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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?

A rich harvest

John Bambenek | 03 July 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: big data, Google, privacy, surveillance
Groovy devices like Google Glass are constantly collecting data about you and your habits which can be sold to advertisers.

Mining the internet

Michael Cook | 02 July 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: 2012 elections, privacy, surveillance
Worried about government snooping? What about the companies which spend every minute of the day sifting through your internet data trail.

Gathering private information online is abuse of state power

Grant Blank | 10 June 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: big data, privacy, surveillance
We urgently need a debate on the right of Big Government to trawl through Big Data.

No warrant, no problem

Theodoric Meyer and Peter Maass | 07 June 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: internet, privacy, surveillance
It's relatively easy for the US government to follow its citizens' digital trails. And most of the time, you will never know.

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