Amazon is using purchase data to sell targeted ads, which is creepy, but not because they've invented a mind-control ray
Big Tech does not control its users, however much it may want to
Google's sibling company Sidewalk Labs offers planning agencies the ability to model an entire city's patterns of movement.
Shoshana Zuboff’s new book is a chilling exposé of the business model that underpins the digital world. Observer tech columnist John Naughton explains the importance of Zuboff’s work and asks the author 10 key questions
Only with radical empowerment can we as citizens halt further intrusion from Google and co
Surveillance companies have every incentive to sell Big Brother to governments and businesses, no matter how far their products fall short.
For every article about Facebook's creepy stalker behavior, thousands of other companies are breathing a collective sigh of relief that it's not them in the spotlight, writes Bruce Schneier.
Big tech firms say they are the only providers of large cybersecurity services – even as their products are compromised. The conflict of interest is huge
The insurance market is extracting millions to protect us from the built-in flaws the surveillance state relies on
The terms addiction and compulsion tend to be used loosely and often interchangeably. But in an article in the Wall Street Journal, science writer Sharon Begley draws a simple but illuminating dist…
The surveillance economy has 67 days to disarm before Trump is sworn in
Two bitter rivals have agreed to drop mutual antitrust cases across the globe. Why? To fend off the greater regulatory threat of democratic oversight