House leaders demand law enforcement agencies provide details on use of private data

Public records and reporting has revealed that federal agencies have spent millions of dollars on contracts with massive data brokers.

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Why Tornado Cash sanctions are drawing fierce criticism, potential court challenge from crypto group

by Tonya Riley • 4 days ago

Sanctions against the cryptocurrency mixer have ignited concern from industry stakeholders, privacy advocates and legal experts.

FTC will explore new privacy rules to protect consumers from 'hackers and data thieves'

by Tonya Riley • 1 week ago

Concerns about the commercial surveillance industry outlined in the agency's notice include poor data security for consumer information.

Twitter breach exposes anonymous accounts to nation state hackers

by Tonya Riley • 2 weeks ago

Twitter confirmed Friday that a bad actor used a vulnerability to match private information with potentially anonymous Twitter accounts.

Federal courts left Americans' data exposed, senator tells Supreme Court chief justice

by Tonya Riley • 2 weeks ago

Sen. Ron Wyden said privacy rules aren't being followed, putting thousands of Americans at risk of having their most sensitive data exposed.

Privacy bill strips FCC oversight of telecom data abuse, worrying consumer advocates

by Tonya Riley • 2 weeks ago

The commission would no longer have the authority to enforce its privacy regulations for common carriers such as AT&T and Verizon.

House Intel Chairman vows to put 'greater emphasis' on fighting spyware

by Suzanne Smalley • 3 weeks ago

Spyware such as NSO Group-produced Pegasus is proliferating quickly and poses a threat to privacy and national security, experts said.

Children's privacy legislation advances through the Senate, but fight is brewing

by Tonya Riley • 3 weeks ago

Federal privacy legislation fails to gain momentum in the Senate.

Hackers leak huge cache of data from evangelical organization that supported Dobbs decision

by AJ Vicens • 4 weeks ago

The hack is meant to expose donors to evangelical Christian groups opposed to LGBTQ and abortion rights, a message read.

Federal privacy legislation progresses, but concerns about data brokers loom

by Tonya Riley • 4 weeks ago

The latest version of the legislation still leaves loopholes for abuses of data including reproductive health data.

Attackers can surveil, disrupt vehicles outfitted with popular GPS tracker, CISA warns

by Suzanne Smalley • 1 month ago

Experts say the vulnerabilities found in the MiCODUS GPS tracker reflect a larger security problem in the Internet of Things ecosystem.