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Find out (some of) what one big data broker knows about you

At least one big-name data broker thinks I'm an Asian who owns a cat and a boat and loves to travel. Sounds like someone who leads a much more interesting life than I do.<p>That's the profile Acxiom revealed when I plugged my name, address, and other information into the data broker's free …

Privacy

Surveillance - NSA can access data on your mobile device

The German news agency Der Spiegel reported last act of US surveillance, the NSA is able to access data stored in a wide range of mobile devices …

Ten Steps You Can Take Right Now Against Internet Surveillance

One of the trends we've seen is how, as the word of the NSA's spying has spread, more and more ordinary people want to know how (or if) they can …

Information Systems

9 Pieces of Data E-Commerce Entrepreneurs Should Collect

There’s no question that the future of e-commerce is in personalization. But you can’t improve your customers’ online shopping experience (or retain existing customers) without understanding what it is they want in the first place — which means you need to be understanding, and then acting, on …

Here's What Law Enforcement Can Recover From A Seized iPhone

You may think of your iPhone as a friendly personal assistant. But once it’s alone in a room full of law enforcement officials, you might be surprised at the revealing things it will say about you.<p>On Tuesday the American Civil Liberties Union published a report it obtained from a drug investigation …

The NSA Has Been Infiltrating Online Games

Looking for terrorists in World of Warcraft<p>The National Security Agency, still under the microscope because of leaks from former employee Edward Snowden, has been straddling the line between terrifying digital panoptican and almost comically inept government institution. Now, in the latter …

Three Steps You Can Take to Protect Yourself From Online Spying

The recent PRISM scandal has validated both the general public's growing unease with federal law enforcement agencies, and many of the fringe …

World Future Society

Your Journey Begins Here...<p>Each of us has a story to share about the moment or experience that led us down a path of curiosity about the future . . …

How To Be Anonymous In The Age Of DNA Surveillance

<p>These Brooklyn artists’ <span class="caps">DIY</span> guide to countersurveillance may be a spoof, but they’re serious about getting you to think about Big Brother.</p><p><i>Last week, Bushwick gallery 319 Scholes brought together 60 artists for the second annual Art Hack Day—a</i> …