The logo of the DNA testing firm 23andMe is seen on a facade of a building in Mountain View, California, October 28, 2018. (Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images)

DNA testing service 23andMe investigating theft of user data

A member of an online forum where stolen data is bought and sold claims to be selling a large trove of user data obtained from 23andMe.
A pedestrian walks past a seal reading “Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigation”, displayed on the J. Edgar Hoover FBI building, in Washington, DC, on August 15, 2022. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Privacy watchdog recommends court approval for FBI searches of spy data

The recommendations from the executive branch's privacy watchdog to reform Section 702 puts the panel at odds with the White House.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JUNE 6: An ICE agent monitors hundreds of asylum seekers being processed upon entering the Jacob K. Javits Federal Building on June 6, 2023. (Photo by David Dee Delgado/Getty Images)

How a private company helps ICE track migrants’ every move

Immigration and Customs Enforcement's claims about how long surveillance data is retained conflicts with internal records.
The UK parliament amended a controversial surveillance clause in a sweeping online safety bill. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

US, UK strike data transfer agreement

The European Commission approved a similar data transfer agreement with the United States in July.