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Andra Keay

Discovery of GPS tracker becomes privacy issue - 1 views

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    US court rules that tracking once in public is public information but tracking over time in public is accumulating information usually unavailable to 'the public' therefore requiring a search warrant.
Andra Keay

Holman W. Jenkins Jr.: Google and the Search for the Future - WSJ.com - 0 views

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    The future of search is the recent I/v with Eric Schmidt, CEO of google, which outlines a bit more than the need to change your name to avoid bad teenage pix. Schmidt talks about Google being AI, the place where search has become syntax and google can tell you what you want to do next, not what you're looking for now.
anonymous

U.S. Steps Into International BlackBerry Security Debate | John Paczkowski | Digital Da... - 1 views

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    n remarks at a news conference Thursday, Clinton said the United States will hold talks with the United Arab Emirates over its decision to suspend some BlackBerry services due to security concerns. "We are taking time to consult and analyze the full the range of interests and issues at stake because we know that there is a legitimate security concern," she said. "But there is also a legitimate right of free use and access. So I think we will be pursuing both technical and expert discussions as we go forward."
Elizabeth Gan

When Patients Meet Online, Are There Side Effects? - 0 views

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    This article discusses the online safety aspects of patients who share their experiences of disorders with others on websites like CureTogether.com and PatientsLikeMe.com, though the privacy does warn not to disclose too much personal detail to ensure online safety. The notion of crowd-sourcing is introduce in regards to shared expereiences can potentitally provide better control of the disorder, as details of the conditions, successes or failures of drug treatments are shared amongst the members. These websites offer early warning signs of drug and health safety problems, the user data is gathered from the member profiles and sold to scientific or marketing research organizations. Much like Facebook, users of any social networking site should enter with caution.
yunju wang

Facebook, you've been sent a message . . . Angry users quit over privacy fears | The Au... - 1 views

  • The Wall Street Journal claiming Facebook and other social networking sites had been surreptitiously sharing users' personal data with advertisers. "Facebook has violated its duty of care," Pesce says. "They are a bad parent and I'm like DOCS. I'm taking the child out of the situation."
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    People are taking actions to express their feeling about Facebook privacy issue.
yunju wang

New-media giants feeling the heat as personal-data violations cause outrage | The Austr... - 1 views

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    Google and Facebook are both fired under privacy issue. One thing about the Internet is its border less feature, but when it comes to regualtion, this becomes a big problem. American based companies should or should not follow local ligislations? Which country can take the responsible for indivisual interllectual property or private information internationally?
yunju wang

Rudd continues to spend big with Google | The Australian - 0 views

  • "What we have to say as a small country like Australia is we expect our laws to be respected. Just because you base yourself in the US doesn't mean you can ignore the privacy of Australians."
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    International network, local lawsuit and regulation. The Australian Government is asked to justify the business deal with Google for it's privacy issue. Since google revealed to mistakenly capture private information from it's street scanning.
yunju wang

Facebook tightens privacy controls after global outrage | The Australian - 0 views

  • option of applying the same preferences to all their content, so that with one click you can decide whether to share things with just "friends" or with everyone.
  • ettings so often that keeping up with them became too much. Before the announcement, Craig Mather, a 28-year-old graduate student in Portland, Oregon, was already complaining of having to adjust his privacy settings every time Facebook comes up with a new plan.
  • It's a reflection of who you are online.
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  • lifeblood is advertising.
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    Under sever fire of privacy, Facebook is now tighten their privay policy to ease the fire. The thing is, when it comes to people, it's not that easy to solve. It's no longer a website that JUST allowing users exchage their status and connected to each other, but with more and more apps, people have the feeling that they are being spied on whenever wherever.
yunju wang

a set of: coming down from the cloud - 1 views

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    blog entry: the security concern for cloud computing.
yunju wang

a set of: to stop the unstopable - 0 views

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    Blog entry: about online piracy and the imaginary solution that I had.
yunju wang

a set of: this is the world wide web - 0 views

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    Blog entry, discussing Facebook privacy issue after viewing the F8 conference on Facebook.
lacey walker

Google releases add-on to block its own analytics - 0 views

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    Collecting web data, who is it helping and who is it hurting. Google Analytics is a prominent free to use service that allows everyone from micro bloggers to corporations to record the statistics for visitors to their sites. Analytics can tell you where visitors are from, what they searched for, and what time they visited. They receive this information from your IP address, and ultimately your visit could potentially be traced directly back to your comptuer. Google has created an add-on to help hid your IP address identity, in a likely effort to protect the company from privacy concerns.
Bujuanes Livermore

ANZ staff set up fake site to track missing debtors - 0 views

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    On the subject of the private and public divide of our social media lives comes this news article of a debt collection bank employee found to have set up a fake facebook site for the purpose of tracking the bank's bad credit customers that had gone AWOL. This story is at the heart of the issue of ethics on the internet - do organisations have a right under any circumstances to parade as something they are not?
Louise van den Oord

Facebook answering privacy concerns - 0 views

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    Open Letter from Mark Zuckerberg about Facebook's new privacy setting
Louise McClean

Encrypted Google search to kill Web analytics? - 0 views

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    Privacy may not be completely dead with Google promising a broader future roll out of an SSL encrypted Google search meaning companies will not be able to track where traffic to a site comes from...
Andra Keay

MetaFilter Saved My Pals From Sex Traffickers-Exclusive Interview | Mother Jones - 0 views

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    When it works the world of instant connectivity and social convergence is a wonderful place. Although I personally find the comments illustrative in a more depressing fashion. Derogatory comments, hotness debate and sudden normalising of "Welcome to the internet" where women are sex things and men are whatever they want to be.
Andra Keay

Privacy is Dead - BIL Conference - 1 views

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    This is like PJFenwick in 3D. Eric Gradman has great art work "The Cloud Mirror" which demonstrates many interesting social features about privacy, identity and people. Like we queue up to make idiots of ourselves and hand over our password on public computers without question. All done using Facebook Connect and Python.
Anne Zozo

Post Tech - Internet privacy comes to head; Facebook to change tools, Google accused o... - 0 views

  • "Thanks to both Google and Facebook, we have all the elements of a perfect privacy storm," said Jeffrey Chester, executive director of privacy group, the Center for Digital Democracy. "There are organized and spontaneous consumer protests; investigations by officials on both sides of the Atlantic, and a Congress finally waking up to this issue.
  • He has complained that regulators and lawmakers haven't been tough enough on Internet search engines, social networks and publishers for scarfing up user information to monetize into ads.
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    Article sums up the news around Facebook and Google Street View of the last weeks. The sleeping issue of privacy is said to have woken up. The U.S. Congress as well as the Federal Communications Commission and a Federal Trade Commission are asked to take action.
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