Category Archives: Privacy

Make the Internet Less Anonymous?


Here is an excerpt from an Opinionator guest editorial from the NYT (some paragraphs have been deleted because of length considerations). “…I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” Oft … Continue reading

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On-line privacy: Does it mean anything?


Right now there are few choices about who follows us on the net.  You may argue that none of the tracking that occurs can connect my identity with a piece of data.  However, in the aggregate sifting that is data … Continue reading

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Europeans Criticize Fierce U.S. Response to Leaks


By STEVEN ERLANGER, NYT,Published: December 9, 2010 Read more in the NYT… PARIS — For many Europeans, Washington’s fierce reaction to the flood of secret diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaksdisplays imperial arrogance and hypocrisy, indicating a post-9/11 obsession with secrecy that contradicts … Continue reading

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Search of eMail Now Requires Warrant


Protected by fourth amendment News Update by Kevin Bankston In a landmark decision issued today in the criminal appeal ofU.S. v. Warshak, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the government must have a search warrant before it can secretly … Continue reading

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Europe Comments on US Reaction to Wikileaks


Europeans Criticize Fierce U.S. Response to Leaks By STEVEN ERLANGER, NYT,Published: December 9, 2010 Read more in the NYT… PARIS — For many Europeans, Washington’s fierce reaction to the flood of secret diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaksdisplays imperial arrogance and hypocrisy, indicating … Continue reading

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When Personal Privacy Is Increasingly Scant, Should Governments Expect More?


What Has WikiLeaks Started? Even if WikiLeaks can be controlled, will others be motivated to flood the world with spilled secrets?     The Post-Cablegate Era Updated December 11, 2010, 02:15 PM Ron Deibert is director of the Canada Center for … Continue reading

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Warrants? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Warrants!


Our Worst Nightmares About the Government Tracking Us Just Came True It’s okay for the government to plant a GPS tracker on the car parked in your driveway, tracking everywhere you go. It doesn’t violate your rights, at all—according to … Continue reading

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EFF Tool Offers New Protection Against ‘Firesheep’


HTTPS Everywhere Updates Web-Surfing Security San Francisco – The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has launched a new version of HTTPS Everywhere, a security tool that offers enhanced protection for Firefox browser users against “Firesheep” and other exploits of webpage security … Continue reading

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Stanford Develops “Do Not Track” Software


Stanford students create ‘do not track’ software “We always thought Do Not Track was a great technical idea, and it has a real impact that’s feasible,” said Jonathan Mayer, one of two researchers who created the software. As a government … Continue reading

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