Topic: government surveillance

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

The latest tech giant to take on Uncle Sam

Twitter is suing the U.S. government for allegedly violating its First Amendment rights by restricting what the site can tell its users about national security requests from intelligence agencies, reports…

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

John Podesta offers six recommendations

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…

White House Privacy Survey Falls Short of Its Purpose

Research experts say questions are overly broad

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…

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

Not fast enough on surveillance reform

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…

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

Strong showing still pales in comparison to SOPA protest in 2012

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…

Consumer Confidence in Online Privacy Hits 3-Year Low

Most afraid of businesses, not government

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,…

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

Industry on the defense and on notice

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. "Corporations of all shapes and sizes track what…