surveillance


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

Peter Maass and Theodoric Meyer | 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.


School laptop ‘spying’ policy: why did they even think of it?

Carolyn Moynihan | 25 February 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: education, surveillance, technology
A lawsuit in Pennsylvania over a school district’s remote monitoring of student laptops shows there is a price to pay for digital learning -- and not just the initial price of a MacBook. There are ongoing maintenance and theft costs, and, as this case shows, there can be costs in trust and community relations. And lawyers.


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