Category: Internet

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

Jef Rouner: No, It’s Not Your Opinion. You’re Just Wrong

Eventually you are going to venture out into the world and find that what you thought was an informed opinion was actually just a tiny thought based on little data and your feelings

Henry A. Giroux: Pedagogy of the Precariat

Critical Pedagogy in and for the Age of the Digital Media

Jeremy Gillula: Is Not Neutral, Not Secure, and Not the Internet

It continues to impose conditions and restraints that not only make it something less than a true Internet service, but also endanger people’s privacy and security

Michael Schulson: “Facebook’s power is to sort what people see and to screen information. That’s basically what Google does, too”

There’s a way in which the everyday experience becomes more attuned to the logic of quantification and advertising

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