Privacy

Why big data evangelists should be sent to re-education camps

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Big data is a dangerous, faith-based ideology. It’s fuelled by hubris, it’s ignorant of history, and it’s trashing decades of progress in social justice.

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Apple hiring law enforcement manager in China to handle ‘increasing’ demands for data

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The decision to hire a “head of law enforcement” comes in response to Apple moving to store some Chinese data to servers based on the country’s soil.

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Legislation: To stop the next Snowden, social media security clearance screenings

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The Enhanced Security Clearance Act of 2014 (HR 5482) hopes to employ ‘social media screening’ to flag violent psychopaths, and prevent the next Edward Snowden from getting a clearance.

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When Apple met U2 and showed too much of the sausage making

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Having been sold the image of Cupertino as the privacy good guy, and a music collection as a personalised reflection of one’s tastes, Apple has overplayed its hand by pushing an album onto its users.

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U.S. government to Yahoo: Comply with PRISM, or we’ll make sure you go bankrupt

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The fines threatened against Yahoo for failing to “join” the NSA’s PRISM program would have thrown the company into financial turmoil. The company’s lawyers speak out.

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Six big iOS 8 issues for enterprises

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The new Apple software and new hardware for it have many features that could present problems for enterprises if IT doesn’t prepare.

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It’s not too late for privacy

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Even if we accepted the ridiculous premise that privacy is at odds with progress, no it’s not too late, for a couple of reasons.

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Microsoft and Yahoo spar with U.S. government [Government IT News]

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The big online and tech companies suffer from an interesting conflict: the government is both customer and the one carrying the biggest stick in the privacy battle. Unless there’s a major policy change, you’re going to see more stories like these.

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Microsoft and Yahoo spar with U.S. government [Government IT News]

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The big online and tech companies suffer from an interesting conflict: the government is both customer and the one carrying the biggest stick in the privacy battle. Unless there’s a major policy change, you’re going to see more stories like these.

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Facebook nymwars: Disproportionately outing LGBT performers, users furious

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Facebook is enforcing its “real names” policy, insidiously outing a disproportionate number of gay, trans and adult performers — placing them at risk for attacks, stalking, privacy violations and more.

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