For years, organisations have been using a common tactic called the warrant canary to warn people that the government has secretly demanded access to their private information. Now, a proposed standard could make this tool easier to use.
It is something few Americans will have heard of, but the US Department of Homeland Security’s Homeland Advanced Recognition Technology (HART) is catching the eye of privacy advocates - and not in a good way.
Your chances of being searched at a US border crossing are now at an all-time high. But the chances that border agents will be pulling data from your devices declined this past week - at least by a little.