China's Dystopian Tech Could Be Contagious

The PRC’s “social credit” scheme might have consequences for life in cities everywhere.

Lawmakers Want to Curb Big Tech's Influence on Kids

Those smartphone addictions are not a joking matter, according to a trio of lawmakers.

China's Surveillance State Should Scare Everyone

The country is perfecting a vast network of digital espionage as a means of social control—with implications for democracies worldwide.

Rosenstein's ‘Responsible Encryption’ Proposal is Nonsensical, Privacy Expert Says

Companies could build backdoor access into products, but it leaves users vulnerable.

How to Stay Cyber Secure at the Winter Olympics

Don't get hacked while watching the curling competition.

DHS Beats Government Privacy Average

The department hasn’t vetted all its systems for privacy, though.

Pentagon Reviewing Electronic Device Policy

The Defense Department review goes beyond whether to allow staff to bring phones into the Pentagon.

Ahead of Tougher EU Data Laws, Facebook Is Sharing Its Privacy Philosophy

Facebook also said that it will introduce a “privacy center,” a one-stop-shop within the platform for adjusting privacy settings.

Privacy Shouldn’t Be the Price of Progress. Here’s How to Keep Your Data Safe

Our secrets used to be our own. Now they’re owned by the platforms and the databases where we store them.

At Amazon's New Checkout-Free Store, Shopping Feels Like Shoplifting

Customers can walk in, grab what they want, and walk out—all while being monitored by a sophisticated system of cameras.

If You’re Using an Android Phone, Google May Be Tracking Every Move You Make

Biking? Google probably knows you are. Up a mountain? It probably knows that, too.

Edward Snowden Is Campaigning Against the World’s Largest Biometric ID Program

Aadhaar, India’s 12-digit unique identification number program that has been under fire for its security and privacy systems.

Smart Cars Collect a Lot of Data. FTC Wants to Know How It's Used.

While some types of information may make drivers safer, others are more geared toward selling ads.