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  • 5 online privacy intrusions you don't know about, and should

    Posted August 4, 2012 - 7:05 am

    These days, you need a healthy dose of naiveté to think that your personal data isn't routinely bought, sold or tracked online. Tracking cookies are the norm on popular websites, and tech giants such as Google and Facebook have a reputation for mishandling and/or overcollecting users' personal data.
  • Data snatchers! The booming market for your online identity

    Posted June 30, 2012 - 7:05 am

    Make no mistake, your personal data isn't your own. When you update your Facebook page, "Like" something on a website, apply for a credit card, click on an ad, listen to an MP3, or comment on a YouTube video, you are feeding a huge and growing beast with an insatiable appetite for your personal data, a beast that always craves more. Virtually every piece of personal information that you provide online (and much that you provide offline) will end up being bought and sold, segmented, packaged, analyzed, repackaged, and sold again.
  • Google reports 'alarming' rate of government censorship

    Posted June 23, 2012 - 7:38 am

    Generally when Google shows up in the news regarding information being exposed on the Web it's about privacy issues and concerns that too much data is being stored or distributed by the Internet giant. It's also possible, though, that in some cases Google may not be displaying enough information.
  • Proposed New York legislation would ban anonymous online comments

    Posted May 26, 2012 - 7:25 am

    Online anonymity is once again under attack. This time, it comes from the New York state Senate floor, where is bill is aiming to cut down on cyberbullying, protect small businesses, and -naturally - protect politicians from anonymous attacks during campaign season.

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