Ceinwen Thomas

Ceinwen focused on digital privacy, censorship, and surveillance, and has interviewed leading figures in tech.

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California passes “the strongest net neutrality standards in the nation”

California has just passed net neutrality regulations into state law after bill SB-822 passed both the State Assembly and...
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Uganda is now taxing its citizens for access to social media

In a blatant attempt to squash free speech and access of information, Uganda now forces its citizens to pay a daily tax to access popular social media platforms.
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Facebook has a better memory of you than you do—find out...

NOTE: This post was originally published on May 4, 2018 In light of Facebook’s biggest scandal to date, many people...
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#DeleteFacebook and use these apps instead

So you want to #DeleteFacebook? Good for you. Facebook’s rampant data collection efforts have gone unchecked for far too...
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Not even a scandal will stop Facebook from harvesting your data

Facebook's privacy practices are in the spotlight again. We look at the social giant's sinister methods of side stepping accountability.
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Two Supreme Court cases that will redefine your digital privacy in...

NOTE: This post was originally published on January 16, 2018 Within the next six months, the U.S. Supreme Court will...
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DuckDuckGo at 10: Looking ahead with CEO Gabriel Weinberg

Note: This post was originally published on January 5, 2018. Meeting the growing demand of the privacy-conscious public for 10...
What is the Dutch Dragnet law?
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Which countries do the Dutch join with their new mass surveillance...

It’s official—the Dutch government doesn’t care about its citizens’ right to privacy. With its new mass surveillance law, the Netherlands...
North Korea and Bitcoin
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Meet Federico Tenga: The guy who teaches North Koreans about Bitcoin

Despite being the most hermetic country on Earth, North Korea is certainly no stranger to cyberspace—in both its uses...
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Five myths that the NSA wants you to believe about FISA...

UPDATE: January 19, 2018 On January 18, the Senate officially voted to reauthorize FISA Section 702 in a 65-34 vote....
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