Privacy

Snapchat User Information Revealed After Hack
Is leaking user information really the way to 'raise awareness' about a Snapchat vulnerability? Read more...
Glenn Greenwald: The NSA Can 'Literally Watch Every Keystroke You Make'
On Sunday, the German publication Der Spiegel revealed new details about secretive hacking—a secretive hacking unit inside the NSA called the Office of Tailored Access Operations, or TAO. Read more...
Data Brokers Sell Rape Victim Names For 7.9 Cents Each, Expert Tells Congress
A privacy advocate on Wednesday told Congress that she had discovered that it was common practice for data brokers to sell the names of rape victims and HIV patients for about 7.9 cents each. Read more...
CNN Anchor Pushes Rep. Blackburn To Defend Lies About Medical Privacy
Rep. Marsha Blackburn found herself getting some push back from CNN anchor Carol Costello when she attempted to lie about the healthcare.gov site violating medical privacy laws. Read more...
The agency, President Obama, and members of Congress have all said NSA spying programs have thwarted more than 50 terrorist plots. But there's no evidence the claim is true. Read more...

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There was a ruling today saying that a congressman’s right to privacy does not trump the public’s right to know about possible criminal behavior. Read more...
Oh, look! Another tool in the surveillance tool belt! Read more...
Michael Rigley created this beautiful animation, titled "Network," for his BFA design thesis project at the California College of Art. It's about personal data captured by cell phone providers and is quite relevant this week. Read more...
Is the digital age taking a toll on privacy? Read more...
Originally posted to ProPublica by Marian Wang: A few months after he buried his son, Francisco Reynoso began getting notices in the mail. Then the debt collectors came calling. "They would say, 'We don't care what happened with your Read more...