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Minnesota Lawmakers Have Introduced the 'Prince Act'

The Personal Rights in Names Can Endure Act, or PRINCE Act, aims to protect an individual's image and likeness after death.
Andrea Domanick
5.10.16
Stuff

You Might Be Jeering at the Victims of the Ashley Madison Hack, But Watch Out: You're Next

The way the internet is changing, it won't be long until all your personal information and sexual quirks are out there for the world to see.
Martin Robbins
7.29.15
News

Will Giving Kevin Bollaert 18 Years in Prison Finally End Revenge Porn?

US States like California are ramping up prosecution of the men behind sites that post images of naked women, sometimes along with their names and contact information.
Allie Conti
4.7.15
News

David Cameron Wants to Ban You from Using Snapchat and WhatsApp

Encrypted communications are right in Cameron's laser sights. What next, mate? You wanna go ham on Emoji as well?
Joel Golby
1.13.15
tech

Can Putting Your Personal Genome on the Internet Lead to Lasting Friendships?

Last week at a dinner party in Melbourne, I met two former strangers brought together by a website and a genetic similarity found in their saliva.
Sergio Brodsky
1.12.15
Stuff

Why Are British Schools Allowed to Fingerprint Children?

Collecting the biometric data of 11-year-olds is a very intrusive way to take a roll call.
Micha Horgan
12.3.14
Bad Cop Blotter

Californian Cops Stole a Suspects' Nude Photos as a 'Game'

US cops can be just as creepy as the dudes behind the Fappening?
Lucy Steigerwald
10.28.14
tech

Stop Bitching About Facebook Messenger

Your phone company is so much shittier than Facebook.
Tom Berman
8.15.14
tech

How to Stop Your Smartphone Getting You Arrested

More and more people are being prosecuted thanks to their phone data; here's how to not be one of them.
Michael Grothaus
5.28.14
News

Glenn Greenwald’s New Book on Snowden Explains, and Humanises, the NSA Whistleblower

An attempt to blow the lid off of that which has no lid.
Jonathan Franklin
5.14.14
Bad Cop Blotter

The DEA Thinks Medical Records Don't Count as "Private"

Just another case where the feds feel free to ignore the Fourth Amendment.
Lucy Steigerwald
10.1.13
News

The Town Promising to Shoot Surveillance Drones Out of the Sky

The people of Deer Trail, Colorado are trying to turn drone-hunting into a sport.
Matthew Francey
9.9.13
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