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On the growing, intentional uselessness of Google search results

As most people are aware, Google search results are constantly changing and evolving. In the past couple of years, there has been a conscious and very
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Cracking article that deeply criticises Google, and quite rightly.

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Mayor of Stockton, CA detained by DHS at SFO, forced to give up laptop password

Mayor of Stockton, CA detained by DHS at SFO, forced to give up laptop password | Privacy and search | Scoop.it
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This is rather scary, and not at all surprising.

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Is Google About To Be Dethroned? Social, Search And Legal Threats Collide

Is Google About To Be Dethroned? Social, Search And Legal Threats Collide | Privacy and search | Scoop.it
A perfect storm of competition and legal threats is starting to impose on Google’s territory.
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image sentence ranking visualize

image sentence ranking visualize | Privacy and search | Scoop.it
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A computer is now able to work out and describe what is happening in a picture. Just think what it can do if it sees pictures of you, or if people are searching for others doing specific things!

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21 tips, tricks and shortcuts to help you stay anonymous online

21 tips, tricks and shortcuts to help you stay anonymous online | Privacy and search | Scoop.it
Avoiding being tracked online is nearly impossible, but here are a few ways to reduce the risk
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Protect your privacy with Blur from Abine

Protect your privacy with Blur from Abine | Privacy and search | Scoop.it
Passwords, Payments, and Privacy. Blur is the all-in-one solution for managing your online life and protecting your private information.
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Avoiding Internet Surveillance: The Complete Guide

Avoiding Internet Surveillance: The Complete Guide | Privacy and search | Scoop.it
Internet surveillance has been a hot topic in recent years—we've talked about it extensively here at MakeUseOf, it's been brought up on major news outlets daily, and we've seen a slew of new apps, extensions, and products aimed at helping you retain your privacy online. This article is meant to be as comprehensive a resource as…
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Radical Librarianship: how ninja librarians are ensuring patrons' electronic privacy

It's no secret that libraries are among our most democratic institutions. Libraries provide access to information and protect patrons' right to explore new ideas, no matter how controversial or subversive. Libraries are where all should be free to…
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This is exactly what all librarians should be offering to their respective communities.

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Olga Kudriavtseva 's curator insight, September 15, 2014 8:16 AM

Статья о праве на конфиденциальность доступа к информации и роли библиотекарей. Хорошо бы кто-то перевел её полностью, мой гугл-английский здесь не помощник. 
Radical #Librarianship: how ninja #librarians are ensuring patrons'#electronc privacy
Радикальное Библиотечное дело: как ниндзя #библиотекариобеспечивают #электронную #конфиденциальность посетителям
Библиотекари в Массачусетсе работают, чтобы дать своим посетителям шанс отказаться от всепроникающего надзора. В партнерстве с Американским союзом гражданских свобод штата Массачусетс, библиотекари предоставляют площадь для лекций и сами проводят семинары о том, как свобода слова и право на неприкосновенность частной жизни оказываются под угрозой он-лайн надзора и цифровой связи - и о том, какие новые услуги по защите конфиденциальности, - они могут предложить посетителям , чтобы оградить их от нежелательного шпионажа за их библиотечной активностью. 
Ни для кого не секрет, что библиотеки являются нашими (Американскими ) наиболее демократическими институтами. Библиотеки обеспечивают доступ к информации и защиту права посетителей на исследование новых идей, независимо от того, насколько они являются подрывными или противоречивыми. Библиотеки, где все должно быть бесплатно, чтобы удовлетворить любую необходимую информацию, будь то для налоговых и юридических документов, информацию о состоянии здоровья, исторических документах, детские книгах, или поэзии. 
Важно защищать неограниченный доступ к информации, не делая различия между исследованиями, проводимыми с помощью физических книг или онлайн поисковых систем. Теперь стало известно, что правительства и корпорации отслеживают нашу цифровую жизнь, и что этот надзор означает, что наше право свободно исследовать информацию в опасности. 
Когда вы знаете, что люди записывают то, что вы делаете в Интернете или, если вы знаете, что полицейские, ФБР, DEA, или ICE может получить доступ к библиотеке или цифровой истории вашего поиска, скорее всего, вы не будете говорить о них или найдете другой способ провести их.. Наступает самоцензура.
Кратко, по инициативе библиотекарей, библиотеки Массачусетса установили браузер Tor на все их общественных компьютерах. Несколько библиотек координируют свои собственные занятия по конфиденциальности информации. Другие установили Firefox, с плагинами защиты для браузеров, такими как Disconnect.me, Ad-Block Plus, и другими. Все больше библиотек настраивают Tor в своих сетях Одна библиотекарь сказала, что семинар заставил ее почувствовать необходимость " помочь остановить незаконное наблюдение за моими читателями." Библиотеки отказывают властям предоставлять информацию о поиске и запросах читателей и т.д
http://nuzzel.com/sharedstory/09132014/boingboing/radical_librarianship_how_ninja_librarians_are_ensuring_patrons

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Google reveals which countries have used the 'right to be forgotten' most frequently

Google reveals which countries have used the 'right to be forgotten' most frequently | Privacy and search | Scoop.it
Google's finding that a lot of people have things they'd rather others forget about. In just about the first month and half that it was accepting requests for links to be removed under Europe's...
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Around 17,500 requests have been made under French law (as chosen by the requester in the webform), involving around 58,000 URLs.Around 16,500 requests have been made under German law, involving around 57,000 URLs.Around 12,000 requests have been made under UK law, involving around 44,000 URLs.
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Google meets with EU over 'right to be forgotten' - CNET

Google meets with EU over 'right to be forgotten' - CNET | Privacy and search | Scoop.it
The European Union is reportedly concerned that Google isn't doing enough to hide search results internationally.
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The EU may expect Google to upload their ruling *world wide*. I really can't see how a global law is going to work, since it hasn't for anything else.

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Apple’s Encryption Fight Turns To The UK

Apple’s Encryption Fight Turns To The UK | Privacy and search | Scoop.it
After a major victory in the United States, Apple is facing an another threat to its encryption efforts on a different front: the United Kingdom. Though..
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How to Block Online Tracking with Privacy Badger

How to Block Online Tracking with Privacy Badger | Privacy and search | Scoop.it
Whether you know it or not, most websites you visit are slyly tracking you, sending private details, usage patterns, and other data about you to a far away server. It's a major privacy concern. Stop giving your data to untrustworthy sources with Electronic Frontier Foundation's new browser extension, Privacy Badger. The silly name aside, Privacy…
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Computers Can Recognize Your Face, and Soon They'll Know What You're Doing

Computers Can Recognize Your Face, and Soon They'll Know What You're Doing | Privacy and search | Scoop.it
If you found it weird or upsetting that sites like Facebook can automatically recognize your face in photos, then a newly emergent technology that allows computers to recognize what you are doing
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Recognising your face is only the first step...

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De-Google your life: it’s worth the hassle if you value your privacy

De-Google your life:  it’s worth the hassle  if you value your privacy | Privacy and search | Scoop.it
Data privacy may seem like a distant and abstract concept but what is more personal than the information you are sharing with Google?
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Should You Have The Right To Be Forgotten On Google? Nationally, Yes. Globally, No.

Should You Have The Right To Be Forgotten On Google? Nationally, Yes. Globally, No. | Privacy and search | Scoop.it
The day after some worldwide delinking starts being implemented, nothing will stop undemocratic and illiberal places from hosting a search engine that provides links to all information anyway. It would be ironic if we were to find information using a...
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Infographic: How Much Does Google Really Know About You? - DesignTAXI.com

You may not realize it yet, but Google might be closer to you than you think.

According to an infographic created by Conosco, Google pretty...
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What Happens To Privacy When The Internet Is In Everything?

What Happens To Privacy When The Internet Is In Everything? | Privacy and search | Scoop.it
This week Google's Eric Schmidt was on a panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos, where he suggested that the future Internet will be, in one sense,..
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Online Privacy and the Future of Search | WordStream

Online Privacy and the Future of Search | WordStream | Privacy and search | Scoop.it
Online privacy issues continue to make headlines. Are search and online privacy mutually exclusive? Learn the pros and cons of protecting your Internet privacy.
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Google Details How It’s Responding To Search De-Index Requests In Europe | TechCrunch

Google Details How It’s Responding To Search De-Index Requests In Europe | TechCrunch | Privacy and search | Scoop.it
Google has published more details about how it's handling so-called right to be forgotten requests from private individuals using its search engine in Europe..
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Google sees alleged child porn in man's email, alerts police - CNET

Google sees alleged child porn in man's email, alerts police - CNET | Privacy and search | Scoop.it
A Houston man is charged after police say Google tips them off to alleged child porn in his e-mail.
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The App I Used to Break Into My Neighbor’s Home

The App I Used to Break Into My Neighbor’s Home | Privacy and search | Scoop.it
Leave your ring of cut-brass secrets unattended on your desk at work, at a bar table while you buy another round, or in a hotel room, and any stranger---or friend---can upload your keys to their online collection.
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I didn't realise these apps existed, and while they are convenient, they are a real threat to privacy and safety.

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Why is Google really removing links to news articles in Europe?

Why is Google really removing links to news articles in Europe? | Privacy and search | Scoop.it
Observers might be forgiven for thinking that EU privacy law allows links to serious journalism to be removed from Google’s results if the subject complains. That’s really not the case, as Google knows very well.
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