The Facebook login screen. (Flickr / Spencer E Holtaway)
26 Oct 2015

Facebook Secretly Lobbying To Pass CISA

Though Facebook claims publicly to oppose the privacy invading bill, the massive social networking site is working behind the scenes to get CISA passed.

A protest sign, designed to look like a laptop, reads "Stop Mass Incarceration" at a rally in Washington, D.C. on October 26, 2013. (Flickr / Susan Mekisethian)
24 Sep 2015

‘Snowden Treaty’ Under Review By Multiple Countries

A draft of the “Snowden Treaty,” which would expand international legal obligations to protect privacy and whistleblowers, is under review by multiple countries. The “International Treaty on the Right to Privacy, Protection Against Improper Surveillance and Protection of Whistleblowers” — is spearheaded by activist David Miranda and Avaaz campaign director Dalia Hasad.

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Wood speaks at an event supporting his re-election on June 16, 2007. (Wikimedia Commons / Natalie Maynor)
05 Aug 2015

ACLU Demands Mississippi Stop Invading Privacy Of Millions Of Google Users

On Monday, the ACLU asked an attorney general to “back off” and stop invading the privacy of Internet users to infringe on free speech or serve the agenda of big corporations and their lawyers. Google already sued Attorney General Jim Hood over the massive, invasive subpoena.

A close up of a hand operating a smartphone's touch screen. (Flickr /
03 Aug 2015

Can Websites Track You Using Your Phone’s Battery Life?

W3C’s specification explicitly frees sites from needing to ask user permission to discover they remaining battery life, arguing that “the information disclosed has minimal impact on privacy or fingerprinting, and therefore is exposed without permission grants”. But in a new paper from four French and Belgian security researchers, that assertion is questioned.