Legal

From stealing music to Big Brother looking over your shoulder, we cover all privacy and legal-related aspets of technology here.




The convenience of the Internet is not lost on nefarious types who need a quick and safe way to launder money. Find out how they do it.

Money Laundering, the Internet Way


Elegant software and hardware products should be tools to enhance our lives, not devices of entrapment. Which side Google's technologies...

Google: Good, Evil or Both?


Ever since we found out the NSA was collecting millions of phone records, it's easy to wonder whether we're all being watched. Here we try...

Is the NSA Spying on Me?


CISPA failed in the Senate, but that doesn't mean it's dead. Here's what to look for in the next go-round.

5 Things to Look for in CISPA's Replacement


In 2013, it's companies, advertisers and online service providers who are most keen on learning more about us, not so much so that they can...

INFOGRAPHIC: 1984 in 2013: Privacy and the Internet


Privacy for ourselves but not for others doesn't make sense, but that doesn't stop us from wanting it. Read about how the privacy debate's...

Why There Are No Winners In the Privacy Debate


If you must have the latest shows without paying for them, there are less legal ways to get them. But use them at your own risk.

How to Cut the Cord - Illegally


There are now more than 2 billion people online building new communities and sharing information. And the bigger this group gets, the more...

INFOGRAPHIC: How 2,405,518,376 Internet Users Changed the World


This infographic examines some of the online communication factors that can facilitate trolling and how users can tone down some of their...

INFOGRAPHIC: The Psychology of an Internet Troll


Aaron Swartz's death shined a spotlight on the overall questions concerning the use and value of data, and the public's rights when it...

In the Wake of Aaron Swartz, New Awareness Over Internet Rights


The Internet crosses international and legal boundaries, which makes determining what's allowed difficult.

Freedom of Speech on the Internet? It's Complicated


What are the key components of a free and open Internet? This infographic from freepress.net lays the groundwork.

INFOGRAPHIC: A Declaration of Internet Freedom


The controversial and divisive CISPA, or Cybersecurity Bill, has privacy advocates and the tech lobby at war. Here is what you need to know.

Tech in the House: CISPA Faces Congress


Medical cloud services are making headway in health care with the migration to electronic medical records for doctors and physician...

Is the Cloud Catching on in Your Doctor's Office?


As the public awareness of data breaches and their potential financial impact grows, governments are expanding legislative and regulatory...

Data Breach Notification: The Legal and Regulatory Environment


SOPA could impact the Internet in a massive way. Here's what you need to know.