From “net neutrality” pushed by Obama to global regulation demanded by the United Nations and many of its autocratic member regimes, threats to Internet freedom are growing fast and furious.
The National Security Agency is sponsoring summer camps across the country designed to teach kids how to steal information, preparing them to do the agency's dirty work when they grow up.
Hackers were able to take remote control of a car using a vulnerability in Chrysler's in-dash Internet service.
As more and more information comes to light about two major data-breaches late last year, it is becoming apparent that the U.S. Office of Personnel Management has been hemorrhaging data. The problem is both broader and deeper than had been reported and the trail of failure leads to the White House.
President Obama is committed to closing what he calls the "digital divide" between those who have high-speed Internet in their homes and those who don't, according to the White House website. And he doesn't mind overstepping his constitutional authority to do it, either.
It now looks as if Facebook's "Celebrate Pride" tool was a social/psychological experiment with more than 26 million unwitting subjects.
The Intercept has published additional documents revealing the shocking scope of the NSA's XKEYSCORE surveillance program.
Facial recognition software such as that used in law-enforcement TV shows such as NCIS and Criminal Minds is now being used in an unexpected place — in churches.
In its ruling adopted on June 3 and released for public viewing on June 17, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced that it was not only fining AT&T $100 million for violating its so-called “transparency rule” but also was going to mandate that AT&T install numerous “requirements to bring AT&T into compliance” with that rule.
Only a week after Russian "crime syndicates" hacked the IRS database and stole information on the tax returns of more than 100,000 people, China was blamed for "one of the largest thefts of government data ever seen," the Wall Street Journal reports.
Strong encryption is an invaluable part of protecting privacy and liberty in the digital age. As more and more calls come from government agencies to ban encryption, the tech industry urges President Obama to consider the consequences.