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Data Privacy

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How to opt out of tech that invades your privacy

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Hours after a baby is born, its internet presence begins — no matter what we try to do to stop it

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The New York Times fails in its attempt to report on the surveillance economy

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Trackers piggybacking on website tools leave some site operators in the dark about who is watching or what marketers do with the data

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Protecting our personal info is a lifestyle choice many of us aren’t making

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Police requests for Google data that pinpoints anyone near the scene of a crime increased by more than 500% last year

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It’s illuminating — and a bit terrifying

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No one knows. And it might be time to stop asking.

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Any conversation about privacy has to acknowledge that we are alone and powerless

Adult entertainment workers count on social media to connect with fans, but the platform’s opaque rules leave them vulnerable to impersonators

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