08/12/2009 - A new report from a privacy watchdog warns that Americans are losing their privacy as they travel through public space due to location-based technological services such as EZ Pass and cellphones.
07/28/2009 - The Constitution and 9-11 argues that the Bush administration's response to 9-11 has damaged America's constitutionally protected rights and culture, much like earlier periods in U.S. history.
05/28/2009 - The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to consider the final appeal from the federal government over the constitutionality of the Child Online Protection Act of 1998. The law made it illegal to distribute any material deemed harmful to minors via the Internet. A federal appeals court recently ruled that the law was unconstitutional because it made all Internet service providers liable under the most conservative community’s standards. The appellate court decision now stands.
04/28/2009 - People are using Google e-mail alerts to monitor whether their personal information is inappropriately available in cyberspace. If alerts show the personal data online where it should not be, users can take steps to have it removed.
10/29/2008 - While data mining might make law enforcement's job easier, it's also controversial due to the perception that it not only violates a citizen's civil rights, but also that it is ineffective.
10/28/2008 - One in three IT professionals have used administrative passwords to snoop on company and employee data, according to security vendor Cyber Ark. Improperly viewed information includes salary details, personal e-mails, and company board minutes.