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Under President Donald Trump, it seems like every department in the executive branch is racing to see who can undo regulations the fastest. And at the FCC? That means negotiating with cable companies about your data.  Newly-installed Federal Com...

M. David Weisman, a magistrate judge in Illinois's Eastern Division, denied a federal warrant application that would have allowed law enforcement officers to force suspects to unlock their mobile devices with a fingerprint, ruling that the suspects'...

It’s a rough day for users of, well, basically the entire internet: A major vulnerability in a huge web services company has been disclosed, and it means your personal data may have leaked into public view from a whole lot of places. The problem is...

These days, everyone on the internet already knows if you're a dog. Thanks to a newly developed tracking technique, they may soon know even more.  Pennsylvania-based computer science professor Yinzhi Cao just unveiled a method that IEEE Spectrum...

Last October, the FCC adopted a rule that limits what your internet service provider — home or mobile — can do with your private data. At the time, the rule was contentious, with two FCC commissioners dissenting volubly. One of those two commissi...

As the US government ramps up its insistence that visitors (and US citizens) unlock their devices and provide their social media accounts, the solution have run the gamut from extreme technological caution, abandoning mobile devices while traveling,...

It’s been most of a month now since noted net neutrality foe Ajit Pai took over the chairman’s seat at the FCC. Today the Commission held its regular monthly open meeting — the first of Pai’s tenure — giving us a glimpse into what we’re l...