Archives for Privacy

The Day We Fight Back Against Dragnet Surveillance

Today is the day we use the democratic process and our right of free speech to fight back against unconstitutional government surveillance. Please join me, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the American Civil Liberties Union, and other technology and civil-rights groups in contacting your elected officials and demanding they restore the right to privacy. If you […]

Lawsuit Accuses Gmail of Wiretapping

Right after my post yesterday about an anonymous search engine, I found a headline that a class-action lawsuit accusing Gmail of violating anti-wiretapping and privacy laws is set to go forward. It’s better if you read the article for details, but the gist of the case is that Google uses software to scan, profile, and […]

Stop Your Search Engine from Spying on You

I quit using Google for Internet searches a couple of months ago. I did that because of yet another story in the tech press about Google customizing search results to each user. In a nutshell, what Google does — and has been doing for years — is build a detailed profile of each user’s search […]