Several recent reports of abuse of user data by Uber are renewing calls to tighten regulations on apps that have access to users’ locations and other sensitive information.
Count the Department of Homeland Security as yet another government agency that has trouble keeping track of important documents.
Can’t think of any original Christmas gifts this year? A weed-laced mini-pumpkin pie might do the trick.
A Russia-based website has hacked into thousands of webcams and baby monitors across the world, and displays their feeds to anyone who wants to watch.
Some Utah lawmakers want to leave the NSA high and dry—by cutting off their water supply.
A Washington state museum is pulling World War II rifles from a display in order to comply with new background-check legislation for gun permits.
A lawmaker who oversees privacy issues in the U.S. Senate is pushing ride-sharing titan Uber for answers about its handling of customer data.
The Department of Justice plans to prioritize its long-standing need to reduce the federal prison population, according to a recent department memo. Federal prisons are currently at 33 percent overcapacity, which is considered a security concern.
American taxpayers have spent over $1 million paying Environmental Protection Agency employees to do nothing. And we don’t mean just being unproductive. Quite literally nothing, as they enjoy paid administrative leave for months and sometimes even years. A report released by the Office of Inspector General Wednesday found that eight EPA employees garnered 20,926 hours of paid administrative […]
The Rev. Jesse Jackson is lobbying the Federal Communications Commission to ignore Obama’s advice on how to implement net neutrality.
Despite prisons so overcrowded that the state faces a Supreme Court order to reduce its prison population, lawyers for California’s attorney general want to keep nonviolent offenders behind bars.
Twitter announced the remarkable achievement of indexing half a trillion tweets Tuesday.
BUZZFEED — A senior executive at Uber suggested that the company should consider hiring a team of opposition researchers to dig up dirt on its critics in the media — and specifically to spread details of the personal life of a female journalist who has criticized the company.
Outgoing attorney general Eric Holder sat down with Bill Keller and Tim Golden of the Marshall Project for an interview that spanned a range of topics, including prison reform, marijuana, and the death penalty—and included some praise for Harry Reid’s favorite punching-bag along the way.
We’ve achieved a full orbit in “We need to shut up, Pt. 2.”
The Senate is expected to vote today on a bill to reform the NSA, leaving supporters and detractors scrambling to make their final case to legislators.
Some cops aren’t just profiting from civil asset forfeiture—they’re counting on it.
The upcoming weeks could be pivotal for privacy advocates fighting for reforms on the Hill, with two crucial bills nearing Senate votes.
In the “post-Snowden era”, few Americans believe they have any privacy left.
Over a week after video surfaced of Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber alleging that the Affordable Care Act passed thanks to “lack of transparency” and the “stupidity of the American voter,” President Obama is finally answering questions about the comments.