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Spying on students: school-issued devices and student privacy

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Students and their families are backed into a corner. As students across the United States are handed school-issued laptops and signed up for educational cloud services, the way the educational system treats the privacy of students is undergo...

What is Privacy anyway?

What does privacy really mean? Privacy is a fundamental right, essential to autonomy and the protection of human dignity, serving as the foundation upon which many other human rights are built. Privacy enables us to create barriers and manage boundaries to pro...

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...

Issues of Privacy in The Digital World

The modern world has immensely gifted with the modern technology, the digital world is the best crea...

Google is secretly recording you through your smart phone

Of course you knew that Google has been recording you without your knowledge, but do you know how to...

How to go ‘Incognito’ on your web browser, and what it means

Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera… these are just some of the web browsers ava...