Germany bans children’s smartwatches

Eavesdropping concerns and security failings were behind last week's decision in Germany to ban sales of various children's...

Drone Crash was “Just a Matter of Time”

A commercial light airplane has collided with a drone in Quebec, Canada, causing only minor damage as the jet descended for...

Leaked: 540,000 vehicle tracking accounts

The Kromtech Security Center recently discovered the goldmine of email addresses, passwords, license plates and VINs belonging to...

Privacy, Phones and the Third Party Doctrine – Amicus Brief

Last month, Data & Society and fifteen scholars filed an amicus brief in Carpenter v. United States, a pending U.S. Supreme Court...

Research: The Taking Economy: Uber, Information, and Power

Sharing economy firms such as Uber and Airbnb facilitate trusted transactions between strangers on digital platforms. This creates...

“Intimacy and the IoT” talk given at UC Berkeley

Popular discourse would have us believe that the IoT is the greatest boon to humanity since electricity, or the greatest threat to...

Report: Health Wearable Devices in the Big Data Era

The report documents a number of current digital health marketing practices that threaten the privacy of consumer health...

Former Uber Employee Claims Violations of Privacy Rights

A former Uber employee is suing the company for whistleblower retaliation, exposing a startling set of claims about data privacy...

Privacy and Consumer Groups Bring Complaint about Toys That Spy

Privacy and consumer watchdog groups have filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission about toys that are insecure enough...