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For California minors, Internet regrets may be a thing of the past

Sep 24, 2013
A new bill passed in California aims to protect minors from having a permanent record of photos and phrases they might regret.
Posted In: children, teens, social media, privacy, Internet, regrets

An alternative to the Internet?

Sep 10, 2013
Worried about NSA surveillance? One option is to operate on an entirely separate network.
Posted In: nsa, surveillance, Internet, privacy, internet security

More privacy concerns as leaks emerge that NSA can break encrypted data

Sep 6, 2013
More NSA revelations means even more concern about online privacy.
Posted In: privacy, internet security, nsa, Edward Snowden, surveillance

Police can your track cellphone's location, but you knew that already...didn't you?

Jul 31, 2013
If police want to track your movements using old calls you made on your cellphone, they can get the information from your cellphone company without a warrant.
Posted In: Cellphones, surveillance, data, privacy

Kevin Roose tries living surveillance-free for a day

Jul 29, 2013
New York Magazine writer Kevin Roose spent a day trying to live completely surveillance-free.
Posted In: surveillance, privacy

When it comes to online tracking, what's standard?

Jul 16, 2013
Should advertisers and other companies be able to collect and hold onto users' browsing data? And should users be able to tell web site operators to stop tracking them?
Posted In: privacy, advertising, big data

Encryption apps enter the mainstream

Jul 1, 2013
For the most part, strong encryption technology of our e-mails, texts, and phone calls has been the domain of the powerful and the paranoid. But that's starting to change.
Posted In: surveillance, nsa, PRISM, privacy, online privacy

Firefox cuts back on the cookies

Jun 27, 2013
Firefox moved forward with a plan last week to automatically block third party cookies. As you might guess, advertisers, who rely on those little crumbs of code, aren't happy.
Posted In: mozilla, firefox, cookies, privacy

Obama administration convinced EU leaders to drop spying measure: Report

Jun 13, 2013
The Obama Administration successfully lobbied the EU to do away with a proposed data privacy measure, according to a report in the Financial Times. The exclusion would make it easier for the U.S. to spy on EU citizens.
Posted In: privacy, Europe, surveillance, Obama

Google wants to reveal details of government's data requests

Jun 11, 2013
As of right now, it's not allowed to even acknowledge those requests, let alone how many of them there are and for what kind of data.
Posted In: Google, privacy, big data

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