Math is the New Advertising

Salon unveiled a new but controversial revenue model this week: taking unused computing power on users machines to mine cryptocurrency.

The Thin Border Between Privacy and Security

Digital rights and privacy advocates are urging a court of appeals to require law enforcement agents at the U.S. border to obtain warrants when they want to search someone’s digital device.

All the Pieces Matter

Anyone who owns a mobile phone likely understands at this point that their device’s location can be tracked in real time in any number of different ways. Carriers, advertisers, Google, Apple, and other companies all have a highly accurate picture of where a device is at any given time. That’s part of the devil’s bargain we’ve all made in order to have space phones in our pockets.