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Hey, I’ve Never Met You. And This Is Crazy. But Here’s My Number. Harass Me Maybe.

Posted October 19th, 2012 at 9:38 am (UTC-4)
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Why Facebook Believes Privacy Is Not Its Job Ross Slutsky | Atlanta GA Facebook has never had a stellar reputation when it comes to privacy.  Here is the latest annoyance. Open a new window in your browser, login to Facebook (if you haven’t already) and check your privacy settings. Click on Edit Settings. Now go […]

Are We All Facebook Stalkers?

Posted July 9th, 2012 at 3:51 pm (UTC-4)
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A Different Perspective On A Common Phrase Over the years, we’ve run stories warning of the dangers of social networks; of “over-sharing” and eroding personal privacy. One aspect previously addressed is the phenomena often called “cyber-stalking.” We stand second to no one in warning of the genuine threat stalkers pose, regardless of whether they track […]

Spying Online In Syria

Posted June 7th, 2012 at 11:09 am (UTC-4)
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Damascus Mines The Web To Target Activists Doug Bernard | Washington DC As the situation and armed conflicts in Syria enter a new period of uncertainty and militarization, it increasingly appears the same may well be said about Syria’s Internet. Of course, it’s old news to say that Damascus restricts citizen’s access to the web […]

More Privacy, or More Excuses?

Posted February 24th, 2012 at 10:52 pm (UTC-4)
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Examining the Obama Administration’s Proposed Privacy Bill of Rights Doug Bernard | Washington DC There aren’t many things the world’s three largest web browsers – Microsoft’s Explorer, Google’s Chrome and Mozilla’s Firefox – can agree on. This week saw the unveiling of one of them. The Obama administration is putting forward a new set of […]

Four Degrees of Facebook?

Posted November 23rd, 2011 at 5:22 pm (UTC-4)
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And the Campaign Against “Breaking The Internet” Doug Bernard | Washington DC Periodically we like to share a few of the stories and posts from across the web that caught our eye.  There are no editorial threads implied connecting these items together, other than being interesting. #1: What’s With The “Weirdness” from China? There’s been […]

Twitter and the Congressman

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 1:43 pm (UTC-4)
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And The Lesson That Never Gets Learned As news stories go, the tale of Congressman Anthony Weiner and his recent online activities seems rather limited.  It’s not a story about war, or disease, or a major environmental disaster.  But given what it hints at  – online sex – there’s little surprise it’s front page news […]

Syria’s Internet Hijack

Posted May 12th, 2011 at 4:35 pm (UTC-4)
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Using a “Man-in-the-Middle” to Target Activists Given the civil unrest roiling the Middle East, Syria’s recent decision to unblock Facebook seemed…well, puzzling.  After all that’s been made of the social network’s role in helping organize the Egyptian and Tunisian uprisings, why would Damascus choose this moment to open it up? Perhaps now we have the […]

What Devices Rule Your Life?

Posted January 11th, 2011 at 2:07 pm (UTC-4)
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Is the “Wiki” Generation Too Wired For Its Good? This week we’re partnering with our pals who run the really-worth-your-time blog “VOA Student Union” with this question: what does the Internet generation think about all the wired devices that have come into our lives? It’s a question we’ve been returning to as we’ve read, and […]

Web Privacy Gains Traction On Both Sides of the Atlantic

Posted November 4th, 2010 at 5:55 pm (UTC-4)
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Could the New US Congress Find Common Cause with the EU? Even before the votes were counted, the Internet was buzzing with speculation about the 2010 midterm elections: what their meaning may be, their economic fallout and impacts on foreign policy across the globe. Now add to the list: increased scrutiny of Internet privacy. The […]

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