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Before MARCH 1ST: How To Delete Your Google Browsing History Before Privacy Changes

via John Thomas Didumus, Digital Journal With just days to go before Google changes to its new privacy policy that allows it to gather, store and use personal information, users have a last chance to delete their Google Browsing History, along with any damning information therein. Tech News Daily reports that once Google’s new unified … Continue reading

Congress And The EU Are Fighting To Change Google’s Privacy Policy

via Jamie Confliffe, Gizmodo Google’s new privacy policy has already caused a stir among users. Now, Congress and EU regulators are sniffing around the changes and aren’t happy about them — but Google doesn’t seem to care in the slightest. According to The Hill, house lawmakers questioned Google representatives for two hours yesterday about the … Continue reading

FDA Approves Computer Chip For Humans

via Associated Press, MSNBC Medical milestone or privacy invasion? A tiny computer chip approved Wednesday for implantation in a patient’s arm can speed vital information about a patient’s medical history to doctors and hospitals. But critics warn that it could open new ways to imperil the confidentiality of medical records. The Food and Drug Administration … Continue reading

Supreme Court Says Search Warrants Needed When Police Use GPS Devices To Track Suspects

via Associated Press, The Washington Post The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that police must get a search warrant before using GPS technology to track criminal suspects. The GPS device helped authorities link Washington, D.C., nightclub owner Antoine Jones to a suburban house used to stash money and drugs. He was sentenced to life in … Continue reading

Facebook Gives Politico Deep Access To Users’ Political Sentiments

via Liz Gannes, AllThingsD Counting Twitter mentions would have you believe that Ron Paul is the most popular Republican candidate in the ongoing U.S. primaries. Umm, right. But some social media analysis of politics is going beyond that. A partnership between Facebook and Politico announced today is one of the more far-reaching efforts. It will … Continue reading

10 Reasons The U.S. Is No Longer The Land Of The Free

via Jonathan Turley, The Washington Post Every year, the State Department issues reports on individual rights in other countries, monitoring the passage of restrictive laws and regulations around the world. Iran, for example, has been criticized for denying fair public trials and limiting privacy, while Russia has been taken to task for undermining due process. Other countries … Continue reading

Liberals Need To Take Obama’s Civil Liberties Record Seriously

via E.D. Kain, Forbes In 2008, during the aftershocks of the housing market and financial collapse and the fall of Lehman Brothers, and amidst the  increasingly frightening din of anti-Obama sentiment that was coming to define the presidential campaign between him and rival John McCain, it was nevertheless difficult to not feel a swell of … Continue reading

Homeland Security May Up Social Media Intelligence Gathering

via P. Solomon Banda, The Huffington Post The wave of uprisings across North Africa and the Middle East that have overturned three governments in the past year have prompted the U.S. government to begin developing guidelines for culling intelligence from social media networks, a top Homeland Security official said Monday. Department of Homeland Security Undersecretary … Continue reading

The New Facebook: How To Take Control Of Your Privacy

Facebook took a huge step toward ubiquitous sharing with its new timeline and sharing features. And it rightfully creeps some people out. Not everybody wants to share their life story on their profile, see their friends’ activities in real time or have their preferences in music, movies and reading shared as they’re consuming media. But … Continue reading

Facebook Fixes ID Cookie Glitch

Facebook has said that it has “fixed” cookies that could have tracked users after they logged out of the site. The issue was brought to light by an Australian blogger who has conducted a year-long analysis of the social network’s use of cookies. He concluded the company might still be able to track members’ web … Continue reading

Facebook’s Makeover Is A Little Bit Scary

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg summed up the social network’s big F8 announcement this way: “We’re adding verbs.” What he didn’t say was: We’re subtracting privacy. At last year’s F8, Facebook announced the “like” button. One year later the “like” button looks like the work of cave men. Starting today, Zuckerberg announced that you won’t be … Continue reading

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