Sen. Wyden: Border Searches of Digital Devices Should Require a Warrant

Sen. Wyden: Border Searches of Digital Devices Should Require a Warrant By Sophia Cope This week Sen. Wyden (D-OR) sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly stating that he will soon introduce legislation that would require law enforcement agencies to…

Understanding the different Maslow need levels for privacy

Understanding the different Maslow need levels for privacy By Rick Falkvinge When we aspire to have privacy, we may do so for a number of different reasons. All these reasons are valid, but some are more urgent than others, psychologically speaking. When debating privacy issues,…

Trump’s Attorney General’s Record on Privacy

Trump’s Attorney General’s Record on Privacy By Kate Tummarello President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the country’s law enforcement has cleared the Senate. The Senate voted 52-47 on Wednesday to confirm Sen. Jeff Sessions, whose record on civil liberties issues—including digital rights—has drawn fire from…

Healthy Domains Initiative Isn’t Healthy for the Internet

Healthy Domains Initiative Isn’t Healthy for the Internet By Jeremy Malcolm and Mitch Stoltz EFF had high hopes that the Domain Name Association’s Healthy Domains Initiative (HDI) wouldn’t be just another secretive industry deal between rightsholders and domain name intermediaries. Toward that end, we and…

Digital Rights Issues on the Horizon at the Supreme Court

Digital Rights Issues on the Horizon at the Supreme Court By Kate Tummarello The Supreme Court already has a list of digital civil liberties issues to consider in the near future, and that list is likely to grow. If confirmed, President Donald Trump’s nominee to…

How an Amazon Echo could testify in an Arkansas murder trial

How an Amazon Echo could testify in an Arkansas murder trial By Ravi Somaiya This segment originally aired Feb. 1, 2016, on VICE News Tonight on HBO. A trial is about to begin over the mysterious death of a former police officer whose body was found…