Tag: NSA

Kill U.S. web firms’ license to operate in Europe, German privacy officials urge (via GigaOm)

David Meyer of GigaOm writes a very sharp and astute comment here; excerpts below. “The Safe Harbor agreement between the U.S. and Europe, which allows American web firms to process European customers’ personal data, is under serious threat in the wake of Edward Snowden’s NSA surveillance revelations….the privacy officials said there ...

Yes: People Are Changing Their Internet Habits Now That They Know The NSA Is Watching

Read more at Fast Coexist . ..according to a new analysis from Annalect, a digital data and analytics firm, two months of ongoing discussion about online privacy have actually had major impacts on consumer behavior. Online consumers, riled by political sentiments or not, are changing their privacy and tracking settings–and if ...

US businesses stand to lose up to $35B as a result of PRISM – Boing Boing

How Much Will PRISM Cost the U.S. Cloud Computing Industry? [PDF], a report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation — a highly regarded DC think-tank — estimates that the US cloud computing companies will lose $22-$35 billion as a result of customers’ nervousness about PRISM and other spying programs. ...

We need Big Tech to protect us from Big Brother says Jeff Jarvis (theguardian.com)

We need Big Tech to protect us from Big Brother | Jeff Jarvis | Comment is free | theguardian.com. Yonathan Zunger, the chief architect of Google+, said this after the Guardian’s and Glenn Greenwald’s first revelations were published: I can tell you that it is a point of pride, both ...

Must-read: the NSA Is Commandeering the Internet – Bruce Schneier – The Atlantic

Great peace by Bruce Schneier, amplifying the concerns voiced in my recent posts on why PRISM is such a big deal. Bruce nails it all the way. The NSA Is Commandeering the Internet – Bruce Schneier – The Atlantic. It turns out that the NSA’s domestic and world-wide surveillance apparatus is ...

One Nation Under CCTV: fabulous illustration

One Nation Under CCTV, a photo by tj.blackwell on Flickr. “What kind of world we are creating? It is the exact opposite of the hedonistic Utopias that the old reformers imagined. Something huge, terrible, and glittering—a world of steel and concrete, of monstrous machines and terrifying weapons.” – George Orwell’s Nineteen ...

▶ CIA’s Chief Tech Officer on Big Data: We Try to Collect Everything and Hang Onto It Forever (one scary video)

▶ CIA’s Chief Tech Officer on Big Data: We Try to Collect Everything and Hang Onto It Forever – YouTube. Just ran across this video – keep in mind that this talk was before Snowden released the PRISM material. Read my posts on that stuff, here   READ:  A-Call-to-Boycott-U.S.-Tech-Platforms-Over-the-NSAs-PRISM-Surveillance-Gerd-Leonhard-Harvard-Business-Review (PDF)  

Good read: Six ways to protect yourself from the NSA et al (ZDnet)

Good piece with some good tips here. Kinda strange that we even have to consider these steps;( Let’s say you do make yourself an Internet hermit; is that enough? No. No, it’s not. You may be able to conceal the contents of your messages, but thanks to the trio of big ...

Portuguese version of HBR guest post: Boycott U.S. Tech Platforms Over PRISMGate? Um chamado ao boicote às plataformas de tecnologia norte-americanas sob vigilância das agências de segurança nacional dos US (thanks to Flavio Gut)

English version here.  Tradução: Flavio Gut (www.flaviogut.com) Twitter. Download the PDF of the original English FuturistGerd.com post: PRISM Futures Ultimatum Gerd Leonhard  Download this post as PDF: Portuguese version of HBR guest post Boycott U.S. Tech plataformas de tecnologia norte-americanas sob vigilância das agências de segurança nacional dos US (thanks to Flavio ...

Short video commentary on PRISM, Snowden, Privacy and Cloud Computing: this is a game-changing moment

UPDATE July 16: the latest version of my PRISMgate comments and my call for a potential boycott of US tech platforms is now live on the HBR Blog network. Download the PDF: A Call to Boycott U.S. Tech Platforms Over the NSA’s PRISM Surveillance – Gerd Leonhard – Harvard Business ...

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