Latest Center for Democracy and Technology Stories

2011-03-10 14:53:00

WASHINGTON, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) today received the International Association of Privacy Professionals' (IAPP) 2011 Privacy Leadership Award for their ongoing innovation and advocacy in online privacy.

2010-03-31 12:20:00

Google, Microsoft, eBay, AT&T, and the American Civil Liberties Union are all part of a new consortium petitioning Congress to rework the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 in order to better protect Internet users from prying eyes.

2010-03-08 16:59:00

BELLEVUE, Wash., March 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Intelius, a leading internet information commerce retailer, today announced that they are joining, as a founding member, an independent working group, led by the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT), to develop best practices for internet retailers when offering additional subscription products and services.

2009-04-30 06:54:17

Officials in Minnesota are trying to use a federal law that enables restrictions on phone calls used for wagering to block online gambling sites.

2009-04-14 16:30:06

The use of so-called “proxy” servers is a common part of surfing the Web, but using one to commit a crime could soon result in a longer time behind bars.

2009-03-11 12:32:05

Privacy advocates are concerned over Google’s adoption of a form of advertising known as behavioral targeting, which presents ads to users based on their previous online activities.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.