In an era of intense government surveillance and secret court orders, a multimillion dollar business has emerged among telecommunications carriers, with the average telephone wiretap costing the government more than fifty thousand dollars.
Oct. 25, 2016 Americans waste up to $19 billion annually in electricity costs due to "vampire appliances," always-on digital devices in the home that suck power even when they are turned ... read more
Oct. 25, 2016 Images and references to alcohol and tobacco in popular video games may be influencing UK teens who play the games and the age restriction system is not working, according to a new ... read more
Oct. 25, 2016 Ever wonder what it would be like if a device could decode your thoughts into actual speech or written words? While this might enhance the capabilities of already existing speech interfaces with ... read more
Aug. 4, 2015 In its efforts to curb criminal activity, should the government be allowed to see confidential consumer data collected by businesses? Or does the right to privacy trump such intrusions? The conflict ... read more
June 9, 2014 A new study identifies the most corrupt and least corrupt states in the United States and calculates that government corruption costs American taxpayers tens of billions of dollars a year. The study ... read more
Apr. 10, 2014 After the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the US Congress passed legislation to help support the market for terrorism risk insurance -- a program that will expire this year. A new study finds that federal ... read more
Apr. 1, 2013 Surveillance is everywhere, from street corner cameras to the subject of books and movies. “We talk a lot about why surveillance is bad, but we don’t really know why,” says Neil Richards, JD, ... read more