States Are Toughening Up on Genetic Privacy

If you’ve ever spit into a plastic tube or swabbed your cheek and mailed your saliva away to learn about your ancestry or health risks, you might have assumed that the company analyzing your DNA is legally required to keep your genetic data private. But you’d be wrong. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, […]

6 Best Outdoor Security Cameras (2021): For Homes, Businesses, and More

There is a lot to consider when you are shopping for an outdoor security camera. It can be tough to determine which features you need, so here are some important questions to run through. Wired or battery: Wired cameras usually require some drilling to install, must be within reach of a power outlet, and will […]

Borrowed a School Laptop? Mind Your Open Tabs

When tens of millions of students suddenly had to learn remotely, schools lent laptops and tablets to those without them. But those devices typically came with monitoring software, marketed as a way to protect students and keep them on-task. Now, some privacy advocates, parents, and teachers say that software created a new digital divide, limiting […]

Clearview AI Has New Tools to Identify You in Photos

Clearview AI has stoked controversy by scraping the web for photos and applying facial recognition to give police and others an unprecedented ability to peer into our lives. Now the company’s CEO wants to use artificial intelligence to make Clearview’s surveillance tool even more powerful. It may make it more dangerous and error-prone as well. […]