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David Carroll, an academic who studies online privacy, files suit against Cambridge Analytica in hopes of acquiring a copy of his psychographic targeting profile

Last week, when it became public knowledge that Cambridge Analytica had harvested the personal information of over 50 million unsuspecting Facebook users, allowing the Robert Mercer-owned political consulting firm to build a “psychological warfare weapon” that, according to one of the men involved, existed to exploit the “inner demons” of Americans for political gain, David […]

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Will self-interested corporations succeed where privacy advocates have failed, and force a roll back of online government spying?

On Monday morning, the world’s leading online technology companies – Apple, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Yahoo, LinkedIn, Twitter and AOL – launched a coordinated campaign against online government spying. Saying that it’s, “time for the world’s governments to address the practices and laws regulating government surveillance of individuals and access to their information,” the CEOs of […]

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Should we pursue perjury charges against the intelligence officials who swore to us that our calls and emails were not being monitored?

As you may recall, last March, months before the recent bombshell allegations of domestic spying were made by 29-year old NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, in sworn testimony before a Senate subcommittee, stated that the NSA does not “wittingly” collect any data at all on American citizens. Here’s video of […]

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Is the NSA’s data mining more about domestic control than terrorism?

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StopWatching.us, powered by Mozilla, seeks to catalyze a Big Data resistance movement

Mozilla, the non-profit organization responsible for the popular Firefox web browser, has apparently stepped into the fray to lead the protest against our government’s recently uncovered campaign to aggressively monitor, record and mine the private communications of law-abiding American citizens. Saying, “We don’t want an Internet where everything we do is secretly tracked or logged […]

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