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Internet privacy news and analysis from The Nation
April 22, 2021
Platforms Like Canvas Play Fast and Loose With Students’ Data
Many universities have yet to reckon with the data justice implications of learning technologies—now, with online learning the norm, these practices deserve more scrutiny.
March 11, 2021
Will the Democrats Renew Their Membership in the War Party?
Regardless of which party is in power, US foreign policy since 9/11 has meant a unified government under the masters of war.
November 30, 2020
Trump’s Trying to Take the Internet Down With Him
A sore-loser president is promoting a last-minute assault on the underpinnings of discourse on the web.
October 8, 2020
How the Theatrics of Banning TikTok Enables Repression at Home
If US politicians were sincerely concerned about Chinese state violence, they would also be implicating the Silicon Valley companies that profit from the surveillance of Uighurs.
September 18, 2020
Facebook Versus Democracy
A staff revolt highlights the social media giant’s reactionary politics, which are rooted in both business strategy and ideology.
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July 1, 2020
Online Learning Isn’t Even Remotely Equal
We can’t just ignore it: Not every student has access to the same resources. But they should.
April 10, 2020
Cambridge Analytica Showed Us the Dangers of ‘Academic Commercialism’
What happens to ethics when universities rush to monetize their work?
October 28, 2019
What It Feels Like to Be Watched
From the streets to our smartphones, surveillance has taken on frightening proportions.
October 14, 2019
Google Is Coming for Your Face
Personal data is routinely harvested from the most vulnerable populations, without transparency, regulation, or principles—and this should concern us all.
September 18, 2019
Exclusive: Edward Snowden’s First Adventures in Cyberspace
An excerpt from the whistleblower’s new memoir.