May 9, 2012

Giving Up Our Liberty for Free, 1 Click at a Time

Rupert Myers, Telegraph

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There was a time when privacy meant locking your door and enjoying the space to think, and to avoid the interference or observation of others. Now physical privacy is only a small part of what we should expect. Over each attack by the state on individual liberty there has been argument, but there are few lasting victories for those on the libertarian side of these debates.

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May 4, 2012
8 Tools for the Online Privacy Paranoid
Jared Newman, Time
It’s hard to use the Internet anymore without being watched. Tracking cookies follow your every move, so advertisers can figure out what to sell you. Social networks keep you constantly signed in, in part so they can see... more ››
May 6, 2012
Facebook by the Numbers: A Pre-IPO Rundown
Dustin Curtis,
I like to look at raw numbers every once in a while, without external influence, to recalibrate my ability to judge the magnitude of things. Here are some of the numbers from Facebook's most recent S-1 filing (published... more ››
May 6, 2012
FBI Wants Facebook & Google 'Wiretap-Ready'
Declan McCullagh, CNET
The FBI is asking Internet companies not to oppose a controversial proposal that would require firms, including Microsoft, Facebook, Yahoo, and Google, to build in¬†backdoors for government surveillance.In meetings with industry... more ››