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Start-Ups Aim to Help Users Put a Price on Their Personal Data

Start-Ups Aim to Help Users Put a Price on Their Personal Data | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Personal data management has none of the obvious appeal of social networks or smartphones, but concerns about privacy may be changing that.
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Public Perceptions of Privacy and Security in the Post-Snowden Era

Public Perceptions of  Privacy and Security in the Post-Snowden Era | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
A majority of Americans feel that their privacy is being challenged along such core dimensions as the security of their personal information and their ability to retain confidentiality.
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High stakes: UN enters late-stage negotiations for recognition of right to privacy in digital age - IFEX

High stakes: UN enters late-stage negotiations for recognition of right to privacy in digital age - IFEX | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Given the challenging UN-level negotiations on the right to privacy, Privacy International and others have urged member states to adopt principles already spelled out in the High Commissioner's report, as they are based on existing jurisprudence of human rights bodies.
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Prepare for Customers to Push Back on Privacy

Prepare for Customers to Push Back on Privacy | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
As the financial industry scrambles to monetize big data, it would be smart to remember that consumers growing concerns about privacy issues might stanch the flow of personal information in coming years.
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With some specific insights for financial institutions

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Data EthicsData Ethics | UmbelSmartData Collective

Data EthicsData Ethics | UmbelSmartData Collective | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
An indepth look at how the world feels about data rights, privacy and more.
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Philosopher Michael Lynch Says Privacy Violations Are An Affront To Human Dignity

Philosopher Michael Lynch Says Privacy Violations Are An Affront To Human Dignity | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Michael Lynch, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Connecticut, was the latest guest-speaker in my Technology, Privacy, and Law class. I asked Lynch to appear so that he could explain why he argues, in places like his amicus curiae brief for ACLU v. Clapper and articles in The New York [...]
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“We think making decisions for people—including making decisions about whether they should share information—is wrong in itself, even if it can be sometimes justified.”

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Data generated by connected devices should be considered personal, says data protection authorities

Data generated by connected devices should be considered personal, says data protection authorities | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Data protection authorities call for data protection laws to be extended to the internet of things
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NSA files decoded: Edward Snowden's surveillance revelations explained

In the last five months, the NSA's surveillance practices have been revealed to be a massive international operation, staggering in scope. But how do all of the NSA's programmes fit together – and what does it mean for you?
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21 Top Bitcoin and Digital Currency Companies Endorse New Digital Framework for Digital Identity, Trust and Open Data

ID3 is a Boston, Massachusetts, research and educational nonprofit whose mission is to develop a new social ecosystem of trusted, self-healing digital institutions.
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This is very very very interesting. 

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Laura Poitras’ Edward Snowden Documentary Is a Fine Film—Except for the Details It Omits

Laura Poitras’ Edward Snowden Documentary Is a Fine Film—Except for the Details It Omits | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
If all I knew about Edward Snowden were his portrait in Laura Poitras’ documentary, Citizenfour, I’d probably regard him as a conscientious, brave young man, maybe an American hero. But Poitras, a very talented filmmaker who flipped from journalist to collaborator in this story long ago, has chosen to leave...
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The Socialist Origins of Big Data

The Socialist Origins of Big Data | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Evgeny Morozov on how the ideas behind Project Cybersyn, a futuristic experiment in cybernetics from nineteen-seventies Chile, still shapes technology.
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Citizenfour review – Poitras' victorious film shows Snowden vindicated

Citizenfour review – Poitras' victorious film shows Snowden vindicated | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Laura Poitras’ documentary disentangles NSA surveillance and plots the story of Edward Snowden in Hong Kong and Moscow
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Why the internet has turned us into hypocrites

Why the internet has turned us into hypocrites | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
We say that we’re concerned about our privacy, yet happily share information online, writes John Naughton
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"That’s you and me, folks, and it’s how the masters of the digital universe see us."

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Google and Differential Privacy - RAPPOR - ITsecurity

There is a great deal of press coverage this week about Google’s announcement at CCS 2014 that they are working on a new project called RAPPOR (PDF) which reportedly uses techniques from the 1960s based around differential privacy. This is good news, or would be if it meant Google were becoming more ethical with regards …
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The new – unsustainable – consensus around personal data

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"The fault line is this. Most of the debate so far, including the assumptions upon which the new consensus are built – are based on a uniformly organisation-centric view" of customer/personal data. This organisation-centric perspective assumes that organisations are the only entities collecting and use customer data. Under the this model organisations collect data about their customers and use this data to drive their own internal processes, resulting in actions which they do to customers (such as targeting them with advertising messages and offers)." 

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Verizon's 'Perma-Cookie' Is a Privacy-Killing Machine | WIRED

Verizon's 'Perma-Cookie' Is a Privacy-Killing Machine | WIRED | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Verizon Wireless has been subtly altering the web traffic of its wireless customers for the past two years, inserting a string of about 50 letters, numbers, and characters into data flowing between these customers and the websites they visit. The company—one the country’s largest wireless carriers, providing cell phone service for about 123 million subscribers—calls…
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This Is Ello’s New Charter and What It Means

This Is Ello’s New Charter and What It Means | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
This morning, Ello officially closed a deal for $5.5 million in venture capital funding. Normally, this would be alarming — VC money typically indicates an exit strategy, which for social networks usually means ad-mongering and selling user data to the highest bidder. But Ello's found a way to permanently head those complaints off at the…
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A Surveillance Jacket That Photographs Everything Around You

A Surveillance Jacket That Photographs Everything Around You | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
This whimsical jacket is actually a high-tech, 360-degree camera.
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Funny. Or not?

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The Windhover Transition

ID3 is a Boston, Massachusetts, research and educational nonprofit whose mission is to develop a new social ecosystem of trusted, self-healing digital institutions.
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Very cool: principles for a distributed world

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Zillow chairman Rich Barton: How transparency is catalyzing revolution - GeekWire

Zillow chairman Rich Barton: How transparency is catalyzing revolution - GeekWire | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Zillow co-founder Rich Barton shared his business creation and investment philosophy this past week at the Zillow Premier Agent Forum, calling out the need
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Democratising the power of data

Can the core ideals of political revolution be applied in a social fabric context to empower large numbers of people and launch a new kind of crowd powered soc…
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Should spy-planes fight US crime?

Should spy-planes fight US crime? | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
The prospect of surveillance planes being used to monitor criminal activity across wide expanses of US cities is being opposed by privacy campaigners.
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Hi-res surveillance system causes US controversy

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Sir Tim Berners-Lee speaks out on data ownership

Sir Tim Berners-Lee speaks out on data ownership | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
The inventor of the web says data must be owned by its subject, rather than corporations, advertisers, and analysts. By Alex Hern
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