Here is a scary article: http://goo.gl/Al731x
Online Privacy & Security
On Wednesday, the military’s Defense Advanced Projects Research Agency, or DARPA, put out an agency announcement on a program that seeks to restore some semblance of privacy to the online world. The so-called Brandeis program, named after the late U.S. Supreme Court associate justice and privacy advocate Louis Brandeis, seeks to build “information systems that can ensure private data can only be used for its intended purpose and no other.
If you care anything about your own privacy, never post your address and phone number online. The primary reason is that numerous organizations are constantly searching for your personal information so they may collect it and sell it to others. The definition of “others” varies widely, ranging from legitimate law enforcement agencies to con artists of all sorts. Here are some of the most popular sites, and ways to opt […]
A joint project between Canadian Journalists for Free Expression and the Politics of Surveillance Project at the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto has now released an online database of hundreds of classified U.S. government documents that Edward Snowden leaked to the media in 2013. It is the first time the leaked documents have been indexed and made fully searchable online.
Interesting reading: click on this link http://goo.gl/wYgpNR to read Snowden’s recommendations. Also note his disclaimer: “I wouldn’t trust your lives with any of these things, they don’t protect you from metadata association but they do strongly protect your content from precisely this type of in-transit interception.”
I doubt if this will surprise anyone. Facebook is a service that resides on the web. As such, all Internet rules apply to Facebook, including: If you’re worried about keeping something completely private, don’t put it online. You can read more in an article by Emil Protalinski at http://goo.gl/LhwBjp. I suspect that employees of many other online companies can do the same. Facebook is simply a bit more blatant than […]
Facebook has 1.393 billion active monthly members from across the world. all of those members are giving away information about themselves to Facebook, a company that saves personal information and then uses it for many purposes. Facebook data is also used by used by security agencies including the NSA and GCHQ.