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“Wiping” your phone may not wipe those photos

Andrew Smith | 16 Jul 2014 | CONNECTING |  
tags: mobile phones, privacy


CINEMA CLASSICS: The Lives of Others (2006)

Ronan Wright | 15 July 2014 | POPCORN |  
tags: Communism, Germany, privacy, surveillance


All wired up: the contraceptive chip

Karl D. Stephan | 15 July 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: birth control, contraception, internet, privacy
The Gates Foundation has funded an implantable device which can be controlled remotely.


Was the wheel (or the Internet) a good or a bad invention?

Denyse O'Leary | 19 May 2014 | CONNECTING |  
tags: government intervention, Internet, privacy


Do citizens have the right to control their data on the web?

Norberto Gonzalez Gaitano | 17 March 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: big data, privacy
Europe and America prepare to regulate the use of big data.


The cloudy future

Karl D. Stephan | 04 February 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: cloud, internet, privacy, surveillance
The big technology companies are forcing us into the Cloud, whether we like it or not.


The internet after Snowden: what now?

Giovanni Navarria | 12 December 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Edward Snowden, internet, privacy, surveillance
How can private citizens protect their privacy if intelligence agencies are able to track on-line activity of "anyone, anywhere, anytime"?


In spy versus spy, there are rules. But are there any ethics?

Patrick Stokes | 10 December 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Edward Snowden, privacy, spying, surveillance
A willingness to live with the costs of doing the right thing is essential.


Your emails are all scanned—that’s what you agreed to

David Tuffley | 19 August 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: email, privacy, surveillance
Email providers have given themselves the legal right to scan people’s email by including it in their terms of service.


Welcome to the surveillance economy

Martin Hirst | 29 July 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: privacy, surveillance
The value of Big Data is said to be nearly $40 billion per year -- and it's growing rapidly.


Safeguards needed for genetic privacy

Michael Cook | 26 July 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: genetic privacy, genetics, privacy, surveillance
If your genome can be digitized, it can be hacked.


The ideal excuse for repression: the US does it

Richard Solash | 23 July 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: privacy, surveillance
The law of unintended consequence works 24/7. America may be spying to protect freedom, but totalitarian states will use its example as a reason to tighten up even more.


Keeping the NSA in perspective

George Friedman | 18 July 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: privacy, Stratfor, surveillance
Remember Pearl Harbor? The NSA certainly does.


Why do so many American ‘journalists’ appear to hate actual journalism?

Nicole Hemmer | 08 July 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: privacy, surveillance, whistleblowers
The leaks by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden have sparked a debate in the US over whether journalists can also be activists.


Is America’s lawyer president lying to the world?

Robert Hutchinson | 04 July 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Barack Obama, privacy, surveillance
Can we trust what the President is telling the public about the extent of NSA surveillance?


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