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So the U.S. security establishment is salivating at the prospect of a new cybersecurity "Cold War." In an over-the-top op-ed in Tuesday's Washington Post , Mike McConnell issues a declaration that we are "fighting a cyber war today" and compares it to the nuclear showdown with the Soviets. McConnell exemplifies the security establishment as much as anyone -- former director of the National Security Agency (NSA), former Director of National Intelligence, and currently executive vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton, a private-sector refuge for former U.S. intelligence officials (and a company that stands to make large sums from consulting on cybersecurity). The Cold War was, among many other things, a bonanza for the military and for security agencies from the NSA to the CIA to the FBI, which saw their budgets skyrocket and their power and reach expand in ways that were unprecedented in a country that had always held a deep suspicion of "standing armies" and government power.
Schools are increasingly invading student privacy both in school and outside of school. Are schools grooming youth to passively accept a surveillance state where they have no expectation of privacy anywhere? A PogoWasRight.org commentary.
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The Daily Telegraph understands that Experian, the credit reference agency, will begin working with the Department for Work and Pensions within weeks. Full credit checks will be carried out on all new benefits applicants as well as on existing claimants who are suspected of fraud. Despite concerns by civil liberties groups, all of the checks are legal and covered by the Data Protection Act. Employment minister Chris Grayling thios morning defended the use of credit rating agencies, saying that the Government was simply making use of commercially-available data. "Why should the Government not use the same tools available to independent organisations?"
The papers today all carry a story which first broke last month – the proposed use of credit rating agencies like Experian to catch people committing benefit fraud. This is a very bad idea. Nobody approves of benefit cheats. But mining private data on a routine basis on the off-chance of catching people out is a disproportionate invasion of privacy. There's a presumption of innocence in this country, and trawling everyone's credit data and treating us all as suspects brings that into question. Furthermore, there is or should be a bright line between the state and the private sector.
The Digital Surveillance State: Vast, Secret, and Dangerous It is unsurprising that the 9/11 attack fostered a massive expansion of America’s already sprawling Surveillance State. But what is surprising, or at least far less understandable, is that this growth shows no signs of abating even as we approach almost a full decade of emotional and temporal distance from that event. The spate of knee-jerk legislative expansions in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 trauma — the USA-PATRIOT Act — has actually been exceeded by the expansions of the last several years — first secretly and lawlessly by the Bush administration, and then legislatively and out in the open once Democrats took over control of the Congress in 2006.
An End to Privacy Theater: Exposing and Discouraging Corporate Disclosure of User Data to the Government by Christopher SoghoianToday, when consumers evaluate potential telecommunications, Internet service or application providers – they are likely to consider several differentiating factors: The cost of service, the features offered as well as the providers’ reputation for network quality and customer service. The firms’ divergent approaches to privacy, and in particular, their policies regarding law enforcement and intelligence agencies’ access to their customers’ private data are not considered by consumers during the purchasing process – perhaps because it is practically impossible for anyone to discover this information. A naïve reader might simply assume that the law gives companies very little wiggle room – when they are required to provide data, they must do so. This is true.
It's time we were allowed to pay money for our privacy. We already "pay" for our online services by looking at advertising that has been augmented with personal data gleaned from our Internet perambulations. Maybe it's time we formalized the value of users' data. Then, to opt out of tracking, users could simply pay the difference between what they're worth to service providers with and without their data attached. It's not a tough calculation to make.
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