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MintPress - 2020-05-22 - Original post - cached version

College football is deeply ingrained in popular American culture and represents one of the most important mechanisms to foment social cohesion in the country. Owing to the close ties between the government and military and America’s institutions of higher learning, often through research grants...

MintPress - 2020-04-08 - Original post - cached version

In the fight against COVID–19 (coronavirus), Google has announced it is partnering with dozens of governments around the world, sharing its users’ location history, and, in the process, giving us an insight into how much the Silicon Valley company knows about us.

“As global communities...

Dissident Voice - 2020-03-04 - Original post - cached version

If, as it seems, we are in the process of becoming a totalitarian society in which the state apparatus is all-powerful, the ethics most important for the survival of the true, free, human individual would be: cheat, lie, evade, fake it, be elsewhere, forge documents, build improved...

Need To Know News - 2020-02-12 - Original post - cached version

California’s Consumer Privacy Act allows users to request a copy of the data that tech companies have on them, delete the data when they no longer want a company to have it, and demand that their data isn’t sold to third parties.

MintPress - 2020-02-11 - Original post - cached version

Listen: we don’t have to agree about everything. We don’t even have to agree about most things. We don’t have to love each other. We don’t even have to like each other. And we certainly don’t need to think alike or dress alike or worship alike or vote alike or love alike. But if this experiment...

Dissident Voice - 2019-07-30 - Original post - cached version

It was something of a shrug moment.  One of the world’s largest digital platforms had been fined $5 billion for privacy violations by the Federal Trade Commission, claiming it had violated its 2012 order.  The FTC order also requires the company “to restructure its approach to privacy from the...

MintPress - 2019-04-24 - Original post - cached version

The U.S. government-social media nexus appears to be tightening. Earlier this week, President Donald Trump held a closed-door meeting with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. Just days prior, the other top social-media network, Facebook, hired Jennifer Newstead, a former legal adviser to Trump’s state...

Corbett Report - 2019-04-20 - Original post - cached version


What's your take on Assange? Have you heard of Unit 731? And just who is Percy Corbett, anyway? Get James' answer to these and other important questions in this edition of Questions For Corbett.

Corbett Report - 2019-04-19 - Original post - cached version

[audio mp3="http://www.corbettreport.com/mp3/qfc043-lq.mp3"][/audio] What's your take on Assange? Have you heard of Unit 731? And just who is Percy Corbett, anyway? Get James' answer to these and other important questions in this edition of Questions For Corbett.
Down With Tyranny - 2019-04-17 - Original post - cached version

At one point, a couple decades ago, some of the high-end airlines introduced a privacy feature for first class travelers: enclosed cabins. A flight attendant could stand oh his or her toes and took over the wall, but otherwise you could do whatever you wanted in privacy. Apparently,...

Dissident Voice - 2019-02-02 - Original post - cached version

Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation which was implemented last summer has far-reaching privacy rules. Commonly referred as the , this is now the standard which has forced most tech companies to rethink not only data collection practices but also how data is collected or they risk high...

MintPress - 2019-01-24 - Original post - cached version

As more and more data flows from your body and brain to the smart machines via the biometric sensors, it will become easy for corporations and government agencies to know you, manipulate you, and make decisions on your behalf. Even more importantly, they could decipher the deep mechanisms of all...

Corbett Report - 2018-12-07 - Original post - cached version


This week on the New World Next Week: China's baby gene-editing scientist goes missing; scientists call for national DNA registry to increase privacy; and company helps apartment owner find naughty dogs via DNA.

Corbett Report - 2018-12-06 - Original post - cached version

[audio mp3="http://www.corbettreport.com/mp3/2018-12-06%20James%20Evan%20Pilato.mp3"][/audio] This week on the New World Next Week: China's baby gene-editing scientist goes missing; scientists call for national DNA registry to increase privacy; and company helps apartment owner find naughty...
Need To Know News - 2018-11-12 - Original post - cached version

A New Hampshire judge has “directed Amazon.com to produce” any recordings an Amazon Echo may have because it could contain evidence of a January 2017 double-murder. Prosecutors are looking for the two days worth of

MintPress - 2018-11-08 - Original post - cached version

This year Facebook filed two very interesting patents in the US. One was a patent for emotion recognition technology; which recognises human emotions through facial expressions and so can therefore assess what mood we are in at any given time-happy or anxious for example. This can be done either...

Corbett Report - 2018-10-05 - Original post - cached version

[audio mp3="http://www.corbettreport.com/mp3/2018-10-04%20James%20Corbett.mp3"][/audio] James Corbett joins Dr. Joanne Conaway on The Power Hour to discuss how technology is spying on you in the digital age.
Corbett Report - 2018-10-05 - Original post - cached version


This week on the New World Next Week: the world takes one step closer to nuclear annihilation; digital strip searches become the law of the land in New Zealand; and North and South Korea cooperate to remove DMZ land mines.

Corbett Report - 2018-10-04 - Original post - cached version

[audio mp3="http://www.corbettreport.com/mp3/2018-10-04%20James%20Evan%20Pilato.mp3"][/audio] This week on the New World Next Week: the world takes one step closer to nuclear annihilation; digital strip searches become the law of the land in New Zealand; and North and South Korea cooperate to...
Need To Know News - 2018-10-02 - Original post - cached version

Tim Berners-Lee's new startup company, 'Inrupt', intends to decentralize the web, using a new web platform called 'Solid' to recapture privacy from tech monopolies. The platform will allow individuals to have complete control over their personal data.

MintPress - 2018-09-11 - Original post - cached version

Emails obtained by Lucy Parsons Labs reveal that Geofeedia touted social media surveillance of middle and high school students by its suburban Chicago police customers in an effort to sell their services to Evanston police.

Geofeedia provides law enforcement with tools to monitor social...

Need To Know News - 2018-08-31 - Original post - cached version

The court handed down a landmark opinion that the 4th Amendment protects energy-consumption data collected by smart meters, because that data reveals intimate details about personal activities in the home that would be unavailable to the government without a physical search. [...]

The Duran - 2018-08-15 - Original post - cached version

Via Common Dreams…

During a closed-door and off-the-record meeting last week, top Facebook executive Campbell Brown reportedly warned news publishers that refusal to cooperate with the tech behemoth’s efforts to “revitalize journalism” will leave media outlets dying “like in a...

MintPress - 2018-08-13 - Original post - cached version

Android and iPhone users may be under the impression that Google is not tracking their location data if they’ve turned off “Location History” on their devices.

After all, the Google support page says, “With Location History off, the places you go are no longer stored.”

But a new ...

The Saker - 2018-07-26 - Original post - cached version

by John Mason for The Saker blog The Internet is an awesome place filled with knowledge and ideas. It lets us access information anywhere and lets us connect with friends

MintPress - 2018-07-09 - Original post - cached version

In recent months controversies have erupted over various tech companies contracting with the various law enforcement and military agencies. At Google, employees publicly expressed their distaste for the company’s contract to provide the U.S. Department of Defense with Artificial Intelligence...

The Duran - 2018-06-26 - Original post - cached version

The American Telephone and Telegraph Company, more familiarly known as AT&T, has a network that is one of the most robust in the world. Even before the age of the Internet, this company managed to carry voice and data communications across the United States from any point to any other...

MintPress - 2018-06-23 - Original post - cached version

In a decision that digital rights advocates called “a groundbreaking victory for Americans’ privacy rights,” the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Friday that police generally must obtain a warrant before collecting cellphone records that can be used to track a person’s movements.

The American...

The Anti Media - 2018-06-23 - Original post - cached version

“The government can no longer claim that just using technology like your cellphones means you’ve given up your Fourth Amendment rights,” says the ACLU. “This is huge.”  (CD) — In a decision that digital rights advocates called “a groundbreaking victory for Americans’ privacy rights,” the U.S....

MintPress - 2018-06-07 - Original post - cached version

Facebook provided at least four Chinese electronics companies, including government-linked telecom giant Huawei, unrestricted access to user data, according to a person familiar with the matter but not authorized to speak on the record.

The relationships were part of a recently revealed ...

MintPress - 2018-06-04 - Original post - cached version

At least one member of Congress regarded new information about Facebook’s data-sharing partnerships with tech companies as evidence that the company’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, lied to lawmakers in April about the control users have over their information on the social media platform.

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Rick Falkvinge - 2018-05-18 - Original post - cached version

Privacy: In a series of posts on this blog, we have shown how practically everything our parents took for granted with regards to privacy has been completely eliminated for our children, just because they use digital tools instead of analog, and the people interpreting the laws are saying that...

21 Century Wire - 2018-05-12 - Original post - cached version

21st Century Wire says…

If you have a Yahoo! account, or still have an AOL account (why?), you might want to consider messaging via carrier pigeon. Verizon’s new online content provider, Oath, now requires users of its Yahoo! and AOL services to allow access to personal data – including...

Rick Falkvinge - 2018-05-11 - Original post - cached version

Europe: Slack has updated its Terms of Service to let your manager read your private conversations in private channels. Our analog parents would have been shocked and horrified at the very idea that their bosses would open packages and read personal messages that were addressed to them. For our...

Rick Falkvinge - 2018-05-04 - Original post - cached version

Privacy: The dystopic stories of the 1950s said the government would install cameras in our homes, with the government listening in and watching us at all times. Those stories were all wrong, for we installed the cameras ourselves.

In the analog world of our parents, it was taken for...

Rick Falkvinge - 2018-05-01 - Original post - cached version

Privacy: Our parents, at least in the Western world, had a right to hold private conversations face-to-face, whether out in public or in the sanctity of their home. This is all but gone for our digital children.

Not long ago, it was the thing of horror books and movies that there would...

MintPress - 2018-05-01 - Original post - cached version

Big Brother does not watch us, by his choice. We watch him, by ours. There is no need for wardens or gates or Ministries of Truth. When a population becomes distracted by trivia, when cultural life is redefined as a perpetual round of entertainments, when serious public conversation becomes a...

Rick Falkvinge - 2018-04-29 - Original post - cached version

Privacy: For our analog parents, a diary or a personal letter could rarely be touched by authorities, not even by law enforcement searching for evidence of a crime. Objects such as these had protection over and above the constitutional privacy safeguards. For our digital children, however, the...

The Duran - 2018-04-26 - Original post - cached version

First appeared on RussiaFeed.com

Internet users in the Russian Federation may have noticed something different in the last week or two. Many Internet sites that were available in March are no longer available now, at least not without a VPN in use to set the user’s computer outside...

Rick Falkvinge - 2018-04-13 - Original post - cached version

Privacy: In the analog world of our parents, it was absolutely unthinkable that the government would demand to know every footstep you took, every phonecall you made, and every message you wrote, just as a routine matter. For our digital children, government officials keep insisting on this as...

MintPress - 2018-04-11 - Original post - cached version

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony before nearly half the Senate Tuesday may mark a historic turning point for Silicon Valley.

Members of both parties expressed substantive concerns about how high-tech’s surveillance economy preys on privacy and elevates propaganda—followed by wide...

Rick Falkvinge - 2018-04-06 - Original post - cached version

Privacy: At worst, our analog parents could be prevented from meeting each other. Our digital children are prevented from talking about particular subjects, once the conversation is already happening. This is a horrifying development.

When our digital children are posting a link to The...

MintPress - 2018-04-05 - Original post - cached version

The backlash against high-tech’s privacy-invading business model is growing—but one hard-hit Silicon Valley institution, Facebook, announced a potentially far-reaching reform late on Wednesday.

Over a 24-hour period, it appears that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg went from endorsing, “in...

Rick Falkvinge - 2018-03-31 - Original post - cached version

Privacy: Our analog parents’ dating preferences were considered a most private of matters. For our digital children, their dating preferences is a wholesale harvesting opportunity for marketing purposes. How did this terrifying shift come to be?

I believe the first big harvester of...

Need To Know News - 2018-03-28 - Original post - cached version

The CLOUD Act, which was included in last week's Omnibus bill, eviscerates what may have been left of citizen privacy in America and it makes personal information readily available to other governments. It empowers the US government and foreign governments to invade the privacy of anyone it...

The Anti Media - 2018-03-26 - Original post - cached version

(ANTIMEDIA) — While the nation remained fixated on gun control and Facebook’s violative practices last week, the U.S. government quietly codified the CLOUD Act, its own intrusive policies on citizens’ data. While the massive, $1.2 trillion omnibus spending bill passed Friday received widespread...

Corbett Report - 2018-03-24 - Original post - cached version


We all know that privacy is a thing of the past, right? Pfff. The government spying on everyone? That's yesterday's news. But if you think you've heard it all when it comes to the obtrusive police state panopticon, you've got another thing coming. Here are five privacies you didn't even...

Corbett Report - 2018-03-23 - Original post - cached version

[audio mp3="https://www.corbettreport.com/mp3/episode333-lq.mp3"][/audio] We all know that privacy is a thing of the past, right? Pfff. The government spying on everyone? That's yesterday's news. But if you think you've heard it all when it comes to the obtrusive police state panopticon, you'...
Rick Falkvinge - 2018-01-31 - Original post - cached version

Privacy: We’ve seen how our digital children’s privacy is violated in everything they buy with cash or credit, in a way our analog parents would have balked at. But even worse: our digital children’s privacy is also violated by tracking what they don’t buy — either actively decline or just...

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