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New York Times: The Privacy Paradox, a Challenge for Business

The New York Times reports on a new study concerning privacy sponsored by data-storage company EMC: People around the world are thrilled by the ease and convenience of their smartphones and Internet services, but they aren’t willing to trade their privacy to get more of it. That is the top-line finding of a new study of 15,000 [...]

New York Times: Irish Regulator Finds Himself at Heart of Privacy Debate

The New York Times profiles Billy Hawkes, Ireland’s data protection commissioner, and discusses how he is a big part of the international privacy debate: When Mr. Hawkes took over in 2005 as Ireland’s data protection commissioner, he said, it was a relatively quiet job focused on local issues. But in the years since, Ireland has become [...]

New York Times: How Urban Anonymity Disappears When All Data is Tracked

The New York Times reports on the question of privacy through anonymity in public and how that can change as there is more constant surveillance of public spaces and retention of that surveillance data: Information about our innocuous public acts is denser in urban areas, and can now be cheaply aggregated. Cameras and sensors, increasingly [...]

New York Times: Privacy in the War Without End

The New York Times considers the question of balancing privacy rights and national security: How should we think about balancing civil liberties and national security? It may depend on what a speech later this year tells us about how a modern war really ends. At the end of 2014, most of the United States military [...]

New York Times: Big Data Means Big Questions on How That Information Is Used

The New York Times reports on yesterday’s MIT- and White House-sponsored workshop “Big Data Privacy” and what all that data gathering and use means for average individuals’ privacy rights. The event is part of the White House’s recently announced review of privacy and big data. The Times reports: CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — With the success of [...]

Op-Ed at New York Times: A Second Front in the Privacy Wars

In an editorial, the New York Times discusses privacy rights: More than a year before Edward Snowden exposed the vast reach of government surveillance, President Obama proposed a Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights to protect Americans from the prying eyes of Internet companies, advertisers and other businesses. [...] Last month, Mr. Obama tapped his special adviser, John [...]

Opinion at Seattle Times: Fitness gadgets raise privacy concerns under new health insurance rules

Brier Dudley, a technology columnist at the Seattle Times, discusses privacy concerns about fitness devices that gather data about individuals’ health: Outrage over NSA spying on Americans is nothing compared to how people may react to the upcoming collision with wearable computing, medical privacy and new insurance rules. You don’t need leaked documents to see [...]

Government to launch ‘Netra’ for internet surveillance – The Times of India

Government to launch ‘Netra’ for internet surveillance – The Times of India India is preparing to deploy a comprehensive Internet content monitoring system. They claim that it will be able to trigger on messages containing specific words. There is also mention of capturing “dubious voice traffic” over Skipe and other voice channels. Use of VPNs [...]

Los Angeles Times: How simple photos are leading to full profiles of ordinary people

The Los Angeles Times takes a look at cameras with facial-recognition technology and what the increasing use of such technology means for individuals’ privacy: There may be nothing that technology is changing more dramatically than privacy. What is happening with our images online is just one example of our digital reality: We’re living life out [...]