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Google's Nest Buys Dropcam for $555 Million

Google's Nest Buys Dropcam for $555 Million | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Nest says it is undertaking the acquisition itself -- and that goes for the privacy policy, too.
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Italian privacy watchdog says to conduct inspections at Google U.S. offices

Italian privacy watchdog says to conduct inspections at Google U.S. offices | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Italy's data privacy watchdog said Google Inc had agreed to it conducting inspections at its Californian headquarters, the first time a European Union regulator will make checks on
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GCHQ's Hacking Of Gemalto Shows The Global Telecoms Industry Is Broken

GCHQ's Hacking Of Gemalto Shows The Global Telecoms Industry Is Broken | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Snowden's latest leaks reveal an assault by British spies on the telecoms industry. It's alleged the British agency GCHQ stole SIM encryption keys from Gemalto, which provides the phone chips to many of the world's biggest networks. In doing so, it could access a massive number of communications and share them with the NSA. And it has shown just how little people can now trust in their telecoms services.
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Questioning the ‘Internet of Things’ | The Next Women - Business Magazine

Questioning the ‘Internet of Things’ | The Next Women - Business Magazine | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Alyssa Jane McDonald shares her views on the new technology the ‘Internet of Things,’ and discusses its applications and privacy problems.
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Un-Quantify Yourself

Un-Quantify Yourself | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Put the body-monitoring tool down, turn around, and slowly walk away. Just because something is measurable doesn’t mean you should measure it, especially if there’s no guarantee it will improve your quality of life. I’m not a technophobe—far from it. These days, I juggle many professional balls, so I gladly rely on my arsenal ofRead More
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Changes in Facebook default profile visibility settings over time (2005–2014)

Changes in Facebook default profile visibility settings over time (2005–2014).
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100+ MAKERS AND MAVERICKS — 2014 — A Small Giant — Medium

100+ MAKERS AND MAVERICKS — 2014 — A Small Giant — Medium | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
100+ MAKERS AND MAVERICKS - 2014. ¶

Each year we compile a list of the one hundred+ people that got us to utter those words ‘I wish I had…
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Nice cross functional list. Inspiring

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How the CIA made Google

How the CIA made Google | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Inside the secret network behind mass surveillance, endless war, and Skynet — part 1
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Massive piece of journalistic investigation

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What Happens To Privacy When The Internet Is In Everything?

What Happens To Privacy When The Internet Is In Everything? | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
This week Google's Eric Schmidt was on a panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos, where he suggested that the future Internet will be, in one sense,..
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Michael Fertik: online reputation is becoming more valuable than money or power

Michael Fertik: online reputation is becoming more valuable than money or power | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
The author of The Reputation Economy believes online reputation is now so important that we risk becoming persona non grata if we ignore it. He talks to Tim Lewis
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23andMe Teams With Big Pharma to Find Treatments Hidden in Our DNA | WIRED

23andMe Teams With Big Pharma to Find Treatments Hidden in Our DNA | WIRED | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
The personal DNA-scanning startup is sharing data on 650,000 individuals with pharmaceutical giant Pfizer in the hope of uncovering the genetic roots of disease.
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Owning is the New Sharing

Owning is the New Sharing | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Image from OpenSource.com's article "Don't Build a Better Mousetrap. Change the Business Model."
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Will the internet of things finally kill privacy?

In the internet of things, the Federal Trade Commission sees the possibility of flourishing new markets. But it also sees a prologue to Black Mirror: in a new report that probes the privacy...
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Google Calls FBI's Plan to Expand Hacking Power a 'Monumental' Constitutional Threat

Google Calls FBI's Plan to Expand Hacking Power a 'Monumental' Constitutional Threat | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Any change in accessing computer data should go through Congress, the search giant said.
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Samsung rejects concern over 'Orwellian' privacy policy

Samsung rejects concern over 'Orwellian' privacy policy | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Smart TV voice recognition software could transmit ‘personal or other sensitive information’ to a third party, Samsung’s policy warns
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Obama's Attempts To Rein In NSA 'An Insult' To 96 Per Cent Of World's Population

Obama's Attempts To Rein In NSA 'An Insult' To 96 Per Cent Of World's Population | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Though Obama's administration has offered some comfort to Americans around the NSA's abuse of their privacy, the rest of the world has scant protections, critics say. The latest attempts to highlight the proactive work to curb NSA spying, through a Director of National Intelligence report, have only fired up privacy activists.
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Fightback against internet giants’ stranglehold on personal data starts here

Fightback against internet giants’ stranglehold on personal data starts here | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
With the Databox concept, scientists at British universities have begun an attempt to win back control of information about us, writes John Naughton
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Metadata Can Expose Person’s Identity Even Without Name | MIT Research | Privacy

Metadata Can Expose Person’s Identity Even Without Name | MIT Research | Privacy | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Shopping habits can expose a person’s identity even when he or she is a nameless customer in a database of anonymous credit-card records, according to a study that shows the power of so-called metadata to circumvent privacy protections.


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Shopping habits can expose a person’s identity even when he or she is a nameless customer in a database of anonymous credit-card records, according to a study that shows the power of so-called metadata to circumvent privacy protections.


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Why political solidarity at the Paris Hebdo rally has become the most dangerous threat ever to privacy » The Privacy Surgeon

Why political solidarity at the Paris Hebdo rally has become the most dangerous threat ever to privacy » The Privacy Surgeon | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
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David Cameron seeks cooperation of US president over encryption crackdown

David Cameron seeks cooperation of US president over encryption crackdown | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
PM to ask Barack Obama to put pressure on US internet companies to work more closely with UK intelligence agencies
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What David Cameron just proposed would endanger every Briton and destroy the IT industry

What David Cameron just proposed would endanger every Briton and destroy the IT industry | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
David Cameron says there should be no "means of communication" which "we cannot read" -- and no doubt many in his party will agree with him, politically. But if they understood the technology, they would be shocked to their boots.
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You Are Not the Product: The Coming Revolution in Social Networks

You Are Not the Product: The Coming Revolution in Social Networks | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
It's time to recognize that people are not the product and that end user contributions to social networks deserve to be compensated.
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