Supreme Court

The Supreme Court, big data and 1984

The Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments in a case that could decide how connected the concept of big data is to constitutional expectations of privacy. How much data is too much before allowable surveillance crosses the line into an invasion of privacy?

What Would the Police Find if They Searched Your Phone?

Imagine what the police could find out about you if they had the ability to search your phone and all it contains, from your browser and photo history to your Foursquare check-ins. Police in California now have the right to do this — without a warrant.

Big Brother Can Spy on Me If I Work for Him?

Everybody’s worried about lack of online privacy, but it seems like if you work for the U.S. government, you ought to be more worried than most. Two legal cases stand poised to heavily influence the online rights of government workers.