Ahead of our Mobilize event Oct. 16 and 17, we asked experts how 50 billion connected devices and 6 billion people change their industry. In this essay designer Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino tackles the topic of privacy.
A scientist writing for Politico has equated government data mining with atomic bombs and is calling for disarmament. But if citizens are going to have a voice in this debate, we probably need to solve web privacy first.
The European Commission’s Viviane Reding proposes single set of data privacy rules for the whole region and we recap Structure:Europe.
Yup. Makes me wonder if the tech companies that have been lobbying for Patriot Act reform over the past few years were doing so in part to get out from under the NSA’s thumb. Policy discussions were always couched in geopolitical language, but they must have foreseen the backlash even from U.S. customers if word ever got out about what was up.
I’d argue this is a prime example of when metadata is used correctly. If the other nearly 150,000 phone numbers were never investigated and the records were deleted once the feds found their guys, any invasion of privacy is only theoretical. There’s a big difference between this and GPS-tracking, or what the NSA is doing.
The last day’s NSA headlines have been about how it broke the law and even violated the Constitution. But that’s just a small part of an opinion that raises more questions than answers, and that underscores the complex nature of data privacy.
Caspar Bowden warned Parliament that governmental snooping should make companies think twice before going to cloud.
More gated Amazon Web Services mini-clouds could pop up outside the U.S. going forward.
A lot of Americans might say they support NSA surveillance of their online activities, but many other people — including folks overseas — aren’t so thrilled. Can these laws withstand pressure from a tech lobby concerned about lost profits from fleeing users?
Updated: The deal U.S. citizens struck after 9/11 exchanging privacy for security should be up for renewal or at least subject to debate, says former Microsoft top tech guru Ray Ozzie.