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It's Your Data — But Others Are Making Billions Off It

It’s hard to mandate laws around privacy. Privacy is a right as well as a preference, but when you’re in public, precedents have been set as to where …

GOOGLE: If You Send To Gmail, You Have 'No Legitimate Expectation Of Privacy'

In a motion filed last month by Google to have a class action complaint dismissed, Google's lawyers reference a 1979 ruling, holding that people who turn over information to third parties shouldn't expect that information to remain private.<p>From the filing (emphasis added):<p>Just as a sender of a …

Why Email Can Never Be Truly Secure: It's The Metadata

Following on from the revelation that Lavabit, the secure email provider used by Edward Snowden, has closed we also got the news that Silent Circle was preemptively closing down their email service. This had me scratching my head a bit as I’m sure it did a number of other people. If these so called …

Google Did Not Say that There Is No Privacy in Gmail

Earlier on Tuesday, Google was quoted by Consumer Watchdog, RT.com (Russia Today) and Gizmodo as having argued in a legal motion that customers have “no legitimate expectation of privacy”, but the quote has been taken out of context.<p>Here’s the passage in question:<p>“Just as a sender of a letter to a …

See Steve Jobs Rendered In Bubble Wrap

Artist Bradley Hart found a piece of bubble wrap lying on the floor after his first-ever gallery show and wondered about the origins of the stuff. It turns out that bubble wrap was invented in 1957 as a modern form of wall coverings. (So much for that…)<p>Hart took the material–today meant to protect …

Art

Paying for privacy: Why it's time for us to become customers again

If you’re not paying for the product, you are the product.<p>Chances are you’ve heard this line before, especially in conversation about privacy and advertising — and it’s true. If you’re using an awesome, free product online, its makers are mining your data for information to sell to advertisers. And …

Technology | Academics | Policy - Privacy, Big Data, and Building Trust

90% of all the data in the world has been generated over the last two years, reports ScienceDaily. The recent pii2013 conference examined many …

Privacy

El gobierno español reclamó a Facebook datos sobre 715 usuarios durante 2013

El Gobierno de Mariano Rajoy <b>reclamó información sobre 715 cuentas de usuarios de Facebook</b> en el primer semestre de 2013, según un informe hecho …