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.: Reports on surveillance of Americans fuel debate over privacy, security - 8th Jun 2013

"The debate over whether the government is violating citizens' privacy rights while trying to protect them from terrorism escalated dramatically on Thursday amid reports that authorities have collected data on millions of phone users and tapped into servers at nine internet companies...."
[Reuters]




.: The Internet is a surveillance state - 20th Mar 2013

"Whether we admit it to ourselves or not, and whether we like it or not, we're being tracked all the time. Google tracks us, both on its pages and on other pages it has access to. Facebook does the same; it even tracks non-Facebook users. Apple tracks us on our iPhones and iPads. One reporter used a tool called Collusion to track who was tracking him; 105 companies tracked his Internet use during one 36-hour period. ... This is ubiquitous surveillance: All of us being watched, all the time, and that data being stored forever. This is what a surveillance state looks like, and it's efficient beyond the wildest dreams of George Orwell. Sure, we can take measures to prevent this. We can limit what we search on Google from our iPhones, and instead use computer web browsers that allow us to delete cookies. We can use an alias on Facebook. We can turn our cell phones off and spend cash. But increasingly, none of it matters. There are simply too many ways to be tracked..."
[CNN]




.: The Push for Online Privacy - Advertising - 15th Feb 2012

"Something viewed online billions of times a month would seem to need no further promotion, but that assumption falls short when the something in question a turquoise triangle in the upper right-hand corner of banner ads is a critical piece of the debate about online privacy..."
[NY Times]




.: Facebook privacy practices get FTC shakeup - 30th Nov 2011

"Facebook settled a federal complaint about its privacy practices, making major changes to the way it handles user information in order to clear away an issue that could have overshadowed its expected- and long awaited - IPO..."
[news.com]




.: A Day in the Life of Privacy - 16th Oct 2011

"Everyday we Make Compromises in the Face of Privacy, and None of us Have as Much Privacy as we Want. As soon as I woke up this morning my privacy was compromised. My Android phone has GPS enabled so that the phone, and any widget on it, can determine my geolocation..."
[Security Week]






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