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Internetworking. Internet tools. Opt Out. MedIT. U.S. Department of State Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) This site is designed to assist you in making a request for records controlled by the U.S. Department of State. If you would like to request records from another agency, you may wish to view a list of Other Federal Agencies’ FOIA Web Sites . Information Access Guide – if you would like to request Department of State Records, please follow the instructions in our comprehensive guide.

This guide also includes information on fees, expeditious handling, and appeals. En Esp a ñol Requesting Department of State Records – basic instructions for filing a FOIA request. Electronic FOIA Request – make a FOIA request online. FOIA/Privacy Act Reference Material – laws, regulations, policies, and administrative guidelines relating to information access programs. Electronic Reading Room – records available to the public including final opinions and administrative rulings, administrative staff manuals, and policy guidelines. What’s New Documents Posted September 2012 covering a wide range of topics. Digital Due Process :: About the Issue. FAQ – Privacy & Terms – Google. How are you implementing the recent Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) decision on the right to be forgotten? The recent ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union has profound consequences for search engines in Europe.

The court found that certain users have the right to ask search engines like Google to remove results for queries that include the person's name. To qualify, the results shown would need to be inadequate, irrelevant, no longer relevant, or excessive. Since this ruling was published on 13 May 2014, we've been working around the clock to comply. This is a complicated process because we need to assess each individual request and balance the rights of the individual to control his or her personal data with the public's right to know and distribute information.

If you have a removal request, please fill out this web form. We look forward to working closely with data protection authorities and others over the coming months as we refine our approach. Neo Techno Ethica. Bit Coin Review. will find you someone who looks like your ex.

New Web and email address options exploded this year with 469 new top-level domain names. Next year, Google, Amazon and 10 others will bid for rights to oversee .app. In 2014, the renaming of the Net has begun in earnest. A dramatic liberalization of the Internet address system means that people can set up websites and email addresses ending in .photography, .london, .gift, .beer and .restaurant.

And since they started arriving early in 2014, the virtual land grab has begun in earnest. Starting in February, 469 of these new names arrived, says the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ( ICANN), a nonprofit organization that oversees the system. The addresses are called generic top-level domains (GTLDs), and their debut is part of ICANN's years-long plan to introduce new virtual real estate on the Net.

With the GTLD expansion, people can identify themselves by profession -- for instance, .photography, .florist, .realtor, .pizza and .plumber. How new TLDs arrive. Three Day Rule, a modern take on matchmaking. ✉ Guerrilla Mail - Disposable Temporary E-Mail Address. Data Protection Officials Adopt Internet of Things Declaration and Big Data Resolution | Inside Privacy. Home > International > Data Protection Officials Adopt Internet of Things Declaration and Big Data Resolution At the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners in Mauritius this week, representatives of the private sector and academia joined together to discuss the positive changes and attendant risks that the internet of things and big data may bring to daily life.

Attendees memorialized the observations and conclusions of their discussions in a Declaration on the Internet of Things and a Resolution on Big Data. The documents are not, of course, binding. But, the fact that the Declaration and Resolution drew the consensus of a large gathering of international data protection regulators renders them relevant indicators of direction of data privacy policies and trends. Mauritius Declaration on the Internet of Things Mauritius Resolution on Big Data. Network Advertising Initiative. Opt Out of Interest-Based Advertising NAI members are committed to transparency and choice. The NAI opt-out tool was developed in conjunction with our members for the express purpose of allowing consumers to "opt out" of the Interest-Based Advertising delivered by our members. Some of the ads you receive on Web pages are customized based on predictions about your interests generated from your visits over time and across different Web sites.

This type of ad customization — sometimes called “online behavioral” or “interest-based” advertising — is enabled through your computer browser and browser cookies. Such online advertising helps support the free content, products and services you get online. Using the tools on this page, you can opt out from receiving Interest-Based Advertising from some or all of our participating companies. Opting out does not mean you will no longer receive online advertising. If you have any questions, please visit our FAQ section. NAI: Network Advertising Initiative. The RFID Ecosystem Project - University of Washington, CSE. The Internet Gets Physical. This snack-food corporation has a creepy plan to watch you in the grocery store. (20th Century Fox / Dreamworks Pictures) It's not quite "Minority Report"-levels of creepiness, but it's getting there.

Mondelez International, whose properties include Chips Ahoy, Nabisco, Ritz and other high-profile snack brands, says it's planning to debut a grocery shelf in 2015 that comes equipped with sensors to determine the age and sex of passing customers. The shelf, which is hooked up to Microsoft's Kinect controller, will be able to use basic facial features like bone structure to build a profile of a potential snacker, Mondelez chief information officer Mark Dajani told the Wall Street Journal. While pictures of your actual face won't be stored, aggregate demographic data from thousands of transactions will be. Of course, what one industry tries, another could copy.

Do Not Track - Universal Web Tracking Opt Out. Tracking Preference Expression (DNT) Abstract This specification defines the DNT request header field as an HTTP mechanism for expressing the user's preference regarding tracking, an HTML DOM property to make that expression readable by scripts, and APIs that allow scripts to register site-specific exceptions granted by the user. It also defines mechanisms for sites to communicate whether and how they honor a received preference through use of the Tk response header field and well-known resources that provide a machine-readable tracking status.

Status of This Document This section describes the status of this document at the time of its publication. This document was published by the Tracking Protection Working Group as a Last Call Working Draft on 24 April 2014. The Tracking Protection Working Group invites broad community review, especially of technical requirements and dependencies. Publication as a Last Call Working Draft does not imply endorsement by the W3C Membership. Table of Contents 1. 2. Tracking context user party 3. NSA uses Google cookies to pinpoint targets for hacking. A slide from an internal NSA presentation indicating that the agency uses at least one Google cookie as a way to identify targets for exploitation.

(Washington Post) The National Security Agency is secretly piggybacking on the tools that enable Internet advertisers to track consumers, using "cookies" and location data to pinpoint targets for government hacking and to bolster surveillance. The agency's internal presentation slides, provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, show that when companies follow consumers on the Internet to better serve them advertising, the technique opens the door for similar tracking by the government. The slides also suggest that the agency is using these tracking techniques to help identify targets for offensive hacking operations. For years, privacy advocates have raised concerns about the use of commercial tracking tools to identify and target consumers with advertisements.

How consumers are tracked online Google's PREF Cookie Leaked location data. Who in Congress Supports SOPA and PIPA/PROTECT-IP? | SOPA Opera. Frequently Asked Questions on Identity Cards » NO2ID. What is an ID card? The government is planning to establish a system that will involve unprecedented collation and monitoring of personal information. The House of Lords said the Identity Cards Bills name is misleading. This is about more than plastic cards! An ID card, as part of the National Identity Scheme, will impose upon every adult legally resident in this country, including foreign nationals, a card which will link to the National Identity Register, holding fifty pieces of information about each of them.

The ID card itself will be the part of the National Identity Register (NIR) you will carry in your wallet. This technology brings many pitfalls, including enormous cost, a one stop shop for organised criminals and intrusion into civil liberties. (More about the pitfalls of the scheme.) Why introduce a National Identity Scheme? But this is being used as an excuse for a National Identity Register (NIR), masked by the concept of an ID card. Who will be eligible to have an ID card? Yes. Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. What Is ACTA? The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) is an agreement to create new global intellectual property (IP) enforcement standards that go beyond current international law, shifting the discussion from more democratic multilateral forums, such as the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), to secret regional negotiations.

Through ACTA, the US aims to hand over increased authority to enforcement agencies to act on their own initiative, to seize any goods that are related to infringement activities (including domain names), criminalize circumvention of digital security technologies, and address piracy on digital networks. ACTA was negotiated from 2007 through 2010 by the US, the EU, Switzerland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Singapore, Morocco, Japan, and South Korea. Eight out of the eleven negotiating countries signed the agreement in October 2011. Why Should You Care About It? Provisions of ACTA What’s Next? About Ads on Search, Gmail and across the web - Ads Help. Quando navighi in Internet, leggi le email e fai acquisti online, avrai probabilmente notato su questi siti alcuni annunci Google correlati a quello che stai cercando o visualizzando.

Ad esempio, la pagina dei risultati di ricerca di Google può includere annunci di testo simili alla frase di ricerca appena digitata oppure il tuo blog preferito può pubblicare annunci interattivi correlati ai contenuti della pagina. Gli annunci Google possono anche essere pubblicati su Gmail, Google Earth e Google Maps. Perché allora pubblichiamo gli annunci e perché puoi visualizzare determinati annunci? In questo articolo Perché vengono pubblicati gli annunci Perché puoi visualizzare determinati annunci Perché vengono pubblicati gli annunci Perché Google continui a essere gratuito.

Perché puoi visualizzare determinati annunci Puoi visualizzare annunci Google su Ricerca Google e prodotti correlati, Gmail e siti nel Web. In Ricerca Google Esempio In Gmail Nota Sui siti web. How shared endorsements work - Google+ Help. To ensure that your recommendations reach the people you care about, Google sometimes displays your reviews, recommendations and other relevant activity throughout its products and services. This sometimes includes shopping contexts, like the Google Play music store, and ads.

Your profile name and photo may appear with the recommendation. For example, if you search for “Italian restaurants,” you might see an ad for a nearby restaurant along with your friend’s favorable review. Or, in Google Play, you might see that another friend has +1’d a new song or album. We call these shared endorsements. Here are some examples of shared endorsements. Don’t worry, your account’s privacy settings are not affected. How to turn on or off shared endorsements on ads: Sign into your Google account. Self Regulatory Frameworks – Policies & Principles – Google. Stop The Cyborgs | Only the unmeasured is free. How Apple and Amazon Security Flaws Led to My Epic Hacking | Gadget Lab.

In the space of one hour, my entire digital life was destroyed. First my Google account was taken over, then deleted. Next my Twitter account was compromised, and used as a platform to broadcast racist and homophobic messages. And worst of all, my AppleID account was broken into, and my hackers used it to remotely erase all of the data on my iPhone, iPad, and MacBook. In many ways, this was all my fault. My accounts were daisy-chained together.

Getting into Amazon let my hackers get into my Apple ID account, which helped them get into Gmail, which gave them access to Twitter. Had I used two-factor authentication for my Google account, it’s possible that none of this would have happened, because their ultimate goal was always to take over my Twitter account and wreak havoc. Those security lapses are my fault, and I deeply, deeply regret them. But what happened to me exposes vital security flaws in several customer service systems, most notably Apple’s and Amazon’s. Lulz. “Wait. “Mr. SecureUDID | a Crashlytics Innovation. Engage. OAuth Community Site. Welcome to myOpenID. What is OpenID? OpenID allows you to use an existing account to sign in to multiple websites, without needing to create new passwords.

You may choose to associate information with your OpenID that can be shared with the websites you visit, such as a name or email address. With OpenID, you control how much of that information is shared with the websites you visit. With OpenID, your password is only given to your identity provider, and that provider then confirms your identity to the websites you visit. Other than your provider, no website ever sees your password, so you don’t need to worry about an unscrupulous or insecure website compromising your identity. OpenID is rapidly gaining adoption on the web, with over one billion OpenID enabled user accounts and over 50,000 websites accepting OpenID for logins.

Several large organizations either issue or accept OpenIDs, including Google, Facebook, Yahoo! Who Owns or Controls OpenID? OpenID Explained. The Data Liberation Front. Anonymity Online. Telecommunications data retention. In the field of telecommunications, data retention (or data preservation) generally refers to the storage of call detail records (CDRs) of telephony and internet traffic and transaction data (IPDRs) by governments and commercial organisations. In the case of government data retention, the data that is stored is usually of telephone calls made and received, emails sent and received and web sites visited.

Location data is also collected. The primary objective in government data retention is traffic analysis and mass surveillance. By analysing the retained data, governments can identify the locations of individuals, an individual's associates and the members of a group such as political opponents. These activities may or may not be lawful, depending on the constitutions and laws of each country. In many jurisdictions access to these databases may be made by a government with little or no judicial oversight (e.g.

European Union[edit] United Kingdom[edit] Retention of other data[edit] ISP data. Open Rights Group - Home. Big Brother Watch | Defending civil liberties, protecting privacy. 2012 Law Enforcement Requests Report. Windows Live ID. Manage your data – Good to Know – Google. FBI launch facial recognition program. European Data Protection Authorities Publish Guidelines Clarifying Exemptions to Cookie Consent Requirement : Privacy Law Blog. WP 29 use of Location based data. Media : 10 Reasons To Delete Your Facebook Account. Facebook Privacy. Facebook reveals its evil plans | Cringely. Audiences: Syndicated Segments for Online Consumer Targeting. Your Mom’s Guide to Those Facebook Changes, and How to Block The.

Codes/processes - Simplify Facebook Wall. Protect Your Privacy Opt Out of Facebook’s New Instant Personali. FB asks users to identify friends. Facebook no longer lets users hide from search. NeWeb Privacy. Web World Things. Cyber Security. NeWeb Security.