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TSA and CAPPS II -- Anatomy of a Cover Up

On Good Friday evening, after everyone, including its own spokespeople, had gone home, American Airlines quietly admitted that in 2002, it secretly transferred passenger data to government contractors. Specifically, the airline provided 1.2 million passenger records to contractors developing prototypes for the Transportation Security Administration's ( TSA ) controversial...

Did the RIAA Secretly Lobby the FCC for a Digital Radio Tech Mandate?

Just over a year ago, the Recording Industry Association of America ( RIAA ) issued a policy statement condemning government-mandated technical protection measures for digital content. "The imposition of technical mandates is not the best way to serve the long-term interests of record companies, technology companies, and consumers," read...

Gmail: A Rough Guide to Protecting Your Privacy

As we noted last week , Google has introduced a new beta email service called "Gmail" that raises a number of privacy concerns. While the media has largely focused on the fact that Gmail will scan the contents of your email messages in order to target ads, the more...

Google's Gmail and Your Privacy -- The Scoop

Google's announcement last week of its new Gmail email service sparked widespread speculation about the possible impact it would have on users' privacy. Among the questions EFF has been asking : What information would Google pull from email? Would it log this information? For how long? Could your Gmail...

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