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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.

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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...
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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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Mitt Romney Is Losing 847 Facebook Friends Per Hour

Mitt Romney Is Losing 847 Facebook Friends Per Hour | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Soon after Romney conceded the election, his social media followers began dropping quickly. Since 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday, users have unliked the Massachusetts Governor at a rate of about 847 an hour.
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Privacy Icons Legal Hackathon

Privacy Icons Legal Hackathon | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Ken's Key Takeaway:

I love this idea of Stanford to help solidify the open internet. They want to crowdsource common privacy policies and connect them to new icons that will be well-known. Then we all know what we are signing up for based on shared ideas of what is cool and what is not cool for being regulated.

 

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Iranians fear censorship in intranet launch

Ken's Key Takeaway

I am concerned that this will cause more polarization and group think.  I am also concerned that other countries may follow.  I am concerned about Electronic Colonialism (media created in US/European/Japan shaping cultures around the world), but cutting off all incoming ideas is not good.

Ken

 

Citing cybersecurity concerns, the Iranian government is due to launch a national computer network. Critics of the new government policy, however, say it is ...

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Is Facebook sharing your private messages? Not really

Ken's Key Takeaway:

Although this is not as bad of an abuse on trust as I originally thought, I don't agree that Facebook defines a wall post as any incoming wallpost that we like or comment.  So basically, the only way to avoid giving Facebook permission to keep our past public conversations highly visible forever is to ignore incoming wall posts from friends, etc.  Awkward and unneeded. 

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Are your Facebook private inbox messages now visible for all to see?

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Terms of Service; Didn't Read

Terms of Service; Didn't Read | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Ken's Key Takeaway:

Many of us do not understand the fancy talk that are in the terms of service that we agree to when creating accounts.  This company will explain them and compare them to spolicies of similar companies This is a great example of someone creating a service tt fill a common need. 

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Nobody wants to read the long Terms of Service many websites have. But it is important to understand what they say – these ratings make it easier.

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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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A look back to last November. Wary Of SOPA, Reddit Users Aim To Build A Censorship-Free Internet - Forbes

A look back to last November. Wary Of SOPA, Reddit Users Aim To Build A  Censorship-Free Internet - Forbes | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Ken's Key Takeaway:
A look back at one year ago.  It will be interesting to see how this project develops.
Ken 

 

Users of the social news and community site Reddit don't like the way the government seems to be muscling in on the Internet. So they plan to build a new one.

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Somebody stole diggo!

Somebody stole diggo! | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Ken's Key Takeaway:

The giants social bookmarking site Diggo was hijacked this week.  Scary.  It is back and more secure now. Scary.

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Man booted from airplane for wearing anti-TSA shirt — RT

Man booted from airplane for wearing anti-TSA shirt — RT | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Ken's Key takeaway:

Disturbing.  Simply Disturbing.  The quote about 'looking foreign" is pathetic if it is true.

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While trying to board a flight out of Buffalo, New York recently, a PhD student at Arizona State found out the hard way that being on a no-fly list isn’t the only way to attract the attention of the TSA — wearing a funny shirt will do the trick, too.

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The Case of the Cyber Criminal | OnGuard Online

The Case of the Cyber Criminal | OnGuard Online | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Ken's Key Takeaway.

This government-sponsored game teaches young people about how to protect themselves from online identity thett (as well as theft of information on their gadgets).  It is rough graphics (think Carmen Sandiego) with multiple choice questions imbedded.  

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