privacy

2020 Census: The Hidden Agenda Behind Trump’s Citizenship Question

July 24, 2018

TRNN Replay: The Trump administration wants to include a citizenship status question on the census form, which would allow officials to create a list of supposedly alien voters that they would challenge in the 2020 election. Citizens have until August 7 to challenge the question with the Commerce Department

Cambridge Analytica Is Not Alone: i360 and Data Trust Disastrous for Democracy

March 29, 2018

Cambridge Analytica, owned by Robert Mercer, is in the news, but other companies — like the Koch Brothers’ i360 and Karl Rove’s Data Trust — are far more dangerous, says investigative reporter Greg Palast

Whistleblowers: Congress Has Entrenched the Surveillance State

January 18, 2018

Two former whistleblowers — Thomas Drake of the NSA and Colleen Rowley of the FBI — say the new bi-partisan FISA spying law opens the way to widespread privacy violations and government abuses

Join The Dots: Data WTF?

November 8, 2017

Kam Sandhu and Matt Kennard discuss the ways in which our data is being used by data brokers, tech elites and financial technology companies in order to make assessments of us. Is all data credit data?

Real Media: Fintech & Your Reputation

October 23, 2017

Tom Fisher of Privacy International explains how financial technology companies are making assessments from the data that users create online, and how these judgements can be discriminatory and ultimately affect users’ credit ratings

Real Media: The Value of Data

October 16, 2017

Tom Fisher of Privacy International talks to Real Media about why and how companies are able to exploit users’ personal data

UK Activist Convicted Under Terror Law for Refusing ‘Digital Strip-Search’

October 12, 2017

The British anti-terrorism measure Schedule 7 has just been used to convict Muhammad Rabbani for an offense that has nothing to do with terrorism: refusing to give authorities his computer password

Supreme Court Set for Momentous New Term

October 5, 2017

Trinity College professor Kevin McMahon explains how the new partisan balance of the court and big issues on the agenda are likely to make this a very important term

Economy

September 20, 2017
Several government agencies and at least 34 state attorneys general have opened investigations into the Equifax data-breach scandal–which is ‘the gift that keeps on giving,’ says white-collar criminologist Bill Black

United Kingdom

September 17, 2017
CAGE International Director Muhammad Rabbani is about to stand trial for refusing to give UK police the password to his laptop, which contained information about torture survivors. He’s using his case to challenge Britain’s anti-terrorism legislation, Schedule 7