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The Revolution of the Data Slaves

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Some years ago, when Facebook “only” had 356M users, I remember Marc Zuckerberg saying: “… changing the privacy options of 356M users overnight, that’s not something everybody would do. Well, we de...
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New post: "The Revolution of the Data Slaves" http://wp.me/pustL-BT > to celebrate the global launch today 23 June 2014 of Respect Network. Let's take back control of our data  #TakeBackControl Respect Network

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What you don’t know about Internet algorithms is hurting you. (And you probably don’t know very much!)

What you don’t know about Internet algorithms is hurting you. (And you probably don’t know very much!) | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Algorithms dictate everything you see online -- including this story. Despite their power, we know little about how they work.
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Barclays and PayPal join Government ID access scheme

Barclays and PayPal join Government ID access scheme | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Finextra: Barclays and PayPal are among a list of nine companies applying to act as identity providers for UK consumers accessing Government services online.
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Surveillance Valley: The Rise of the Google-Military Complex

Surveillance Valley: The Rise of the Google-Military Complex | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
A book by Yasha Levine about how Silicon Valley turned the Internet into the greatest surveillance apparatus in the history of mankind.
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Data privacy in a wearables world

Data privacy in a wearables world | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Data is precious -- that much is obvious. For wearable tech and the quantified self in particular, digital brands and hardware vendors are increasingly conscious of the huge opportunity that this data provides them. It gives them greater insight into the lives, behaviors and tastes of consumers than ever before. But as we learned in Spiderman,
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iSpy: The CIA Campaign to Steal Apple's Secrets

iSpy: The CIA Campaign to Steal Apple's Secrets | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Researchers working with the Central Intelligence Agency have conducted a multi-year, sustained effort to break the security of Apple’s iPhones and iPads.
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The Blackphone Project: the world’s first enterprise privacy platform

The Blackphone Project: the world’s first enterprise privacy platform | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Privacy is a right, not a privilege. Join us in protecting it.
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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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United Nations establishes landmark role for expert to investigate and report on right to privacy | Privacy International

United Nations establishes landmark role for expert to investigate and report on right to privacy | Privacy International | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
The right to privacy is an invaluable human right, essential to human autonomy and dignity, and deserves explicit attention to ensure that it is respected and protected around the world.
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"The right to privacy is an invaluable human right, essential to human autonomy and dignity, and deserves explicit attention to ensure that it is respected and protected around the world."

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Google adviser calls on tech giant to create a separate organisation for data

Google adviser calls on tech giant to create a separate organisation for data | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Sandy Pentland, MIT professor, talks to the Guardian about the ‘crowd-madness’ of social media and why tech giants such as Google must separate and protect users’ data
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The Privacy Revolt: The Growing Demand For Privacy-as-a-Service | WIRED

The Privacy Revolt: The Growing Demand For Privacy-as-a-Service | WIRED | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Paul Walsh/Flickr There’s one thing just about every company has in common right now. Without even necessarily meaning to, they have in some way become the proprietor of a new kind of wealth. I’m referring of course to their customers’ data. But the flipside to acquiring that data is your customers now hold you to…
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Europe - France unveils ‘snooping bill’ in wake of Paris attacks

Europe - France unveils ‘snooping bill’ in wake of Paris attacks | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Prime Minister Manuel Valls unveiled Thursday a bill that would make it easier for French intelligence services to deter potential terror threats, allowing agents to snoop through emails and intercept phone calls involving suspected terrorists.
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Our algorithms, ourselves

Our algorithms, ourselves | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
An earlier version of this essay appeared last year, under the headline "The Manipulators," in the Los Angeles Review of Books. Since the launch of Netscape and Yahoo twenty years ago, the story of...
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"Because algorithms impose on us the interests and biases of others, we have a right and an obligation to carefully examine and, when appropriate, judiciously regulate those algorithms. We have a right and an obligation to understand how we, and our information, are being manipulated. To ignore that responsibility, or to shirk it because it raises hard problems, is to grant a small group of people — the kind of people who carried out the Facebook and OKCupid experiments — the power to play with us at their whim."

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Betaworks CEO: There Will Be No Line Between Us and Our Devices — Backchannel — Medium

Betaworks CEO: There Will Be No Line Between Us and Our Devices - Backchannel - Medium
Between AI and Augmented Intelligence, we will redefine “human”
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The Best Ways to Undermine Surveillance—Like Searching for Random People on Facebook

The Best Ways to Undermine Surveillance—Like Searching for Random People on Facebook | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
This essay is excerpted from Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World by Bruce Schneier, published by W. W. Norton & Co. Inc. Surveillance is both a technological and a legal problem. Technological solutions are often things we can do ourselves. We can...
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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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