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MediaShift acquires Travora Media to create traveler advertising juggernaut
UK government is allegedly involved in US internet spying program PRISM
TC Labs Created Occupy.here To Give You An Internet All Your Own
World Wide [Redacted]: inside Iran's private internet

Michigan Becomes Latest State To Protect Citizens From Employers And Schools Snooping On Private Social Feeds

techcrunch.com
Employers and schools in Michigan, the greatest state in the Nation, are now prohibited from asking employees and students for passwords to their personal email and social media accounts. In a win for reasonable privacy and common sense, Michigan Gov. Rick Synder just signed House Bill 5523 into law introduced...
Michigan Becomes Latest State To Protect Citizens From Employers And Schools Snooping On Private Social Feeds

If You Work In California Or Illinois, Your Boss Can't Ask You For Your Facebook Password Anymore (FB)

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CHICAGO (Reuters) - Employers in California and Illinois will be prohibited from demanding access to workers' password-protected social networking accounts and teachers in Oregon will be required to report suspected student bullies thanks to new laws taking effect in 2013. In all, more than 400 measures were enacted at the...
If You Work In California Or Illinois, Your Boss Can't Ask You For Your Facebook Password Anymore (FB)

My own private Internet: .secure TLD floated as bad-guy-free zone

arstechnica.com
A venture with $9 million in backing wants to establish a locked-down domain....
My own private Internet: .secure TLD floated as bad-guy-free zone
You'll never guess which country asks Google for information about users the most

Find your own private Internet with Freenet

www.pcworld.com
Anonymous peer-to-peer communication on the Internet isn't just a handy tool for privacy enthusiasts; it's critical for preserving free speech in the digital world. Anonymous file-sharing services like BitTorrent are legion, but their utility is limited--you can share only files--and their reputations are unfairly tarnished by people who use...
Find your own private Internet with Freenet

Is Comcast violating net-neutrality rules?

tech.fortune.cnn.com
Even if it turns out that Comcast’s Xfinity for Xbox video-on-demand service isn’t running afoul of the FCC’s rules for treating Internet traffic equally, the result is the same for consumers and competitors: Comcast’s service has the edge. FORTUNE — It’s up to the FCC to decide whether Comcast (CMSCA)...
Is Comcast violating net-neutrality rules?

DuckDuckGo revels in PRISM security fears, racking up a record 2.35m searches in a single day

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Microsoft, Yahoo and Google and others were tarred by PRISM after exposed for providing data to the US spying program, and that’s helped lesser search rival DuckDuckGo record its best-ever day of traffic with 2.35 million search requests made on Wednesday. For those not familiar with it, DuckDuckGo provides ‘private’...
DuckDuckGo revels in PRISM security fears, racking up a record 2.35m searches in a single day

How Did Private Companies Become The Guardians Of Our Online Privacy?

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U.S. government surveillance of email, search and other online activities is on the rise, while laws protecting people's privacy remain murky. As a result, private Internet and communications service providers - and even apps makers - have become the gatekeepers of our personal data and our first line of defense...
How Did Private Companies Become The Guardians Of Our Online Privacy?

When Is The Social Curation Bubble Going To Burst?

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You just can’t move for social curation services right now. The biggest noise might be coming from Pinterest, which is growing like a weed — but whether it’s the new-look Delicious, Switzerland’s Paperli, shopping curation site Svpply, image service Mlkshk or another site, the fact is that almost everybody...
When Is The Social Curation Bubble Going To Burst?

My own private internet

www.roughtype.com
Here's Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz, in a new Esquire interview, describing her vision of the future of the Net: I call it the Internet of One. I want it to be mine, and I don't want to work too hard to get what I need. In a way, I want...
My own private internet

The mail order bride boom

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The leading "premium international dating" site opens its books for the first time. And, business is good. By Anne VanderMey, reporter FORTUNE -- Anastasia doesn't seem particularly concerned that I'm not interested in marrying her. The 23-year-old Ukrainian is gamely answering questions in our private internet chat room, which is...
The mail order bride boom

"Cyberdraft" Would Press-Gang Geeks Into Government Service

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Could your company's IT department or dev team soon be drafted as digital soldiers in an ongoing cyberwar? The Cooperative Cyber Defence Center of Excellence, NATO's think tank for cyberdefense, is located in the beautiful medieval city of Tallinn, Estonia--the front line of warfare's future. In 2007, Russian hackers...
"Cyberdraft" Would Press-Gang Geeks Into Government Service

Just As Ecuador Grants Asylum To Assange, It Prepares To Extradite Blogger For Exposing Corruption

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We just wrote about hypocrisy from Russia, condemning the UK over the Julian Assange situation at the same time that it was putting Pussy Riot in jail for political speech. As someone pointed out in our comments, there's plenty of hypocrisy to go around, including with Ecuador, who, at the...
Just As Ecuador Grants Asylum To Assange, It Prepares To Extradite Blogger For Exposing Corruption

Google wades into political minefield with "Google Palestine"

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Google.ps, the website formerly known as "Google Palestinian Territories," was re-christened "Google Palestine" on Wednesday. Israel has opposed international recognition of an independent Palestinian state. "This change raises questions about the reasons behind this surprising involvement of what is basically a private internet company in international politics—and on the...
Google wades into political minefield with "Google Palestine"
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