ISP lobby groups make case against the FCC’s broadband privacy rules.
And now begins the nit picking argument about language and the meaning of terms in the law that govern enforcement and permitted acts that affect public communications and the Internet. “Sensitive” is the favorite these days. Its become the new speak for “privacy”, as if the Fourth Amendment of the US Constitution doesn’t protect a citizens “sensitive” information or property. Many of our long standing concepts about what is and what is not private are being turned on their heads by changes in surveillance technologies (read: security cameras and recording systems) and the new realities of 21st century living.
Source: ISPs say your Web browsing and app usage history isn’t “sensitive” | Ars Technica
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Right or wrong, Edward Snowden’s revelations about NSA surveillance have focused attention on the Fourth Amendment and national security in ways that our founding father’s never could have imagined.
After the June 2013 leaks by Edward Snowden about NSA surveillance of Americans’ communications, Pew Research Center began an in-depth exploration of people’s views and behaviors related to privacy. Here’s what we learned.
Source: The state of privacy in America | Pew Research Center
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- Privacy – or a lack of it – is what drives concern about IoT in the USA (70%) and France (69%) versus a global average of 62%
- While around the world 54% name security their number one concern, in the UK it’s significantly higher (67%)
- 65% of Chinese and 61% of South African mobile users demand transparency from wearables providers over the use of their data compared to 52% worldwide
- 17% of Indians don’t want their TV to be connected to the internet compared to just 10% of the global sample.
Source: IOT Report 2016
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How can businesses continue to respect privacy concerns while still permitting the use of big data to drive business value?
Companies will now have an even greater obligation to protect the personal information entrusted to them, no matter how it’s processed’
Big data use is expected to grow exponentially in the next few years now that the noise and excitement over the volumes of data we have at our fingertips are starting to be replaced by action and practical experimentation, and many organizations start to really capitalize on their investments in analytics, data collection and storage.
The facts of Internet life in 2017 are that privacy still seems unimportant to most users, but the increasing number of incidents of abuse and cyber crime will attract more and more public attention.
Source: Big Data vs. Privacy: A balancing act
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In a rare public article, we hear about the current US position on cyberwar and surveillance. The interesting question is where we might go with our protections in 2017 and beyond and will Clapper be a part of that effort.
Source: America’s Top Spy James Clapper and the Future of Cyberwar and Surveillance
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“How to Enable WhatsApp Two-Step Verification Passcode to Prevent Your Account from Being Hacked”
This isn’t rocket science folks – even though it adds a step that takes an additional minute to secure your transaction. Is your privacy worth an extra minute?
Source: WhatsApp Adds 2-Step Verification Passcode — Enable this Security Feature
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“Congress is showing some bipartisan support for the “internet of things,” but some worker advocates say lawmakers may be overlooking the employee privacy implications of technological advances in the workplace.The House Sept. 12 passed with overwhelming bipartisan support a resolution (H.Res. 847) calling on policy makers to come up with a strategy to encourage the internet of things.The buzz phrase refers to the increasing power of technology to allow machines and people to communicate with each other via linked sensors, whether it’s a pacemaker that sends performance information to doctors or crop sensors that tell farmers when it’s time for more water.”
SafeJunction protects your IoT identity and data,
Source: Internet of Things a Spyglass on Workers? | Bloomberg BNA
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Justin Brookman of the Center for Democracy and Technology certainly thinks privacy advocates are gaining traction. Five years ago, for example, the public really wasn’t engaged in the conversation about privacy at all.
“The issues weren’t intuitive to them, and the message wasn’t getting out,” Brookman said.
The privacy conversation continues with increased awareness of threats to Internet users identities and information. Until there’s a major event, breach, or high profile privacy breach, users will continue to assume that they won’t get hacked, have their financial services compromised, or be embarrassed. SafeJunction continues to believe that our privacy products will continue to be relevant, but market adoption will be slow.
Do individuals have a right to be hidden, or obscured, on the internet? This question, central to the landmark Google Spain case decided in May 2014, drew widespread attention and called into sharp relief the way in which some aspects of freedom of expression and privacy are viewed in Europe and the United States.
Source: The right to obscurity on the Internet
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