The Foilies: Recognizing The Worst in Government Transparency From 2018

The Foilies: Recognizing The Worst in Government Transparency From 2018 By Dave Maass, Hayley Tsukayama, Camille Fischer, and Aaron Mackey The cause of government transparency finally broke through to the popular zeitgeist this year. It wasn’t an investigative journalism exposé or a civil rights lawsuit that did it, but a light-hearted sitcom about a Taiwanese American family set in Orlando, Florida, in the late 1990s. In a January episode of ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat, the Huang family’s two youngest children—overachievers Evan and Emery—decide if they sprint on all their…

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The EFF Gift Guide: What Technology Is Creeping Us Out

The EFF Gift Guide: What Technology Is Creeping Us Out By Hayley Tsukayama EFF doesn’t endorse products. But as Internet-connected products proliferate, ads for them bombard holiday shoppers with promises of a more streamlined life. And they do so without always divulging that they’re tracking you more than a jolly fat man who sees when you’re sleeping and knows when you’re awake. So, we are taking a different approach to the holiday gift guide: highlighting products that raise red flags for us, as privacy-conscious digital advocates. Here are some gifts…

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