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If there’s no right to privacy, a whole line of rulings goes out the window

Amy Coney Barrett speaks during the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation. Photo: Pool/Getty Images


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And Adam Schiff, of all people, is the one giving it to him

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The EARN IT Act would give the DOJ even more power to censor the internet

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Attorney General William Barr is demanding Apple weaken its encryption — with disastrous implications for everyone’s security

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With its Ring doorbell, the tech giant can now see what you buy, what you browse, and who you’re letting into your home

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Politicians want to impose tech surveillance in schools. If they do, we’ll lose the one thing necessary to stop attacks.

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Almost every technology developed at the border in the last two decades now exists in local police departments

A U.S. surveillance camera overlooks the international bridge between Mexico and the United States.
A U.S. surveillance camera overlooks the international bridge between Mexico and the United States.
A U.S. surveillance camera overlooks the international bridge between Mexico and the United States. Photo: John Moore/Getty Images


The defining experience for generations to come will be knowing what it feels like to be constantly watched

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A newly revealed document shows shocking new spying abuses by the FBI — while they told politicians they were respecting Americans’ privacy

Law enforcement officers walk out of the J. Edgar Hoover FBI Building in Washington, DC. Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images


Thanks to facial recognition, few of us will get a chance at redemption

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