Internet Providers in Maine Will Soon Have To Get Consent Before Selling Customer Data

Internet service providers gobble up a disconcerting amount of information about you—your browsing history, your geolocation information, your financial information, and a lot (a lot) more. There have been many attempts to pass state-level bills that prevent ISPs from selling this type of data—since Republicans in…

Nancy Pelosi Says Facebook's Policy Toward Faked Video Shows It Is Complicit in Political Meddling

Last week, a manipulated video of Nancy Pelosi went viral, slowed down so the House Speaker’s words were slurred, giving off an appearance of intoxication. Facebook left the video up, albeit alongside a message indicating the video is manipulated and lowering its reach. On Wednesday, Pelosi made her feelings about…

New Bill Would Require Agents to Actually Have Probable Cause to Search Electronic Devices at the Border

Customs officials at the border don’t need a warrant or probable cause to search your electronic devices, an invasive practice that has only spiked in the last few years, resulting in a bunch of horror stories and some profoundly dumb screwups. But two US senators want to change that, introducing a bill on Wednesday…

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