California’s statewide CalGang database, which includes more than 150,000 people, has come under fire for its secrecy, which can ensnare innocent peop
A man in Texas recently uncovered an online breach of millions of bits of personal information for registered U.S. voters. The data appeared to stem from evangelical Christian activists’ political outreach efforts. But who had leaked it or hacked it – and why?
Facebook’s new “Reactions” – a thumbs-up, a heart and four faces with expressions ranging from mirth to shock, sadness and anger – are intended to hel
The New York Police Department has used controversial cellphone tracking technology over a thousand times since 2008 and appears to have farmed out the devices to law enforcement agencies up and down the East Coast.
Oakland, California’s City Council approved the formation of the Permanent Privacy Advisory Committee to develop policies for surveillance equipment use by city agencies.
American law enforcement officials argue the Paris attacks show need for “backdoors” that enable government surveillance in computing devices and software despite a drop in requests for wiretaps on encrypted communications.
Google outperformed several other tech giants in Silicon Valley on digital freedom of expression and Internet privacy, including competitors Twitter and Facebook, according to a newly released index of corporate responsibility from the research consortium Ranking Digital Rights.
It’s been a breakout year for the so-called “Internet of Things,” in which everyday consumer products can now be connected to the Web, from doorbells and refrigerators to air conditioners and cars – making every aspect of our lives increasingly vulnerable to hackers. Perhaps the most frightening vulnerability to emerge is the cyber threat posed to life-saving medical devices.
Between 2013 and 2014, one Riverside County judge, the former chief narcotics prosecutor, approved almost a thousand wiretaps requested by federal, state and local law enforcement.
Tim Clemans was featured in a recent Reveal story about the challenges confronting law enforcement agencies as they rolled out body camera programs.