The Washington Post

Your laptop's Webcam has a light that's supposed to turn on any time the camera does. But research shows it's possible for hackers to disable the light.

  • Ashkan Soltani and Timothy B. Lee
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  • Dec 18, 2013
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How the NSA piggybacks onto the tracking behaviors of commercial companies to enable exploitation and surveillance.

  • Ashkan Soltani, Andrea Peterson, and Barton Gellman
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  • Dec 11, 2013
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State attorneys general have shown themselves more willing than the federal government to accuse Google of lawbreaking — a possible sign for future lawsuits.

A judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit claiming Gmail's ad targeting violates federal wiretapping law.

  • Timothy B. Lee
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  • Sep 28, 2013
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If you want to keep evidence of your sexcaspades quiet by suing Google, you're gonna have a bad time.

What does it mean that NSA critics nearly overcame combined opposition to a congressman's amendment?

This year six states have enacted legislation regulating drone surveillance. But some of those laws could be struck down for violating free speech rights.

  • Timothy B. Lee
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  • Jun 18, 2013
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What can consumers do to protect their privacy online? And what, if anything, should government do to help?

  • Timothy B. Lee
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  • Jun 11, 2013
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Trust is the currency of the consumer tech world. PRISM undermines that.

Critics are right to argue that self-driving cars will make it easier for the government to track our every move. But the technology will be so useful that it'll be worth it.

  • Timothy B. Lee
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  • May 21, 2013
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Security researchers argue that an FBI proposal for government-mandated back doors in communications software is a disaster waiting to happen.

  • Timothy B. Lee
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  • May 17, 2013
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America's current email privacy laws, written in 1986, are comically out of date. Will Congress update them?

  • Timothy B. Lee
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  • May 16, 2013
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