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Why Obama Was Never Going To Be A Civil Liberties Champion

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Barack Obama was never going to be a champion of civil liberties; he leads a growing sect of the Democratic party that prioritizes the collective good and mass innovation over individualism. This coercively inclusive political philosophy feels that every citizen, business, country, and institution has an obligation to contribute to...
Why Obama Was Never Going To Be A Civil Liberties Champion

Google's Brin Worries About Open Web, As Google Gets Into More Privacy Messes

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Sergey Brin Blames Everyone For Threatening Web's Open Future. In an interview with Britain's Guardian newspaper, Google cofounder Sergey Brin has alleged the free Internet is facing its greatest threat yet, from government efforts to control publication of and access to information by citizens (including the U.S.), over-zealous rights holders...
Google's Brin Worries About Open Web, As Google Gets Into More Privacy Messes

Why You Don't Have To Worry About Facebook's Latest Privacy Scare (FB)

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When a Facebook user sends a link to a Web page via a private Facebook message, that Web page will get an extra "Like," if it is a Facebook-"Like"-able Web page. The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Gizmodo are portraying this as a privacy invasion for Facebook users. It is...
Why You Don't Have To Worry About Facebook's Latest Privacy Scare (FB)

Stop Being Evil: Google CAPTCHA Program Accused of Privacy Invasion

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Of course it's not new, Google gets this a lot. This time the breach is Google's program using CAPTCHAs to interpret blurred house numbers. If Google has ever asked you to enter a set of blurred numbers when answering a security query for a Google account, you've entered one of these...
Stop Being Evil: Google CAPTCHA Program Accused of Privacy Invasion

In the world of Big Data, privacy invasion is the business model

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Apps snooping on your address book, sneaky ad cookies, and social networking are bad. But the real privacy demon is the shadowy data brokers slurping up every last byte about you--and how privacy invasion is an increasingly tasty business model. [Read more]...
In the world of Big Data, privacy invasion is the business model

Student Sues School For Privacy Invasion After School Found Nude Photos On Her Phone

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You may recall the news story from last year about some teenaged girls in Pennsylvania who were being threatened with child porn charges, after taking "nude and semi-nude" photos of themselves on a mobile phone during a party, and sending them to others. The judge halted the potential lawsuit, noting...
Student Sues School For Privacy Invasion After School Found Nude Photos On Her Phone
Larry Page Thinks It Won't Bother You To See People Wearing Google Glass Next To You While You Pee (GOOG)

Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

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Readers react to a proposal for a longer school year and day.    ...
Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

Privacy invasion: There's an app for that

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week in review Following Path flap, Apple resets guidelines on how iOS apps collect user data. Plus: digging into the spectrum "crisis." [Read more]...
Privacy invasion: There's an app for that

Over Half Feel Social Networking Is A Workplace Privacy Pest

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A new survey reveals the majority of people feel like social networking erodes the privacy of their workplaces. The Digital Diaries report is a recurring study by AVG Technologies into how modern social tech impacts our lives: Its latest survey has demonstrated a fascinating, perhaps worrying trend in terms...
Over Half Feel Social Networking Is A Workplace Privacy Pest

Harvard Search Of Staff Emails Enrages Professors

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Trying to recover from a PR disaster over a student cheating scandal, Harvard hunts email archives. A huge stink is wafting over Cambridge due to the fact that Harvard administrators have reportedly searched through the email archives of 16 resident deans without permission. The administration was looking to discover...
Harvard Search Of Staff Emails Enrages Professors
Seriously, This Again? New, Aggressive Marketing From Microsoft Warns Gmail Users That Google Reads Their Email

Here’s how to skip that annoying Social Reader feature on Facebook if you’re using Chrome

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You’ve probably seen the apps used by The Washington Post and Yahoo! on Facebook that require you to install something before you can read an article shared by one of your friends from their sites. Not only is it annoying, it just means that these publications want access to your...
Here’s how to skip that annoying Social Reader feature on Facebook if you’re using Chrome

Microsoft's Great Patent Application: Xbox Achievements For Watching Advertising

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You may recall the concern some have raised over Smart TVs, those internet connected glowing boxes with cameras ripe for exploits that would allow hackers to watch you watch TV. Supposedly less nefarious were concerns over technology that would allow those same Smart TVs to recognize when you had...
Microsoft's Great Patent Application: Xbox Achievements For Watching Advertising

Pew Report: 65% View Personalized Search As Bad; 73% See It As Privacy Invasion

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Personalized search? Both Google and Bing will tell you that it provides better results. But two-thirds say they don’t care. They view personalized search as a “bad thing,” a new survey finds. Nearly three-quarters also view gathering data to personalize results to be a privacy... Please visit Search Engine Land...
Pew Report: 65% View Personalized Search As Bad; 73% See It As Privacy Invasion

ITU Approves Deep Packet Inspection Standard Behind Closed Doors, Ignores Huge Privacy Implications

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Techdirt has run a number of articles about the ITU's World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) currently taking place in Dubai. One of the concerns is that decisions taken there may make the Internet less a medium that can be used to enhance personal freedom than a tool for state...
ITU Approves Deep Packet Inspection Standard Behind Closed Doors, Ignores Huge Privacy Implications
Privacy invasion or webcam art? 'Screening Reality' walks a fine line

Reliable encryption is essential to the future of the cloud

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The gospel in recent years has been that the future is in the cloud. The web will provide the services and storage you need, and it’s safer than keeping files locally. But in the wake of the Megaupload raid, some cloud storage companies are getting cold feet and are rushing...
Reliable encryption is essential to the future of the cloud

Google Glass and the future of wearable computing, with Andrew Keen and Robert Scoble [Video]

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Over the next few weeks we’ll be bringing you videos of the keynotes and onstage debates from The Next Web Europe Conference Europe 2013. To kick things off, here’s a fascinating conversation between two men with very different viewpoints. Andrew Keen has made a name for himself as a real...
Google Glass and the future of wearable computing, with Andrew Keen and Robert Scoble [Video]

Take My Facebook Password? Over My Dead Body

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Not to beat a dead horse, but there are a lot of people out there who are very, very upset at the idea of sharing their social media logins with employers or potential employers. I'm not talking about the ACLU, and a couple of senators asking the Justice Department to...
Take My Facebook Password? Over My Dead Body

$16B Should Just About Cover It: Here’s The $15B Privacy Class Action Complaint Against Facebook

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Facebook, which has now listed on NASDAQ, is set to make $16 billion if its share holds at the $38 price that it set yesterday — more if it ends higher. Here’s a coincidence: that’s just north of the total amount in damages, $15 billion, that a new class-action case...
$16B Should Just About Cover It: Here’s The $15B Privacy Class Action Complaint Against Facebook

On Spying, A Deficit Of Trust

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After it was revealed that the National Security Administration was collecting phone records of every single U.S. call on the Verizon network, even President Obama’s most ardent supporters are losing faith that he would usher in a more transparent government. Loyal Democrat, former Vice President and Internet inventor, Al Gore...
On Spying, A Deficit Of Trust

This Flaw In Facebook Lets You Create As Many Fake Likes As You Want (FB)

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Yesterday we told you that Facebook quietly scans your messages, searching for URLs that you've sent to your friends. When it sees one, it increases the number of Facebook Likes on that URL. The business media -- Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Gizmodo -- have portrayed this as a privacy...
This Flaw In Facebook Lets You Create As Many Fake Likes As You Want (FB)

ITU Approves Deep Packet Inspection Standard Behind Closed Doors, Ignores Huge Privacy Implications

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Techdirt has run a number of articles about the ITU's World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) currently taking place in Dubai. One of the concerns is that decisions taken there may make the Internet less a medium that can be used to enhance personal freedom than a tool for state...
ITU Approves Deep Packet Inspection Standard Behind Closed Doors, Ignores Huge Privacy Implications

Don't Let Big Data Boss You Around, Expert Says

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Big data is a hot young technology but it can really send a company down the wrong track, warns Lara Lee, COO of product-design company Continuum. Continuum is a 200-person, 30-year old Boston firm responsible for products like Procter & Gamble's Swiffer, the One Laptop Per Child laptop, and the...
Don't Let Big Data Boss You Around, Expert Says

A Handy Guide For Comparing Spying Vs. Terrorism Disaster Scenarios

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The week’s news has been a fear-mongering marathon between civil libertarians who are convinced we’re on the road to becoming North Korea, and security hawks who are building bunkers for the inevitable post-cyberattack hell scape. Unfortunately, because the most important facts about the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs are top secret, the...
A Handy Guide For Comparing Spying Vs. Terrorism Disaster Scenarios
Apple says it has 'never heard of PRISM' as implicated companies go on the defensive

Rutgers "cyberbully" found guilty of privacy invasion, hate crimes

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A former Rutgers student has been found guilty of hate crimes and of invading his roommate's privacy via webcam and Twitter messages. According to the Associated Press, a jury has convicted Dharun Ravi of all 15 counts against him, which include "bias intimidation" and invasion of privacy, putting him...
Rutgers "cyberbully" found guilty of privacy invasion, hate crimes

Google patent outlines phone call spying for personalized ad serving

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With Microsoft and numerous regulatory bodies nipping at Google’s heels decrying the Internet giant of shady advertising practices and loose privacy standards, one would think the Mountain View, Calif.-based Company might lie low for a while. Well, that is not the case: The Next Web reported on a Google patent today that introduces...
Google patent outlines phone call spying for personalized ad serving
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