician Malte Spitz asked audience members attending a TED talk in June this basic question...

Darkness Shrouds Arson in L.A., Killings in Tucson

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics
Robert David Jaffee

I wonder why it is that we would "like" to associate violent crime with mental illness. Is it because we do not want to face the possibility that any "normal" person is capable of a heinous act?

Teen's Livejournal Post Sparks Supreme Court Drama | Posted 01.02.2012 | Home

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal involving a Connecticut high school student's use of the word "d-bags" (but spelled out) on her pers...

Google Mapped Much More Than Addresses, Canada Finds

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

OTTAWA, Ontario — Canada's privacy commissioner said Tuesday Google broke Canadian privacy laws when it accidentally collected personal informat...

School Webcam Spying Probe Prompts Lower Merion To Place Two On Paid Leave

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

PHILADELPHIA — Two information-technology workers at a suburban Philadelphia school district that secretly activated webcams on students' school...

Search-Engine Keywords Violate Privacy Laws, Suit Claims

AP | DINESH RAMDE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

MILWAUKEE — A lawsuit in Wisconsin is bringing a fresh challenge to the practice of paying for keywords on Google and other search engines to bo...