December 11, 2012

We're Trading Privacy for Personalization

Grace Nasri, Digital Trends

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December 7, 2012
On Privacy: It's Not What I'm Hiding That Matters
John Dvorak, PC Mag
I see that Eric Schmidt is back in the news with an erroneous assertion that if you've got nothing to hide, you should not worry about your privacy.I'm always stunned when a billionaire with a private life goes on about how... more ››
December 5, 2012
Why Don't We Just Sell Our Own Data?
Erik Sofge, Popular Mechanics
Data resellers should be thrown in jail. Or, at the very least, litigated out of existence. These are companies that track our every click online to build detailed profiles of our age, location, preferences, and proclivities, and... more ››
December 5, 2012
How Police Get Your Data without a Warrant
Meyer & Maass, ProPublica
The U.S. government isn’t allowed to wiretap American citizens without a warrant from a judge. But there are plenty of legal ways for law enforcement, from the local sheriff to the FBI, to snoop on the digital trails you... more ››