data privacy


Your Future Doctor Could Monitor Your Facebook Posts for Disease

Medical providers could soon use your social media to predict diseases from depression to diabetes, sparking questions of data privacy.
Madeleine Gregory
data privacy

Health Apps Can Share Your Data Everywhere, New Study Shows

A study tested two dozen medicine apps to find out how and where they're sharing your personal data.
Samantha Cole

British lawmakers just called Facebook "digital gangsters"

"Even if Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t believe he is accountable to the U.K. Parliament, he is to the billions of Facebook users across the world.”
David Gilbert
data privacy

Shady Data Brokers Are Selling Online Dating Profiles by the Millions

Tactical Tech and artist Joana Moll bought one million dating profiles for $153.
Samantha Cole
college admissions

Lawsuit Claims the ACT Sells Students’ Disability Data to Colleges

They claim that the personal data sold could sway colleges’ admission and financial aid decisions.
Samantha Cole

Why I Took Legal Action Against Cambridge Analytica

If I win, I can show the world a voter file with 5,000 data points the company compiled. I can show others where that information came from, how to request the information for yourself, and how to opt-out. If I win, everybody wins.
David Carroll
data privacy

WHATIS Going to Happen With WHOIS?

A new European data privacy law and official internet policy are about to conflict with each other.
Daniel Oberhaus

Apple Health Data Is Being Used as Evidence in a Rape and Murder Investigation

German authorities cracked a man's iPhone and found out what he was up to.
Samantha Cole
Silicon Divide

Why Does Silicon Valley Want to Get So Many Women Pregnant?

Investors hope fertility apps will help women deliver healthy babies, but what they also hope users will deliver is a lot of sensitive data.
Sarah Emerson

Your Friends’ Online Connections Can Reveal Your Sexual Orientation

Facebook’s “shadow profiles” were just the tip of the iceberg.
Jordan Pearson

Protesters in London Are Pissed Off About America's Proposed Trade Agreement with the EU

Under the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), European corporations will be free to exploit the labor market in America, where unions are communist terror cells and labor standards are an attack on freedom.
Alex Horne, Photos: Lily Rose Thomas