government surveillance

Twitter Sues U.S. Government for the Right to Tell Users About Surveillance

Twitter is suing the U.S.

White House Report on Big Data and Privacy Largely Ducks Surveillance Issue

There were no surprises in the highly anticipated release of the White House report on big data and privacy, especially since the most controversial conclusion—that big data could lead to discriminatory outcomes—was leaked to the press last weekend. 

White House Privacy Survey Falls Short of Its Purpose

A White House survey that asks consumers for their opinion about big data and privacy may yield a few political talking points but not much meaningful or useful data, experts say.

Zuckerberg Says U.S. Government Is a Threat to the Internet

Mark Zuckerberg took to his Facebook page today to express his frustrations with U.S. government's slow progress on surveillance reform. He even went so far as to call the government a "threat" to the Internet.

Protest to Stop NSA Surveillance Generates 85,000 Calls to Congress

Never underestimate the newfound digital power of advocacy groups to lobby lawmakers. Tuesday's protest against government surveillance, dubbed The Day We Fight Back, generated more than 85,000 phone calls and 175,000 emails to members of Congress, thanks to more than 6,000 websites that agreed to host a banner to direct voters to act.

Consumer Confidence in Online Privacy Hits 3-Year Low

The more consumers learn about how businesses track them online, the more worried they are about protecting their online privacy. In fact, consumer online trust has hit a three-year low, according to new data from Truste, a global data privacy management company.

Corporate Big Data Gets Wrapped Up in Obama Speech on Government Surveillance

President Obama's highly anticipated speech on government surveillance practices also took aim at commercial data practices, putting the data-driven marketing industry on notice.