Jamie writes about current issues concerning digital privacy and security and is known to interview leading figures in tech. He also keeps an eye on changes in government censorship and surveillance.
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Want to opt out of a face scan at the airport?...

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Air travel is stressful—from finding the best flight prices to lining up for what feels like hours to get...
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3 things activists can do to strengthen their privacy and security

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Plummeting press freedoms, stifled internet access, attempts to subvert encryption, and plenty of other indicators point to a budding...
Mohammed Al-Maskati

Interview: Meet the person protecting human rights activists amid mass surveillance

6 min read
Front Line Defenders’s Mohammed Al-Maskati has spent most of his life fighting for human rights in Bahrain and the...
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You should be compartmentalizing your browsers. Here’s how it works.

2 min read
We’re acutely aware that our data is valuable—our online movements are followed assiduously by companies and governments who wish...
Profile of a man whose face has identifiable information about him.

Anonymized demographic data can still be used to identify you

4 min read
If you’re one of the few people who read terms of service, you may find buried in various companies’...
Red circular record button.

Siri and Alexa train their AI with your voice. Here’s how...

5 min read
If you’ve ever said “Hey” to Alexa, or an “OK” to Google, chances are your voice has been recorded...
A smartphone screen with an open eye on a red background.

Report: Stalkerware apps not held accountable for infringing privacy rights

3 min read
Stalkerware—spyware applications installed on devices to surveil children, employees, and partners—has become the latest tool used by abusers to...
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7 privacy and security takeaways in Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends Report

3 min read
The biggest slide deck about the internet is back! Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends Report has highlighted important online observations...
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Google is using Gmail to track your purchases. No one knows...

2 min read
For almost six years, Google has extracted and stored all purchases, bookings, and subscriptions from your Gmail account. It’s...
Facial recognition scan with a question mark on the face.

The fight for your face: The battles deciding the fate of...

3 min read
Last week, San Francisco became the first city in the U.S. to ban government agencies from using facial recognition...

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