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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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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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