New bipartisan bill seeks to stop warrantless device searches at U.S. borders

 After signaling in late February that such legislation was on the way, a bipartisan group of lawmakers have introduced a bill that aims to protect the digital privacy of American citizens at U.S. borders. While the policy appears unevenly enforced, U.S. citizens have reported an uptick in border agents demanding passwords and searching their devices at […]

Congress just voted to let internet providers sell your browsing history

 Less than a week after the Senate voted to empower internet service providers to freely share private user data with advertisers, the House has weighed in, too. Today in a 215-205 vote on Senate Joint Resolution 34 (H. Res. 230), the House voted to repeal broadband privacy regulations that the Obama administration’s FCC introduced in […]

CREDO and Cloudflare argue against national security letter gag orders

 Earlier this week, the FBI finally allowed Cloudflare and CREDO Mobile to identify themselves as recipients of national security letters, which allow the agency to secretly order tech companies to hand over customer data. (The FBI initially allowed Cloudflare and CREDO to disclose some but not all of their NSLs; TechCrunch reported in January the […]