Category: Internet

Mel Gurtov: Facebook is Listening to You

One thing we have become all too used to is that our reality can be manipulated to create the appearance of something else entirely.

Nadia Prupis: ‘Codifying’ Government Surveillance, Senate Passes CISA

“If President Obama does not veto this bill, he’ll be showing that his administration never truly cared about the open Internet,” rights group says

Rebecca Stein: The Intifada, Viral Death, and the Facebook Fallacy

All players in the occupation context right now understand the political importance of social media. And all are actively employing social media as part of their political toolkits

Byron Peters: Digital labour: Wages for crowdwork

Interview on online activism and the hidden labour behind digital life

Edward Snowden: Call for Global Privacy Treaty

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald, Brazilian privacy activist David Miranda and others have launched a new campaign to establish global privacy standards. The proposed International Treaty on the Right to Privacy, Protection Against Improper Surveillance and Protection of Whistleblowers would require states to ban mass data collection and implement public oversight Read more…

Caroline Donnelly: Belgian Privacy Commission accuses Facebook of using NSA tactics to spy on users

The BPC said it hoped the lawsuit will compel Facebook to amend its privacy policies, and overhaul how the firm handles users’ data

Jenna McLaughlin: China Pressures U.S. Companies to Buckle on Strong Encryption and Surveillance

Chinese President executives press U.S. tech companies to comply with suppressive Internet policies

Richard Falk: Living in the 21st Century

In effect, most of us, whether consciously or not, have bargained away most of our inner selves in exchange for the enjoyments, evasions, and mysteries of pervasive connectivity

James P. Steyer: Tech leaders want privacy — but only for themselves

An increasing number of tech companies are moving to track us wherever we go

Various Contributors: Cyber Attack on Women’s Health

Women’s health/pro-choice sites have been under ruthless, relentless attack for decades and the cyber front of those attacks has now expanded significantly

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