The U.S. Needs a Data Protection Agency

The U.S. Needs a Data Protection Agency

You have the right to know if companies are using your information for profit.You need a way to protect yourself, and you deserve a place that will look out for you.

The continually evolving fight for freedom

The continually evolving fight for freedom

Through lengthy conversation and mutual commitment, Kape Technologies and Private Internet Access have agreed to codify some guiding principles going forward.Going forward, Private Internet Access and Kape Technologies will be bound by these eight guiding principles in absolutely everything that we do.

Facebook, Google Fund Nonprofits Shaping Federal Privacy Debate

Facebook, Google Fund Nonprofits Shaping Federal Privacy Debate

The tech giants have “funded scores of nonprofits, including consumer and privacy groups, and academics,” said Jeffrey Chester, executive director at the Center for Digital Democracy, a public interest group that does not accept donations from Google or Facebook.

Algorithms Are People

Algorithms Are People

Amazon admits it takes profitability into account when displaying products, but it denies reworking its search tool to privilege its own products over the competition.In an emailed statement to The Atlantic, an Amazon spokesperson wrote, “The fact is that we have not changed the criteria we use to rank search results to include profitability.

Is America Finally Ready For A Surveillance-Free Smartphone?

Is America Finally Ready For A Surveillance-Free Smartphone?

If you follow the funding strategies for technology companies and the darlings of Silicon Valley, you know the smartphone space is a tough nut to crack.The company exists to serve a core mission—for Purism, the security and privacy of its customers—above a profit motive.

How to live without Google

How to live without Google

But Google uses all data it gathers across its services to post targeted ads, and to massively profit from the data many share so freely with the Internet giant. Here's a quick guide as to how you can use the Internet without sharing all your data with Google.

US bill to force tech giants to tell users how much their data is worth

US bill to force tech giants to tell users how much their data is worth

Two US senators have proposed on Monday a bill in Congress to force tech companies to disclose what data they collect about their users and how it is being leveraged by the platform for profit.

What the fork is happening with BCH? Bitcoin ABC & Bitcoin SV Conundrum

What the fork is happening with BCH? Bitcoin ABC & Bitcoin SV Conundrum

But if you go by the BCH trading data released by Poloniex, the traders are more inclined towards Bitcoin ABC, while on the other hand, the majority of the hash power on the network appears to be in favor of Bitcoin SV.

Facebook Needs a True Opt Out

Facebook Needs a True Opt Out

As Facebook, Google and Amazon become the internet, I’m worried that there is no opt out. Much like how I can’t opt out of Equifax yet still have to worry about the consequences of their ineptitude, we’re all stuck with these companies.

How the FOSTA Rules Create a “Bootleggers and Baptists” Scenario for the 21st Century

How the FOSTA Rules Create a “Bootleggers and Baptists” Scenario for the 21st Century

While internet content providers like Facebook and Amazon are not “bootleggers” themselves, since they operate within the law, they are roughly equivalent to the licit producers of alcohol during Prohibition, who benefited from a competitive moat created by the new rules.

Three years later, Let’s Encrypt has issued over 380 million HTTPS certificates

Three years later, Let’s Encrypt has issued over 380 million HTTPS certificates

That means bloggers, single-page websites and startups alike can get an easy-to-install certificate for free — even news sites like TechCrunch rely on Let’s Encrypt for a secure connection.