data collection

Moveable

Is Sidewalk Labs Building a Brotopia on Toronto's Waterfront?

The details of a Google affiliate's billion-dollar real-estate project are shrouded in secrecy.
Tracey Lindeman
4.26.18
privacy

The Hidden Power of the Privacy Policy, the Text We All Ignore

The recent saga Evernote faced with its privacy policy proves the document’s necessity. But did you know there’s no single federal law mandating its use?
Ernie Smith
12.19.16
short circuit

Germany Says Facebook's Collection of WhatsApp Data Is Illegal

But Facebook insists it complies with EU data protection law.
Ben Sullivan
9.27.16
russia

New ‘Anti-Terrorism’ Law Will Feed Russia’s Mass-Surveillance Machine

Companies will be forced to retain months of customer data for Russia’s creepy mass-surveillance system.
Janus Kopfstein
7.9.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Your Boss May Be Able to Track If You're Trying to Get Pregnant

Large companies can now obtain employee health information from big data companies, including when and if they've stopped filling their birth control prescriptions.
Lauren Messman
2.17.16
apps

This New 'Secure' App for Journalists May Not Be Secure At All

Experts say Reporta doesn't follow best practices.
J.M. Porup
10.2.15
video

This Art Installation Shows Just How Easily People Part with Personal Data

Especially when they’re promised some fun in return.
Rachel Pick
9.30.15
tech

These Guys Will Hack Your Phone to Reveal Who It's Secretly Sending Information To

Tech journalist Geoff White and ethical hacker Glenn Wilkinson show audiences how to take cybersecurity into their own hands.
Rose Lewenstein
4.22.15
Features

Looking Up Symptoms Online? These Companies Are Tracking You

The vast majority of the internet's health sites are sending troves of data about your medical searches to corporations.
Brian Merchant
2.23.15
uk

London's Police Database of Extremists Also Includes Politicians and Activists

People caught in the dragnet say the Metropolitan Police's dossiers aren't even that useful.
Joseph Cox
6.16.14