The sale and use of surveillance software is largely unregulated and unexamined, but Ron Deibert and his team at the Citizen Lab are working to change that through research into abuses.
Eight out of every 10 adults in the United States worry they cannot control how information about them is being used, found a new study from the Pew Research Center. A equal number of them don't think the rewards of personalized and customized services are worth it.
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence confirmed that the government has stopped collecting phone location data using Section 215 of the Patriot Act.
The move by Google and Mozilla to implement DNS over HTTPS in their browsers is drawing fire from ISPs, which rely on DNS visibility to gather user data.
A new privacy bill in the House of Representatives would create a new Digital Privacy Agency and punish companies for data misuse.