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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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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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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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Privacy Is Completely And Utterly Dead, And We Killed It

Privacy Is Completely And Utterly Dead, And We Killed It | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Privacy…everyone keeps talking about it and apparently everyone is concerned with it, but going forward does it even mat…
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Privacy Is Completely And Utterly Dead, And We Killed It

Privacy Is Completely And Utterly Dead, And We Killed It | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Privacy…everyone keeps talking about it and apparently everyone is concerned with it, but going forward does it even mat…
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Ello Says You're Not a Product, But You Are

Ello Says You're Not a Product, But You Are | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
The new social-media site's manifesto rails against turning customers into units, but it is just doing the same thing differently.
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Review: When Google Met WikiLeaks (2014) by Julian Assange

Review: When Google Met WikiLeaks (2014) by Julian Assange | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Julian Assange’s 2014 book When Google Met WikiLeaks consists of essays authored by Assange and, more significantly, the transcript of a discussion between Assange and Google’s Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen.
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The NSA has a plan to map the entire Internet. It's called 'Treasure Map'

The NSA has a plan to map the entire Internet. It's called 'Treasure Map' | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Newly exposed Snowden documents reveal the NSA's in-depth plan to "map the entire Internet -- any device, anywhere, all the time." According to a report published today by German news publication D...
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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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5 Ways Facebook Geo-Targeting Will Change Your Life

5 Ways Facebook Geo-Targeting Will Change Your Life | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Marketers have long been challenged to reach consumers near the point of purchase decision, particularly when those decisions are made impulsively like quick-service restaurants and certain other bricks and mortar retailers.  In fact, QSRs long fought to have presence within a 3-mile radius of their stores, often limited to reaching [...]
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"In our over scheduled lives, everyone has a running “to-do” list.   With geo-targeted messages, Saturday-morning errands will be enhanced with task reminders." > sounds terrible to me...

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This Privacy Policy Forced Users To Give Up Their Kids For Wi-Fi

This Privacy Policy Forced Users To Give Up Their Kids For Wi-Fi | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
And people said yes.
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I’m fascinated by Ello because it reminds me of when the social web was still new

I’m fascinated by Ello because it reminds me of when the social web was still new | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Warning: This post may contain statements that sound like an old person lecturing younger readers about how things were …
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FBI Director Slams Apple and Google Over New User Privacy Protections

FBI Director Slams Apple and Google Over New User Privacy Protections | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
On Thursday, FBI Director James Comey offered a rather tone-deaf critique of new privacy protections offered on Apple and Google mobile operating systems. "I am a huge believer in the rule of law,” Comey assured reporters, according to the Huffington Post. “But I am also a believer that no one...
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Newly Proposed Amendment Will Allow FBI to Hack TOR and VPN Users - Hack Read

Newly Proposed Amendment Will Allow FBI to Hack TOR and VPN Users - Hack Read | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
In order to overcome the dilemma of privacy on internet, FBI has requested an amendment in the Rule 41 of Federal rules of criminal procedure. According to the proposed amendment, FBI will have more control over overseas computer in an attempt to safeguard user’s anonymity in the world of internet. Furthermore, FBI will also enjoy [...]
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