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Border Agents are searching travelers’ phones and it’s getting worse

The Customs and Border Protection agency searched a record number of cellphones and other devices at U.S. points of entry last year, the government said Friday, as more travelers carried phones and as the administration stepped up it hunt for national-security...

Which Tech Companies Protect Your Data From the Government?

When you use the Internet, you entrust your conversations, thoughts, experiences, locations, photos, and more to companies like Google, AT&T and Facebook. But what do these companies do when the government demands your private information? Do they stand wi...

At the intersection of healthcare prevention and privacy

Doctors at Brigham and Women’s Hospital are offering new parents a landmark genetic scan that scre...

This is how companies track you and learn your secrets

Target’s Marketing department asked it’s newest hire in 2012, a statistician, “If we w...

The secret language teens are using to sext and parents have no clue

Thirty-nine percent of teenagers have sent or posted sexually suggestive messages, according to a su...

What is Privacy anyway?

What does privacy really mean? Privacy is a fundamental right, essential to autonomy and the protect...

If the FBI has your biometrics, it doesn’t have to tell you

A new rule will prevent millions of people from finding out if their fingerprints, iris scans and ot...

Student privacy tips for teachers

The new school year starts next week for most schools across the country. As part of the first line...

Google’s new program to track shoppers sparks a federal privacy complaint

A prominent privacy rights watchdog is asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate a new Goog...

Keeping yourself safe on hotel WiFi networks

No matter what specific type of threat you’re concerned about when it comes to hotel WiFi security...