Nov 19, 2013 — The controversy over the National Security Agency's surveillance programs has exposed a problem in the oversight of those programs. Changes to adapt have come so fast that legislators, judges, policymakers and technology firms can't keep up, and major gaps have appeared in policymaking and legislating.
Aug 16, 2013 — Google's announcement that users of Gmail have no "legitimate expectation" that their emails will be kept private is only the latest example of the erosion of personal privacy. This leads commentator Alva NoŽ to ask: if privacy is so important to people, why do we do so little to secure it?
Jan 30, 2013 — NBC News reports that the Equifax credit reporting agency has collected wage records on about one-third of American adults. Some has then been sold to "debt collectors, financial service companies and other entities." It's all legal, but is viewed by some as a huge breach of privacy.