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The nature of identity and privacy in hyperconnectivity
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Tracking Sensors Invade the Workplace

Tracking Sensors Invade the Workplace | Identity and Privacy | Scoop.it
As Big Data becomes a fixture of office life, companies are turning to tracking devices to gather real-time information on how teams of employees work and interact.
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via @changeist there are ethical issues around intent, but full intermediation has some benefits for value metrics, will be interesting to see how this gets balanced, perhaps the value equation is the layer of indirection needed

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Obscurity: A Better Way to Think About Your Data Than 'Privacy'

Obscurity: A Better Way to Think About Your Data Than 'Privacy' | Identity and Privacy | Scoop.it
Obscurity is a protective state that can further a number of goals, such as autonomy, self-fulfillment, socialization, and relative freedom from the abuse of power.
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Worthwhile perspective, just because data is accessible doesn't mean it is 'public', there is a qualitative difference in the 'public access' based on that ease of consumption - the other valuable point is that the conclusions drawn may not fully reflect the intent of the gesture being aggregated (a 'like' can mean many things, and can be assumed to mean almost anything the statistician wants it to) - in a nastier world, analytics may show you are an enemy of the state, even though no such intent exists, then we are talking tangible problems coming out of the analysis of big data

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Researchers Find Way to Pinpoint Location Where Online Video was Shot

Researchers Find Way to Pinpoint Location Where Online Video was Shot | Identity and Privacy | Scoop.it
Researchers are currently working on a software program that can analyze online video and pinpoint the location where it was captured.
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Score one for the thicket

Score one for the thicket | Identity and Privacy | Scoop.it
WHILE everyone was watching the fiscal-cliff debacle, Congress and Barack Obama decided that they could still eavesdrop on Americans' putatively private...
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The fight for control of the internet has become critical

The fight for control of the internet has become critical | Identity and Privacy | Scoop.it
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Manna, Chapter 1, by Marshall Brain

short story predicting one possible end game to big personal data combined with efficiency driven structural unemployment
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British authorities unveil plan for mass electronic surveillance

British authorities unveil plan for mass electronic surveillance | Identity and Privacy | Scoop.it
British authorities on Thursday unveiled an ambitious plan to log details about every email, phone call and text message in the U.K.
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TechCrunch | OneID Grabs $7M From Khosla & North Bridge To Replace Usernames And Passwords

TechCrunch | OneID Grabs $7M From Khosla & North Bridge To Replace Usernames And Passwords | Identity and Privacy | Scoop.it
Fragmentation isn't just a problem reserved for mobile operating systems, it's inherent to our online identities as well.
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Watchdog: Border deal a risk to Canadians’ privacy

Watchdog: Border deal a risk to Canadians’ privacy | Identity and Privacy | Scoop.it
OTTAWA — A new border security deal with the United States may breach the privacy of Canadian citizens, say Canada’s official privacy watchdogs.
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Collusion for Firefox Shows You Who’s Tracking You on the Web In Real Time

Collusion for Firefox Shows You Who’s Tracking You on the Web In Real Time | Identity and Privacy | Scoop.it
Firefox: We talk a lot about privacy at Lifehacker, specifically about how your activities are tracked on the web and what you can do to stop it.
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Opt-Out Provision Would Halt Some, but Not All, Web Tracking

Opt-Out Provision Would Halt Some, but Not All, Web Tracking | Identity and Privacy | Scoop.it
Advertising and technology industries, which have been under pressure to do more to ensure privacy, said they would support a “Do Not Track” mechanism, yet consumers would hardly be invisible online.
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privacyscore analytics - your online privacy guide

privacyscore analytics - your online privacy guide | Identity and Privacy | Scoop.it
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Google’s Autonomous Vehicles Draw Skepticism at Legal Symposium

Google’s Autonomous Vehicles Draw Skepticism at Legal Symposium | Identity and Privacy | Scoop.it
The autonomous vehicles developed by Google pose enormous challenges for the world of law and insurance, speakers at a symposium said.

 

When a google car crashes, who's at fault?

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The Google Glass feature no one is talking about - Creative Good

The Google Glass feature no one is talking about - Creative Good | Identity and Privacy | Scoop.it
Google Glass might change your life, but not in the way you think. There's something else Google Glass makes possible that no one - no one - has talked about yet, and so today I'm writing this blog po...
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issues with the panopticon

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Why Does Privacy Matter? One Scholar's Answer

Why Does Privacy Matter? One Scholar's Answer | Identity and Privacy | Scoop.it
If we want to protect privacy, we should be more clear about why it is important.

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Our privacy is now at risk in unprecedented ways, but, sadly, the legal system is lagging behind the pace of innovation. Indeed, the last major privacy law, the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, was passed in 1986! While an update to the law -- spurred on by the General Petraeus scandal -- is in the works, it only aims to add some more protection to electronic communication like emails. This still does not shield our privacy from other, possibly nefarious, ways that our data can be collected and put to use. Some legislators would much rather not have legal restrictions that could, as Rep. Marsha Blackburn stated in an op-ed, "threaten the lifeblood of the Internet: data." Consider Rep. Blackburn's remarks during an April 2010 Congressional hearing: "[A]nd what happens when you follow the European privacy model and take information out of the information economy? ... Revenues fall, innovation stalls and you lose out to innovators who choose to work elsewhere."

 

Even though the practices of many companies such as Facebook are legal, there is something disconcerting about them. Privacy should have a deeper purpose than the one ascribed to it by those who treat it as a currency to be traded for innovation, which in many circumstances seems to actually mean corporate interests. To protect our privacy, we need a better understanding of its purpose and why it is valuable.


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"Privacy should have a deeper purpose than the one ascribed to it by those who treat it as a currency to be traded for innovation, which in many circumstances seems to actually mean corporate interests....It is better understood as an important buffer that gives us space to develop an identity that is somewhat separate from the surveillance, judgment, and values of our society and culture...we must decide if we really want to live in a society that treats every action as a data point to be analyzed and traded like currency...Privacy is not just something we enjoy. It is something that is necessary for us to: develop who we are; form an identity that is not dictated by the social conditions that directly or indirectly influence our thinking, decisions, and behaviors; and decide what type of society we want to live in."

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An important read..

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NSA Documents on 'PerfectCitizen' Program Raise Many More Questions

cmon the NSA wouldn't spy on Americans unless they were terrorists right? what's a terrorist again? oh yeah they don't have any standards for that.
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Online Advertisers Turning Up the Heat Against Making “Do Not Track” Browsers' Default Setting - IEEE Spectrum

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U.S. will push for open markets, free expression at ITU meeting

U.S. will push for open markets, free expression at ITU meeting | Identity and Privacy | Scoop.it
The U.S. government will try to persuade other nations to abandon proposals to regulate the Internet at an upcoming United Nations treaty-writing conference by showing them the success of open markets, the U.S.
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NYT: Congress Opens Inquiry Into Data Resellers

Data brokers, companies that collect consumer information and sell it, are being asked to give details about how they work, and that could lead to more regulation.
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Communications Data Bill: Protects us from ourselves ~ ShoutoutUK

Communications Data Bill: Protects us from ourselves ~ ShoutoutUK | Identity and Privacy | Scoop.it
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CISPA Is A Really Bad Bill, And Here's Why | Techdirt

CISPA Is A Really Bad Bill, And Here's Why | Techdirt | Identity and Privacy | Scoop.it
The forces behind HR 3523, the dangerous Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act which is going to move forward in Congress at the end of the month, are beginning to get cagey about the growing backlash from the internet community.
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Ixquick Search Engine

Ixquick Search Engine | Identity and Privacy | Scoop.it
Ixquick search engine provides search results from over ten best search engines in full privacy. Search anonymously with Ixquick Search Engine!
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privacyscore analytics - your online privacy guide

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Who goes there? Verifying identity online

We are all used to logging into networks where we have a unique identity, verified by the network server and associated with our account for other members of the network to see.
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Glen Gilmore & Social Media: What You Should Know About the EU's New "Internet of Things" Privacy Framework

Glen Gilmore & Social Media: What You Should Know About the EU's New "Internet of Things" Privacy Framework | Identity and Privacy | Scoop.it
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