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This isn’t about one iPhone. It’s about millions of them. — Backchannel. This isn’t about one iPhone.

This isn’t about one iPhone. It’s about millions of them. — Backchannel

It’s about millions of them. The FBI wants to force Apple to build new software and help it hack into an encrypted iPhone. The Next Social Media We Want and Need! — Backchannel. The Next Social Media We Want and Need!

The Next Social Media We Want and Need! — Backchannel

Crypto giant David Chaum explains his PrivaTegrity, and tells why it’s so vital Editor’s note: I first met David Chaum in 1994, while writing a story about digital money for Wired Magazine, and he became a key source and subject for my 2001 book, Crypto. The Day We Fight Back - February 11th 2014. German Television does first Edward Snowden Interview (ENGLISH) Google Removes Vital Privacy Feature From Android, Claiming Its Release Was Accidental. Yesterday, we published a blog post lauding an extremely important app privacy feature that was added in Android 4.3.

Google Removes Vital Privacy Feature From Android, Claiming Its Release Was Accidental

That feature allows users to install apps while preventing the app from collecting sensitive data like the user's location or address book. The App Ops interface removed in Android 4.4.2 After we published the post, several people contacted us to say that the feature had actually been removed in Android 4.4.2, which was released earlier this week. Today, we installed that update to our test device, and can confirm that the App Ops privacy feature that we were excited about yesterday is in fact now gone. Twitter and Facebook drop privacy bombshells. Home » News, Social Media News Just days apart, Twitter and Facebook have announced privacy changes that have left users less than impressed.

Twitter and Facebook drop privacy bombshells

Twitter has announced that it’s opening up DMs to everyone, regardless of their following status. Surveillance Blowback: The Making of the U.S. Surveillance State, 1898-2020. The American surveillance state is now an omnipresent reality, but its deep history is little known and its future little grasped.

Surveillance Blowback: The Making of the U.S. Surveillance State, 1898-2020

Edward Snowden’s leaked documents reveal that, in a post-9/11 state of war, the National Security Agency (NSA) was able to create a surveillance system that could secretly monitor the private communications of almost every American in the name of fighting foreign terrorists. The technology used is state of the art; the impulse, it turns out, is nothing new. For well over a century, what might be called “surveillance blowback” from America’s wars has ensured the creation of an ever more massive and omnipresent internal security and surveillance apparatus. Its future (though not ours) looks bright indeed. Sweden’s data protection Authority bans Google cloud services over privacy concerns. In a landmark ruling, Sweden’s data protection authority (the Swedish Data Inspection Board) this week issued a decision that prohibits the nation’s public sector bodies from using the cloud service Google Apps.

Sweden’s data protection Authority bans Google cloud services over privacy concerns

A risk assessment by the Board determined that the contract gives Google too much covert discretion over how data can be used The ruling – which bans Google cloud products such as calendar services, email and data processing functions – is based on inadequacies in the Google contract. A risk assessment by the Board determined that the contract gives Google too much covert discretion over how data can be used, and that public sector customers are unable to ensure that data protection rights are protected. You Lookin' At Me? Reflections on Google Glass. - Jan Chipchase - Voices. There is but one remedy for the Glass wearer — a bucket of ice water in the face whenever you suspect he has taken you unawares.

You Lookin' At Me? Reflections on Google Glass. - Jan Chipchase - Voices

Good to Know – Google. If you’re the tablet owner, touch Settings → Users → Add user or profile.

Good to Know – Google

Touch Restricted profile → New profile, then name the profile. Use the ON/OFF switches and settings to manage access to features, settings, and apps. Press the Power button to return to the lock screen, then touch the new profile icon. Once it's all set up, the Home screen is empty. Touch the All Apps icon to get started with the new profile. NSA Whistleblower: Everyone in US under virtual surveillance, all info stored, no matter the post. How to delete yourself from the Internet. The Internet companies that power your online life know that data equals money, and they're becoming bolder about using that data to track you.

How to delete yourself from the Internet

If they get their way, your every online step would be not only irrevocable, but traceable back to you. Welcome to Google Data Armageddon. March 01, 2012, 11:38 AM — Today is G Day, when Google’s new privacy policy takes effect.

Welcome to Google Data Armageddon

Not just Google: Facebook also bypasses privacy settings in IE. Update: Facebook has responded. Facebook to Microsoft: P3P is outdated, what else ya got? Following the news that Google is tricking Apple's Safari browser by including privacy-circumventing code in its ads, Microsoft is now saying that Google bypassed privacy settings in Internet Explorer as well. The story goes deeper than that. Google isn't the only company to blame here: Facebook is doing the same thing, as are tens of thousands of other companies, according to TechPolicy.

Six Tips to Protect Your Search Privacy. By Peter Eckersley, Seth Schoen, Kevin Bankston, and Derek Slater. Google, MSN Search, Yahoo! , AOL, and most other search engines collect and store records of your search queries. How Much Does Google Know About You? Find Out and Delete! (Updated) A Simple Soul. Great Privacy Search Alternatives To Scroogle (Updated) A Simple Soul. Scroogle, Privacy-First Search Engine, Shuts Down for Good. Anonymity. New Google privacy policy: why the Internet is freaking out. SOPA / PIPA. #SOPA. SOPA and PIPA 2012. SOPA. Obama Says So Long SOPA, Killing Controversial Internet Piracy Legislation. SOPA copyright bill draws fire. The Stop Online Piracy Act is intended to target "rogue" Web sites, but critics say it'll knock the stuffing out of legitimate sites as well. How SOPA would affect you: FAQ An in-depth look at the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act, backed by Hollywood and opposed by the largest Web companies and civil liberties groups.

(Posted in Privacy Inc. by Declan McCullagh) January 18, 2012 How Republican opposition derailed SOPA and Protect IP SOPA and Protect IP Act have finally splintered a Democrat-Republican alliance in favor of expanding copyright law that's been in place since the 1990s. Obama wants Hollywood, Silicon Valley to 'come together' on SOPA During a Google+ hangout aired on YouTube, the president stops short of saying he opposes a pair of controversial Hollywood-backed copyright bills. • SOPA support gets UFC president hacked (Posted in Privacy Inc. by Declan McCullagh) January 30, 2012 3:49 p.m. SOPA halted in House Senate vote on PIPA is postponed Rep. Who is winning SOPA?