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Reflections on digital identity in a hyperconnected world
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Your phone is the perfect surveillance tool - Futurity

Your phone is the perfect surveillance tool - Futurity | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Surveillance is a fundamental part of the cellular network, writes Stephen Wicker in his new book Cellular Convergence and the Death of Privacy.
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Is the Internet For or Against You? - Techonomy

Is the Internet For or Against You? - Techonomy | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
In the Internet marketplace, your virtual self and your reputation are being qualified, commoditized, and monetized.
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Excellent #techonomy13 panel with @ajkeen

@michaelfertik and others

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NSA SEXINT is the Abuse You’ve All Been Waiting For

NSA SEXINT is the Abuse You’ve All Been Waiting For | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
A Forum on Law, Rights, and U.S. National Security
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Wolf Richter: How Much Is My Private Data Worth? (Google Just Offered Me $$) « naked capitalism

Wolf Richter: How Much Is My Private Data Worth? (Google Just Offered Me $$) « naked capitalism | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Commentary on current economic and financial news.
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I can't believe this, but it seems to be true: a Google/GfK router that can suck all your internet traffic.

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Video: Why Care About the N.S.A.?

Video: Why Care About the N.S.A.? | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
A short film explores whether ordinary Americans should be concerned about online surveillance.
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23andMe and the Democratization of Health Information | Think Tank | Big Think

23andMe and the Democratization of Health Information | Think Tank | Big Think | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Anne Wojcicki, co-founder of 23andMe, tells Big Think that people should have access to anything that is fundamentally theirs.
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Facebook is for grandparents: What we need in a next-gen social network

Facebook is for grandparents: What we need in a next-gen social network | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Jonathan Saragossi is the founder of IM Creator, a free website builder, and AppSite, a tool for promoting mobile applications. Jonathan is also a UX and marketing consultant ...
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"The next social network should be decentralized"

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Google's chief internet evangelist says 'privacy may actually be an anomaly'

Google's chief internet evangelist says 'privacy may actually be an anomaly' | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Google's chief internet evangelist, Vint Cerf, suggests that privacy is a fairly new development that may not be sustainable. "Privacy may actually be an anomaly," Cerf said at an FTC event...
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Vint Cerf is not stupid, but this is a worrying point of view. It is not because everybody knows everybody in a little town, that this means there is no privacy. 

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Tech Entrepreneurs Agree: It's Time to Regulate the Internet Ecosystem - Techonomy

Tech Entrepreneurs Agree: It's Time to Regulate the Internet Ecosystem - Techonomy | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Among optimists and cheerleaders for the transformative power of the Internet, entrepreneurs disagree on its impact but agree on the need for regulation.
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The people’s panopticon

The people’s panopticon | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
ABOUT halfway through Dave Eggers’s bestselling dystopian satire on Silicon Valley, “The Circle”, the reader meets Stewart, a bald, silent, stooped 60-year-old...
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Facebook Reasserts Posts Can Be Used to Advertise

Facebook Reasserts Posts Can Be Used to Advertise | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
The company says it made more clear that postings and other personal data can be used in advertising on the site and reiterated that includes information from teenage users.
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Google Takes Its Tracking Into The Real World - Digiday

Google is constantly tracking smartphone users' locations and using that data to see what stores they visit.
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"Google is now telling advertisers it has a way to do just that – and it involves tracking consumers’ smartphone locations all the time, wherever they go, even when they’re not using a Google app."

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The 10 Rules of Surveillance Dystopia Stories

The 10 Rules of Surveillance Dystopia Stories | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
What do Person of Interest, Hunger Games and Minority Report have in common? They're all set in a surveillance dystopia, where They are watching your every move and controlling your life with electronic devices.
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Saving the Net from the surveillance state: Glenn Greenwald speaks up (Q&A)

Saving the Net from the surveillance state: Glenn Greenwald speaks up (Q&A) | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
The man to whom Edward Snowden entrusted his NSA documents isn't content just to save the Bill of Rights and reinvent journalism. He also wants to stop the Internet from becoming history's most dangerous spy tool.
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Big Privacy: Bridging Big Data and the Personal Data Ecosystem Through Privacy by Design - Privacy By Design

Big Privacy: Bridging Big Data and the Personal Data Ecosystem Through Privacy by Design - Privacy By Design | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
If personal data is the “new oil” of the Internet, then Big Data is the “machinery” that runs on it. Like our dependence on fossil fuels, Big Data’s current consumption of personal data is not sustainable.
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When Algorithms Grow Accustomed to Your Face

When Algorithms Grow Accustomed to Your Face | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Companies are developing software to analyze our fleeting facial expressions and to get at the emotions behind them.
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The NSA and surveillance ... made simple - video animation

Confused about the NSA revelations? Find out how the activities of GCHQ and the NSA affect you with our animation
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Privacy International begins tracking surveillance industry | PCWorld

Privacy International begins tracking surveillance industry | PCWorld | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Activist group Privacy International has launched an ambitious project to track the spread of commercial surveillance, spying, and tracking technology and the often secretive firms selling into the booming sector.
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Exclusive: Inside America's Plan to Kill Online Privacy Rights Everywhere

Exclusive: Inside America's Plan to Kill Online Privacy Rights Everywhere | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
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Dogged Determination

Dogged Determination | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Some colleagues and I got into a short discussion about the FIDO alliance last week. That’s the Fast Identity Online Alliance, which was formed in July 2012 with the aim of addressing the lack of inte...
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Dogged Determination by @ericsachs on two factor authentication and FIDO http://blogs.kuppingercole.com/kearns/2013/11/19/dogged-determination/#.UoxsZEvF7WY.twitter

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You Need a Right to Use Your Data

You Need a Right to Use Your Data | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
This article is part of Future Tense, a collaboration among Arizona State University, the New America Foundation, and Slate. On Thursday, Nov.
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Google patent: THROAT TATTOO with lie-detecting mobe microphone built-in

Google patent: THROAT TATTOO with lie-detecting mobe microphone built-in | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
What could POSSIBLY go wrong?
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US intelligence wants to radically advance facial recognition software

National Intelligence agency wants to cull facial IDs from massive amounts of video, images
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