Archive: Privacy

From the Russia Investigation to FBI Mass Surveillance, Government Snooping Is Out of Control
The best way to curb government malfeasance is by limiting the scope of warrants and surveillance in the first place.
Ross Marchand | January 3, 2020
An International Agency Could Erode American Liberties on U.S. Taxpayers’ Dime
Attorney-client privilege is a cornerstone of Western law and is worth preserving.
Ross Marchand | December 6, 2019
A Smartphone Privacy Starter-Kit
Practical tips for protecting the personal information on your phone.
Admin | November 28, 2019
Civil Libertarians Worry that Facial Recognition Tech Is Inaccurate, but Fears May Worsen After It’s Perfected
When a government can flawlessly track individuals, the state becomes efficient at singling out its opponents.
Jonathan Hofer | November 23, 2019
Cities Should Look At Los Angeles’ History of Big Data Policing and Avoid Its Mistakes
Los Angeles adopted a big data policing program without having a proper framework in place first to safeguard liberty.
Jonathan Hofer | November 4, 2019
Regulators Must Recognize New Technologies’ Benefits
Various recognition software has a bright future if government can prevent its abuse and allow free enterprise to take the lead.  
Ross Marchand | July 18, 2019
Why Calls to Break Up Tech Companies Attack American Ideals
Breaking up big companies, regardless of actual monopoly status or evidence of harm to consumers, punishes success and the pursuit of the American ideal.
Jonathon Hauenschild | June 5, 2019
What’s Really Behind the Efforts to Enact So-Called “Comprehensive Privacy” Laws?
Rather than protecting consumers, these data governance laws place significant barriers for entrepreneurs looking to launch new services and products.
Jonathon Hauenschild | April 11, 2019
Straight Talk on Privacy and Legal Harm
Individuals may not like that platforms have figured out how to monetize data, but that lack of “liking” is far from a legal injury.
Jonathon Hauenschild | January 24, 2019
True or False: How Much Does the NSA Really Spy on You?
Despite the supposed limits imposed by the 2015 USA Freedom Act, in 2017, the NSA acquired data from over 534 million calls & texts. Take our quiz to learn how.
January 11, 2019