Tag "privacy"

The War for Net Neutrality

by John Mason for The Saker blog The Internet is an awesome place filled with knowledge and ideas. It lets us access information anywhere and lets us connect with friends and family no matter where we may be. The beauty of the Internet is in its neutrality. It doesn’t care what color we are, what gender we identify as, or how large (or small) are our bank accounts are. But,

Privacy in the time of Google

The recent and controversial changes to Google’s privacy policy have reignited many of the old disputes about Google’s privacy policies.  Even beyond the issue of Google itself, more and more people are sounding the alarm that our rights are being put gravely at risk by the new technologies.  And they sure have a point: threats are emerging on all levels.  More often then not, those who warn of the threats

A Case for Pseudonyms

Commentary by Jillian York  for the EFF pseu·do·nym[sood-n-im]–noun a fictitious name used by an author to conceal his or her identity; pen name. There are myriad reasons why individuals may wish to use a name other than the one they were born with. They may be concerned about threats to their lives or livelihoods, or they may risk political or economic retribution. They may wish to prevent discrimination or they

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