The Coronavirus Pandemic Has Set Off A Massive Expansion Of Government Surveillance. Civil Libertarians Aren't Sure What To Do.
As nations around the world take on sweeping new powers to fight the disease, critics aren't sure what's necessary and what's too far.
Sensor Tower has owned at least 20 apps that track data passing through people’s phones.
Experts are concerned about what Amazon’s acquisition of Eero means for consumer privacy.
Spammers are targeting Venmo users who show up in the app’s public feed and flooding them with dozens of payment requests.
Investigative Genealogy Helped Police Catch Serial Killers And Rapists. Now Cases Are Going Unsolved.
Investigative genealogy has been celebrated as one of the biggest crime-fighting breakthroughs in decades, but privacy concerns have all but ground its use to a halt.
India Is Creating A National Facial Recognition System, And Critics Are Afraid Of What Will Happen Next
“Unless we all get plastic surgery at the same time, there’s nothing we can do about it.”
Instagram Won’t Say Whether It Will Protect The Identity Of An Anonymous Account Sharing #MeToo Allegations
Emails seen by BuzzFeed News show that Instagram offered support and reassurances to anonymous accounts naming sexual harassers — and then walked back when the courts got involved.
Boris Johnson Secretly Asked For A Massive Amount Of User Data To Be Tracked. Dominic Cummings Said It’s “TOP PRIORITY”.
Leaked documents show the prime minister’s chief adviser emailed senior officials instructing them: “We must get this stuff finalised ASAP.”
A shockingly simple work-around allows your followers to share private photos and videos posted to both Facebook and Instagram.
People posting a pseudo-legal declaration may believe they're in a two-way dialogue with the company. The opposite is true.
Users will now be able to see the reach of Facebook’s tracking outside of the social network through a new tool called “Off-Facebook Activity,” which Mark Zuckerberg announced as "Clear History" more than a year ago.
I set up the critically reviled device in the BuzzFeed office and every one was utterly, truly delighted with it.
Amazon Echo devices could one day capture, process, and record audio spoken before the wake word for commands like “Play some music, Alexa.”
People Are Worried About Singapore Airlines' Entertainment System Cameras. Turns Out, American Airlines Has Cameras, Too.
American Airlines told BuzzFeed News that the camera hardware “has never been activated.”
"It's easy to imagine how information like this could be used by people who might want to cause harm."
There’s no evidence that the app is uploading your whole camera roll to Russia. We ran the tests.
WhatsApp is “a space for private conversations online.” An Indian court could make it public.
Parents who choose not to post photos of their kids on social media struggle when Facebook-happy older relatives break the rules.
Millions Of Students' Sexual Orientations And Religious Beliefs Are Being Held On A Government Database
Exclusive: Freedom of information data obtained by BuzzFeed has revealed the enormous amount of highly sensitive personal information held by government bodies, often without the knowledge of the students involved.
Here's The Most Complete Map So Far Of Amazon's Ring Camera Surveillance Partnerships With Local Police
Dozens of U.S. cities are working with the doorbell camera company, according to Fight for the Future.
Zoom’s video conferencing service is used by Nasdaq, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the US Department of Homeland Security, and the US Department of Energy, among others.
The new tool tells you how an ad was targeted and which third-party agency or data broker was used. It also links to pages to opt out.
A slew of new features across Apple products offer privacy-focused alternatives to popular services like Facebook sign-in and Google Maps.
Trump blamed Middleton for the photos being taken.
Gmail's "Purchases" page collects and sorts out all of your online shopping and in-app purchase receipts.
The Google Nest Hub Max is like a Google Home with a touchscreen and built-in security, plus video chat, camera.
Google Will Soon Let You Automatically Scrub Your Location And Web History From Your Account Every Few Months
It’s a plus for privacy.
United Airlines and Delta have covered the cameras on their entertainment systems after passenger outcry over privacy concerns. American Airlines said plans to do the same.
An Amazon spokesperson said the issue is "a bug" and it's rolling out a fix early next week.
Apple wants to be the only tech company we can trust.