It's becoming more and more common for everyday appliances to have features we don't expect, and the implications for privacy and freedom can be surprisingly profound. We should be sure we know what we're buying into.
We need to learn to live with the big companies which dominate the internet - but right now our only policy responses are state control or free market monopoly.
The House of Lords is meant to be a place where those with specialist knowledge and experience can offer suggestions or amendments of how to improve the bills the Commons puts through - not remove our fundamental freedoms on a whim.
The security services want social networks like Facebook to be more forthcoming with material posted by users that might indicate a threat to national security. But the root causes of terrorism will never be fixed with data alone.
Facebook has backed down on making users go by their “real” names. It needs to realise that outness is a spectrum, and realness is best defined by the people who assume a name, not by a corporate policy.
Technology now lets you spy on your kids all the time. This is why you shouldn't.
It's a lot easier to stop advertisers tracking your browsing habits online than it is to stop people sniffing out your smartphone's location.
Why privacy is not just for "paedos".
The Court orders that a new and frightened young mother be left in peace.