Well, you didn’t think surveillance had decreased, did you? The latest Google transparency report shows government demands for data in criminal investigations increased again, and that more countries are asking for it too.
Search warrants issued by American courts allow law enforcement agents to search a place. Until now, it is clear that such places could only be in the U.S.
Here we go again: another class action lawsuit against a big tech company accused of over-stepping privacy boundaries. This one says Facebook scans private messages in search of ad opportunities.
A lot of Americans might say they support NSA surveillance of their online activities, but many other people — including folks overseas — aren’t so thrilled. Can these laws withstand pressure from a tech lobby concerned about lost profits from fleeing users?
Google published its latest report about how often governments are asking for data about individuals. The growth of this type of surveillance means that Facebook should consider publishing a report of its own.
An alarming story about a Senate plan to let federal agencies read your email turns out to have been a false alarm. Unfortunately, fears over online privacy mean such stories travel quickly — and that we’re likely to see the media crying wolf in the future.