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The World's Biggest Data Breaches in One Stunning Visualization

The World's Biggest Data Breaches in One Stunning Visualization | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
We hear about major data breaches and hacks all of the time, but it's hard to conceptualize what it really means. This visualization will open your eyes.
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Gaming industry companies and non-corporate oganizations tend to be the most vulnerable. 

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Stay Tuned... Rep. Justin Amash notches significant win in push to derail federal spying tactics

Stay Tuned... Rep. Justin Amash notches significant win in push to derail federal spying tactics | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
House leaders agreed to allow debate on a defense spending amendment authored by Amash, after signaling they might try to sideline the measure.
Ken Morrison's insight:

This article looks promising as Amash hopes to stop NSA phone records. Yet Demand Progress Now is reporting that a special session is being called to discuss (fight against) this proposal.

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Track-Off Us | Watch a Film About Internet Privacy & Take Action

Track-Off Us | Watch a Film About Internet Privacy & Take Action | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

This is going to be a great documentary.  

ENOUGH ALREADY: Tell your lawmakers to educate themselves about online privacy rights. Urge them to watch the startling new film, Terms and Conditions May Apply and take action at www.trackoff.us

Ken Morrison's insight:

I'm pretty excited to learn from this documentary.  It looks like it was well made.

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Ken Morrison's curator insight, July 14, 2013 7:48 PM

"We decided that these would be the social norms now, and we just went for it."  - Mark Zuckerberg.  A new documentary to focus on privacy.

LiveWise✅'s comment, July 17, 2013 10:14 AM
chill music https://soundcloud.com/princewize/egyptian-adventure
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Google Handed Over Emails of Wikileaks Volunteers to U.S. Government

Google Handed Over Emails of Wikileaks Volunteers to U.S. Government | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Google handed over a vast amount of data pertaining to the Gmail accounts of two former Wikileaks volunteers to the U.S. government.
Ken Morrison's insight:

The article gives dates and names of a recent request by the government to get personal information.  

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Hackers vs. suits: Why nerds become leakers

Hackers vs. suits: Why nerds become leakers | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
The same personality traits that make people good with computers also make them more likely to defy authority figures and social conventions.
Ken Morrison's insight:

I am sharing this interesting article because it talks a bit about the psychology trends of a recent string of computer users who stood up for what they felt was right.

 

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The NSA Is Funneling Your Internet Life from Silicon Valley to Obama's Desk

The NSA Is Funneling Your Internet Life from Silicon Valley to Obama's Desk | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
If you thought the National Security Agency's collection of Verizon phone-call data was bad, wait until you hear about PRISM, the seven-year-old, previously undisclosed classified government program that works with nine very major U.S.
Ken Morrison's insight:

I held back on sharing this because I was hoping that the public was over-reacting.

 

FYI: I can not keep up with all of the attacks on privacy, so I simply file them all under the Scoop.it tag of "SOPA" and/or "Privacy" or "Politics"  Most are tagged under all three, but I always use "SOPA"
http://www.scoop.it/t/new-media-technology?q=sopa 

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White House Threatens to Veto CISPA

White House Threatens to Veto CISPA | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
The White House has issued a threat to veto CISPA, largely on privacy protection grounds.
Ken Morrison's insight:

This one is not a fun share. It is a reminder that the fight for internet freedom is never really over.  We need to keep tuned in to what is happening in Washington.

You can find my past shares on this topic (SOPA filter) below.  I Simply call it all "SOPA" because each of the new names of bills are just family members of the orginal ugly bill:

http://www.scoop.it/t/new-media-technology?q=sopa

 

 

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Fix the CFAA

Fix the CFAA | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Fight Back: We've been pushing for reform of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act so other innovators and activists like Aaron Swartz aren't in harm's way. But now House Republicans are trying to make the law EVEN HARSHER!
Ken Morrison's insight:

I am sharing this site to help spread the word about the CFAA and the organization that is trying to fight it.

 

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It's Official: Teens Are Bored With Facebook

It's Official: Teens Are Bored With Facebook | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Facebook even admits it's losing younger users.
Ken Morrison's insight:

This is a misleading headline.  Teens are exploring other programs (Instagram, etc, but they are keeping their Facebook accounts open and active.  They are spending less time on the platform though.  Does this truly hurt Facebook.  They have said that the plan is to transform from a platform to a layer.  I feel this trend is a natural stage for this progression.  

Also, there is a WONDERFUL short video about how much data Facebook is keeping...and how to delete it.  Watch it and consider deleting your history.  It was interesting for me to see my search history since 2008.  It brought back some interesting memories. 

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Min Kim's comment, March 5, 2013 7:13 PM
Thank you for sharing, Prof. Morrison. These days, I have been thinking about Facebook downturn and this gives a good insight about why it is happening. I will re-scoop it.
Ken Morrison's comment, March 6, 2013 2:06 AM
Hi Min.
I introduced Scoop.it to the students today and I thought of you. Good timing! Be sure to watch the great video about privacy at the end of this link
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Chinese Hackers Infiltrate New York Times Computers

Chinese Hackers Infiltrate New York Times Computers | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
The timing of the attacks coincided with reporting for an investigation that found that the relatives of China’s prime minister had accumulated a fortune worth several billion dollars through business dealings.
Ken Morrison's insight:

An inside look at how the New York Times got hacked by Chinese hackers

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Internet activist, programmer Aaron Swartz dead at 26

(Reuters) - Internet activist and computer prodigy Aaron Swartz, who helped create an early version of the Web feed system RSS and was facing federal criminal charges in a controversial fraud case, has...
Ken Morrison's insight:

This is a very sad day for thee Internet.  This man's work has made me a smarter citizen and a better professor.  I will not be happy if the media tries to demonize him.

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Losing our online rights

How the recent sex scandal of a US General may cost us all when it comes to online privacy.

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Obama: Don't appoint SOPA architect as next Secretary of State | Demand Progress

Obama: Don't appoint SOPA architect as next Secretary of State | Demand Progress | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Congressman Howard Berman was one of the architects and lead backers of SOPA -- and now President Obama is considering making him the next Secretary of State.
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Update: Now We Know Why Googling 'Pressure Cookers' Gets a Visit from Cops

Update: Now We Know Why Googling 'Pressure Cookers' Gets a Visit from Cops | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Michele was Googling pressure cookers. Her husband was looking at backpacks. So six men from a joint terrorism task force showed up at their house. How'd the government know what they were Googling?
Ken Morrison's insight:

Wow. This is scary. We have all heard of the scary scerio of health insurance companies knowing what we look for so they could know what are health issues may be. This seems like a very dangerous scenrio of assuming that people are guilty based on what they search for.

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High-End Stores Use Facial Recognition Tools To Spot VIPs : NPR

High-End Stores Use Facial Recognition Tools To Spot VIPs : NPR | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Some retailers have experimented with using signals from customers' smartphones to track them as they walk through a store. But a new facial recognition system is helping luxury shops give the VIP treatment as soon as big spenders walk in the door.
Ken Morrison's insight:

Will your favorite department store soon be using face recognition to monitor your shopping patterns and to alert workers that you have entered?

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Ready or not...here is comes. Are you ready for Facebook's Graph Search? This easy tutorial will help you out.

Ready or not...here is comes.  Are you ready for Facebook's Graph Search?  This easy tutorial will help you out. | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Facebook Graph Search privacy settings.
Ken Morrison's insight:

I've always liked the idea of Graph Search as long as people who what they are sharing and who will see it.  This tutorial can quickly walk you through the steps to ensure that your Facebook experience will not cause stress.

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See How PRISM Might Work in This Infographic

See How PRISM Might Work in This Infographic | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
See how PRISM could work in this infographic made by technology and privacy researchers.
Ken Morrison's insight:

An infographic was created to help us understand how NSA's Prism may be working. They created this graphic based on trust that the written reports are truthful.

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The man who broke the leaks story

The man who broke the leaks story | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

By Mick Krever, CNN

Is Glenn Greenwald endangering America? To listen to U.S. security officials, the columnist who revealed secret surveillance by the U.S.

Ken Morrison's insight:

An inside look at the making of the NSA story for The Guardian.

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CISPA is NOT dead. Here's why...

CISPA is NOT dead. Here's why... | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
CISPA is a law that has already passed the House that would turn the websites you love into legally immune government spies. It's stalled in the Senate, but it's not dead yet. Here's what you need to know...
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Will CFA be worse than SOPA? Can Tim Berners Lee prevent it?

**TAKE ACTION: [You can click here to email Congress to tell them to fix the CFAA](http://www.fixthecfaa.com/)** [You can also click here to add ou...
Ken Morrison's insight:

Tim Berners Lee, Tim Wu, Lawrence Lessig, and others came together on Reddit yesterday to help people understand why The CFA Act is a BAD idea

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Creepy Infographic Maps The Relationships Of Every Twitter Employee

Creepy Infographic Maps The Relationships Of Every Twitter Employee | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
The project may feel like a creepfest--and to some extent, maybe it is.
Ken Morrison's insight:

Half Creepy.  Half Cool!   As long as it is other peaople's company.  Very interesting look at how Twitter employees' social graphs are conected.

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Mike Ellsworth's curator insight, March 12, 2013 10:42 AM

Not only can third parties tell a lot about your personality, sexuality, and politics by examinging Facebook Likes (see Researchers predict IQ, age, and more using only Facebook Likes http://sco.lt/522wPh), mapping your Twitter interactions can tell a lot about your social interactions as well.

 

When localized to the employees of a corporation, as a researcher did with Twitter, you can learn a tremendous amount of information about how the company works and what it's working on.

 

As former Sun CEO Scott McNealy once said, "You have zero privacy anyway. Get over it."

Mike Ellsworth's comment, March 12, 2013 11:10 AM
Thanks for the reScoop, Philippe!
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Watch What You Retweet!

Watch What You Retweet! | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Lawyers condemn security law after activist indicted for reposting messages from North Korean government.
Ken Morrison's insight:

Watch what you retweet!  In South Korea, it can get you in serious trouble

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California First to Endorse Comprehensive Social Media Privacy Law

California First to Endorse Comprehensive Social Media Privacy Law | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Getty Images Starting Jan. 1, 2013, California will be the first state to enact comprehensive social media privacy legislation, officials say. As he passed the act known as the Social Media Privacy Act on Sept.
Ken Morrison's insight:

It will be interesting to see what will happen with these six states passing laws about privacy in social media sites.

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Hacking Politics: How we beat SOPA and saved the Internet

Hacking Politics: How we beat SOPA and saved the Internet | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Last fall and winter millions of Americans came together to protest Internet censorship and defeat the Stop Online Piracy Act. This is their story.
Ken Morrison's insight:

An important group who helped end SOPA at this time last year is releasing a book about the story.  $15 will get you an eBook.  $25 will get you a physical book, and $70 will get you an autographed coopy

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Disruptions: Indiscreet Photos, Glimpsed Then Gone

Disruptions: Indiscreet Photos, Glimpsed Then Gone | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Ken's Key Takeaway:

Today I learned that teens are using this texting service where texts and photos dissapear after 10 seconds or less so that nobody can track their ocmmunications.  It is potentially disturbing.

Ken

 

A free and increasingly popular iPhone app called Snapchat allows a person to take and send a picture and control how long it is visible by the person who receives it, up to 10 seconds. After that, the picture disappears and can't be seen again.

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