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symone008

http://www.surveillance-and-society.org/articles4(3)/escalating.pdf - 0 views

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      Abstract- What legal and criminal events have facilitated a reevaluation of the balance privacy & security? Find examples Historically Police Strategies involve high surveillance and less privacy Preventive law enforcement has caused a new civil privacy paradigm. How does this affect us? Whitaker (2003: 52) claims that "the historical cycle in which violent threats generate the expansion of arbitrary and intrusive powers of government is being repeated. Once again, the constitutional protection of rights is being dismissed, sometimes from the highest offices in the land, as an inconvenient impediment to safety."  - police use crime control/drugs/terrorism to justify expanding their powers  Balancing of Competing Interest Standard- test devised to weigh the permissibility of police surveillance and search powers in relation to privacy Patriots Act ECPA- police may intercept electronic communications, without a warrant or court order CALEA- internet service provider easy access to law enforcement Effects of Increased Police Surveillance on civic life - diminution of privacy rights - Alien conspiracy - Public anxiety  - Public disruption- impediment to free movement - demise of fundamental democratic ideals -- Orwellian surveillance  there is an absence of  understanding, among researchers, about the scope of police surveillance effects on this  dimension of public existence - assess the social and psychological impact of the US police surveillance on civil life? How can we maintain the balance of security and privacy? Withnot being ill-equipped or not deminishing the quality of the US life. 
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    Great article of the impact of US police surveillance on civil life.
symone008

Will You Accept the Government's Friend Request? Social Networks and Privac...: EBSCOhost - 0 views

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    Great article on the study of if the increased of social media users (and their exposure to limited privacy) would led to the public being more accepting to the governments proposed anti-privacy laws
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    Great article on the study of if the increased of social media users (and their exposure to limited privacy) would led to the public being more accepting to the governments proposed anti-privacy laws
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    Interesting article Symone!
gerellmalazarte

Facebook is fighting Manhattan's district attorney over user privacy | The Verge - 0 views

  • Facebook's leaning on the Fourth Amendment, saying the government doesn't have the right to seize, look at, or keep private messages, shared media, or other communications of users without those people knowing.
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    Facebook might be leaning towards the Fourth Amendment. It protects US citizens against unreasonable searches and seizures by the government.
gerellmalazarte

Facebook draws fire from privacy advocates over ad changes - The Washington Post - 1 views

  • Facebook came under fire Thursday from privacy advocates who say that changes to its ad network mark an unprecedented expansion of its ability to collect users' personal data.
  • Facebook, of course, is no stranger to privacy criticism. In 2011, the company settled charges with the FTC over changes to its privacy policy
  • In its announcement Thursday, the company said that it will follow competitors in joining the Digital Advertising Alliance and adopting that organization's central tools to let users opt out of data collection for ads.
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  • "It's true that everybody is doing all of this, and that's how the system works," Chester said. "But this is unprecedented. Given Facebook's scale, this is a dramatic expansion of its spying on users."
  • He said that Facebook, in particular, has become skilled at reading what people understand about online privacy and figuring out how to gradually expand its data collection efforts in ways that will tamp down criticism.
gerellmalazarte

Internet Privacy | Computer Privacy | Microsoft Privacy - 0 views

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    Precautions to protect your privacy
gerellmalazarte

Online privacy fears are real | NBC News - 0 views

  • INTERNET PRIVACY is a murky, complicated issue full of conflicting interests, misinformation, innuendo and technology snafus.
  • Complicating matters further are criminals who break into Web sites, steal the information and use it for personal gain.
  • Advertising firms, who stand to gain as much as any from personal data collection, have absorbed the brunt of complaints from privacy critics
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  • At its heart, the Internet privacy problem is a paradox.
  • But privacy concerns don’t always arise from criminal activity.
  • Privacy advocate and well-known spam fighter Ian Oxman was surprised earlier this year how easily he was able to track down the former owner of a used car he had just purchased
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    In this article there are examples of situations where Internet privacy was a problem. There are viewpoints of Internet privacy from people of high stature. Pros and cons of internet privacy.
jamieparkerson

The Pentagon is trying to make the internet more anonymous - 0 views

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    If you want to use the internet and you don't want the National Security Agency to see what you're doing, you would likely turn to Tor, a network that anonymizes web traffic by bouncing it between servers. The NSA has been working on ways to get around " the Tor problem" for years with limited success.
jamieparkerson

How to stay anonymous online (Wired UK) - 1 views

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    One year after the first revelations of Edward Snowden, cryptography has shifted from an obscure branch of computer science to an almost mainstream notion: It's possible, user privacy groups and a growing industry of crypto-focused companies tell us, to encrypt everything from emails to IMs to a gif of a motorcycle jumping over a plane.
jamieparkerson

Tor Internet privacy tool sees downloads jump to 120 million - 0 views

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    In the year since Edward Snowden's leaks lifted the veil on the National Security Agency's massive global surveillance apparatus, the powerful online anonymity tool known as Tor has been downloaded about 120 million times, according to Andrew Lewman, the Tor project's executive director.
jamieparkerson

Don\'t trust privacy apps, use Tor (Wired UK) - 0 views

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    Tor is not a silver bullet, but as we become more aware of the types of ongoing government and corporate surveillance of our online lives, it remains a vital tool. This was the message delivered by Runa Sandvik, a contributor to the open source Tor Project, at Kaspersky Lab's open day.
jurasovaib

Controversy rages over Internet privacy rights - 4 views

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    Lawsuit between Richard Warman against Constance Wilkins-Fournier over Internet privacy rights and its ruling.
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