This is a list of online publications that I like to follow
Coda Story’s Authoritarian Tech
Of all this is the one I recommend the most. They talk about topics that are barely covered in the traditional media and in their newsletter they provide nice summaries and links to dig deeper into the topics. And their a non-profit! If you want some meaningful journalism, I suggest you take a look at them. And also, if you keep being regular there, remember to thank them with a donation
NY Times’ Privacy Project
NY Time’s attempt covering the privacy debate. Some opinion articles are quite valuable but they also provide voice to tech companies to [sweep under the rug] the privacy concerns about them (some serious double-think, if you ask me)
The Intercept’s Tech Series
The Intercept is the news website co-founded by Glen Greenwald, the journalist that broke the Snowden story. They do some of the best reporting I see today.
The Privacy Issue
ElPais’s Retina Series (Spanish)
O TICtank partilha informação sobre estudos ou investigação científica nas tecnologias e os respectivos impactos sociais, entre outros assuntos de interesse.
Digital Privacy News Informing you without watching you: https://digitalprivacy.news/
This one does not seem to be real journalism. They seem to have an agenda as they have an instance where they interviewed someone about a private version of the tor network, and got negative feedback of the product on the interview. Instead of posting both positions, they dismissed the negative one and only promoted the product. This is the resulting article.
Press Releases / Blogs
(from Privacy non-profits)
These can also be a good place to look for news on privacy and surveillance.
The Electronic Fronteer Foundation’s blog has a lot of insights (though most of it tents to be US-specific).
The UK-based global non-profit works on making govenments and organizations accountable for privacy violations.
NYOB is a eu-based non-profit founded by Max Schrems that currently focuses on leveraging the GDPR to fight court cases against organizations and governements.
EDRI (European Digital Rights)
It’s an association of digital rights organizations throughout Europe. Though not all members focus on privacy and as such not all publications are privacy-related. Edri-gram is their biweekly newsletter.