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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...

Domestic drone arrest database being built by defense lawyers group

More drone arrests are coming to the United States, and a prominent group of defense lawyers wants ...

Spying on students: school-issued devices and student privacy

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Students and their families are backed into a corner. As students across the Unite...

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...

How much privacy must we give up for safety?

This is a story about the pleasant pat-downs from the TSA and the willing release of personal privac...