Snowden on NSA wiretapping: ‘Put your cell phones in the fridge’

Dr Coldwell | Here are some practical tips on protecting your privacy from government eavesdroppers…

Microsoft and NYPD Create Domain Awareness System In New ‘Gotham City’

Shawn Helton | Born out of the dark dreams of dystopian sci-fi.

A Cypherpunk’s Manifesto

Activism Net | Privacy is necessary for an open society in the electronic age. Privacy is not secrecy.

In Reaction To Swedish Riots and Privacy Concerns, Instagram Makes Advertising U-turn

21st Century Wire says… In a direct reaction to the mayhem caused by Facebook and Instagram’s data free-for-all, pressure is being applied to the digital moguls to claw back previous plans to use children and adult pictures for commercial marketing and advertising applications. Ronan Shields Dec 21, 2012 Instagram has reverted to its original advertising […]

Facebook To Fight Germany’s Demand of Anonymity for Its Users

AP/Washington Post BERLIN — Facebook will fight a German privacy watchdog’s demand to allow users to register with fake names, insisting Tuesday that its current practice fully complies with the law. The California-based social networking site has long required users to register with their real names — a policy that the data protection commissioner of […]

Facebook and Instagram’s New Ad Policy Change ‘Could Compromise Privacy for Teens’

21st Century Wire says… this story appeared only yesterday in the Washington Post, and it’s uncanny how neatly this ties into the Instagram riots in Sweden on the same day. It would be uncanny – unless you believe that’s it’s part of a larger step by step plan. Hegelian dialectic: Problem+Reaction=Solution… their solution, of course. This […]

European Regulator Forces Facebook to Change Its Data Policy

By Laura O’Reilly The privacy watchdog responsible for regulating Facebook in Europe is understood to have forced the social network to change one of its latest proposed policies that would see it blend user data with that of ‘Instagram’. The Irish Data Protection Commissioner (DPC), which presides over the social network’s European headquarters in Dublin, […]

Disgracebook Diaries: Facebook Privacy Chain Letter Resurfaces

Hayley Tsukayama Washington Post Hoaxes are hard things to put down — particularly when they seem to offer something that people want. to hear. Such is the case with the latest Facebook hoax, actually a rehash of one that cropped up in June, that claims users can change their copyright rights by simply posting a status […]

ANDROID TROJAN HORSE CAN RECORD YOUR PHONE CALLS

CA security team finds more advanced Android malware . By Jon Brodkin Network World August 02, 2011     A new Android Trojan is capable of recording phone conversations, according to a CA security researcher. While a previous Trojan found by CA logged the details of incoming and outgoing phone calls and the call duration, the […]

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