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There's a Way To Stop Corporate Spies From Profiting Off Your Data

On Valentine’s Day two years ago, Facebook explained how it can tell when you’re falling in love. Future couples start to interact a lot more and then, boom: kissy face. 1,009 more words


How Did the 'Netflix Reality Check' Gather Its Data?

Microphones are the new surveillance cameras.

TV news was abuzz Thursday morning after Variety reported on a presentation by Alan Wurtzel, a president at NBCUniversal, who said that streaming shows weren’t cutting into broadcast television viewership to the degree that much of the press seems to believe.  770 more words


Cryptic ideas on Encryption; 24-Nov-2015

After the Paris and Beirut attacks, several people and media houses are questioning terrorist use of encryption software. The author upholds the point of having such cryptography software and says that terrorism is not about means but about ends. 60 more words

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Civilian Oversight Boards Should Ask Police These Questions

Recent movements against police violence in cities like Ferguson, Missouri, and Baltimore have raised serious questions about who holds the police accountable in violent encounters with civilians. 555 more words

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Websites Can Probably Guess Your Identity With Three Basic Data Points

With just your date of birth, your zip code and your gender, it is almost guaranteed that someone could identify exactly who you are. Our web browsers are readily giving up at least three pieces of information about us, which makes it easy to identify users across websites without actually putting anything on our computers.  1,203 more words


WMD in his underpants,... where else

Weapon of Mass Destruction (WMD) is tough, if not impossible, to find if you are American politician. However, if you are airport security agent and really know where to look you may get lucky, sort of: 41 more words


British surveillance state "worse than Orwell’s 1984"


UN Special Rapporteur on Privacy Joseph Cannataci has described Britain’s oversight of surveillance as a “bad joke” and said the situation is worse than anything author George Orwell imagined in his dystopian novel “Nineteen Eighty-Four.” 347 more words

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