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Privacy Groups Sound the Alarm Over FBI’s Facial-Recognition Technology

Privacy Groups Sound the Alarm Over FBI’s Facial-Recognition Technology | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Advocates are pushing Attorney General Eric Holder to assess the privacy impact of the FBI's controversial database that is expected to become fully operational later this year.
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XKEYSCORE: NSA's Google for the World's Private Communications

XKEYSCORE: NSA's Google for the World's Private Communications | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
One of the NSA's most powerful tools of mass surveillance makes tracking someone’s Internet usage as easy as entering an email address, and provides no built-in technology to prevent abuse.
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Report: Facebook Is Working On A Personal Assistant Called 'Moneypenny' To Compete With Google Now, Possibly Use Humans To Perform For-Fee Tasks

According to an anonymously-sourced report from The Information, Facebook is working on their own entry into the virtual assistant market. Unlike Google No... by Jacob Long in News, Rumors
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Companies Should Have to Agree to Your Personal Privacy Policy

Companies Should Have to Agree to Your Personal Privacy Policy | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Dear Corporation, You have expressed an interest in collecting personal information about me. (This interest may have been expressed by implication, in case you were attempting to collect such data without notifying me first.) Since you have told me repeatedly that personalization is a great benefit,\ and that advertising, search...
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No one wants to protect your privacy

No one wants to protect your privacy | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
We used to assume Terms & Conditions had our backs, that the legalese we have little choice but to click on would work in our interests, as well as our software makers’. But that assumption has turned out to be misplaced.
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In NSA-intercepted data, those not targeted far outnumber the foreigners who are

In NSA-intercepted data, those not targeted far outnumber the foreigners who are | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Files provided by Edward Snowden show the extent ordinary Web users get caught in the net of surveillance.
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2016: The Year We Claim Our Privacy Back

2016: The Year We Claim Our Privacy Back | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
No More Tinfoil Hats You lost your rights to privacy years ago, get over it. The day you created your first email address, or posted that first picture to Instagram, or created your Facebook profile, or bought that first item on Amazon, that was it. Hasta La Vista, data. As consumers, we [...]
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Why Apple Isn't Biting on 'Data for Discounts' Model

Why Apple Isn't Biting on 'Data for Discounts' Model | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Apple is the most valuable company in the history of the world, with millions of loyal customers using its devices and software to communicate and connect
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Bruce Schneier: David Cameron's proposed encryption ban would 'destroy the internet'

Bruce Schneier: David Cameron's proposed encryption ban would 'destroy the internet' | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Bruce Schneier, a highly-respected security and cryptography expert, thinks that Cameron's proposed encryption ban is extremely dangerous.
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'The Internet of You' Wins People's Choice Award at Amplify Expo - The Meeco Blog

'The Internet of You' Wins People's Choice Award at Amplify Expo - The Meeco Blog | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Joint exhibitors AMP and Meeco emerged as the people’s choice for the most innovative concept at Amplify Festival Expo.
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For Post-Snowden Cloud Startups, Privacy Is A Hard Sell

For Post-Snowden Cloud Startups, Privacy Is A Hard Sell | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
studies indicate that plenty of consumers wish their online activities were more private, even the creators of many of these privacy tools acknowledge that all but the simplest of them are still too complex to win over the majority of the Internet-using public.

"Unless you understand everything from the ground up, it’s really, really hard to own your data," says Alex Payne, the creator of a free, open-source, private-cloud toolkit called Sovereign. It equips a stock Linux server with open-s
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Apple and Google Battle over Personalization and Privacy - The New Yorker

Apple and Google Battle over Personalization and Privacy - The New Yorker | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
The two companies’ ecosystems look a little different, but they are meant to do pretty much the same thing.
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Internet users care about their privacy but have given up on safeguarding it

Internet users care about their privacy but have given up on safeguarding it | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
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Google Knows What You Did Last Summer, Now Shows It To You In Google Maps

Google Knows What You Did Last Summer, Now Shows It To You In Google Maps | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Social apps like Foursquare / Swarm are more about places you're at or where you're going. Today, the Google Maps team launched a feature called "Your..
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How Data Privatization Will Change Planning Practice

How Data Privatization Will Change Planning Practice | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Planners will be presented with new challenges and opportunities in an era of data-enhanced government.
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Big tech has your email and photos. Now it's on a quest to own your DNA.

Big tech has your email and photos. Now it's on a quest to own your DNA. | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
But these companies aren’t in the business of humanitarian work. They answer to shareholders and investors. And their terms of service agreements reflect that. 23andMe makes clear that “by providing any sample…you acquire no rights in any research or commercial products that may be developed by 23and­Me or its collaborating partners.” As for Ancestry, the language in the TOS recently changed to remove phrases like “your information” in favor of “personal information.” The change is subtle, but telling. Chahine said it was part of bigger strategy that “required being able to have the right consents, and making sure the consumers understood their rights and how the data was going to be used.”

But you get the picture. So it’s important to keep in mind how we share our most personal information, lest it be sold to the highest bidder. Earlier this year there were rumors that Ancestry was up for sale, and your data with it.
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"But these companies aren’t in the business of humanitarian work. They answer to shareholders and investors. And their terms of service agreements reflect that. 23andMe makes clear that “by providing any sample…you acquire no rights in any research or commercial products that may be developed by 23and­Me or its collaborating partners.” As for Ancestry, the language in the TOS recently changed to remove phrases like “your information” in favor of “personal information.” The change is subtle, but telling. Chahine said it was part of bigger strategy that “required being able to have the right consents, and making sure the consumers understood their rights and how the data was going to be used.”

But you get the picture. So it’s important to keep in mind how we share our most personal information, lest it be sold to the highest bidder. Earlier this year there were rumors that Ancestry was up for sale, and your data with it."

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What the massive government breach means for your personal data

What the massive government breach means for your personal data | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Here's a breakdown of the biggest questions about the government hack -- what you should know about the attack, who is affected and what it means for you.
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Superflux research project imagine London patrolled by a fleet of drones

Superflux research project imagine London patrolled by a fleet of drones | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Superflux has built and filmed from a series of drones, which might one day be used in cities for surveillance, traffic control and advertising.
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Security Experts Oppose Government Access to Encrypted Communication

Security Experts Oppose Government Access to Encrypted Communication | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
A new report says giving the governments “exceptional access” to encrypted communications would jeopardize confidential data and critical infrastructure.
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Crystalizing our thinking about the data economy

Crystalizing our thinking about the data economy | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Have you tried Cystal Knows yet?  It’s a website that claims to scour the web and your emails (with appropriate permissions) for information that it allows it to build a personality profile on your...
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Do Privacy Concerns Really Change With The Internet Of Things?

Do Privacy Concerns Really Change With The Internet Of Things? | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
The Internet of Things is collecting ever more information about ourselves, our lifestyles and environment. Have our concerns about privacy changed? A report by Altimeter Group takes a closer look.
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Data, Data Everywhere, But Not A Bit You Own

Data, Data Everywhere, But Not A Bit You Own | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
By Adrienne Jane Burke Who owns data? How should data privacy be defined and protected? And what is the potential for regulation to support or impede the growth of digital data businesses? Those were among the tough questions panelists at the Techonomy Policy 2015 event in Washington last week grappled with [...]
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Why The OPM Breach Is Such a Security and Privacy Debacle | WIRED

Why The OPM Breach Is Such a Security and Privacy Debacle | WIRED | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
The hacker breach of the Office of Personnel Management, exposing four million government employees' data, is far worse than it looked when it first hit the public eye.
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