ProPublica investigates the threats to privacy in an era of cellphones, data mining and cyberwar, including how citizens are digitally tracked by governments and corporations.
The settlement is the latest sign that the FCC is stepping up privacy enforcement actions.
Here’s how ProPublica reporter Julia Angwin upped her defenses against hackers and spies.
Verizon is merging its cellphone tracking supercookie with AOL’s ad tracking network to match users’ online habits with their offline details.
In an age of ubiquitous surveillance, there are still some things you can do to keep your communications private -- and not all of it is high-tech.
The Obama administration has stepped up the NSA’s warrantless surveillance program on U.S. soil to search for signs of hacking.
A federal appeals court recently ruled that the National Security Agency's bulk collection of Americans' phone records is illegal.
One Chinese government agency is so proud of how well they censor the Internet that they put their feelings to music.
An online ad company called Turn is using tracking cookies that come back to life after Verizon users have deleted them. Turn's services are used by everyone from Google to Facebook.
Every day since Nov. 17, 2014, ProPublica has been testing whether the homepages of international news organizations are accessible to browsers inside China. Of the 18 in our test, 0 are currently blocked. Below are the results. To test, we use GreatFire.org, a censorship monitoring service in China that launched in 2011.
Verizon remains committed to its program of inserting a tracking number into its customers' cellphone transmissions.
Twitter is using a newly discovered hidden code that the telecom carriers are adding to every page you visit – and it's very hard to opt out.
Documents describe "contractual relationships" between NSA and U.S. companies, as well as undercover operatives at some U.S. companies.
The U.S. blogging company LiveJournal is showing an error message to users inside Russia who try to read the blog of Alexei Navalny, a prominent politician and critic of the Russian government.
Software created by the controversial U.K. based Gamma Group International was used to spy on computers that appear to be located in the United States.
A new kind of tracking tool, canvas fingerprinting, is being used to follow visitors to thousands of top websites, from WhiteHouse.gov to YouPorn.
If you downloaded the privacy software Tor in 2011, you may have been flagged to be spied on.
Many companies track your behavior and request information about you without explicitly asking for your permission. Here’s how to combat the trackers.