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Google has announced a new feature that allows users to share their locations among a chosen network of friends.

2009-02-05

 Google tracking mobile privacy location
Electronic surveillance and collection of personal data are "pervasive" in British society and threaten to undermine democracy...

2009-02-06

 privacy UK
The government is compiling a database to track and store the international travel records of millions of Britons. ... The government says the database is essential in the fight against crime, illegal immigration and terrorism.
 big brother travel privacy UK
The founder of Facebook has tried to dampen a growing row over the ownership of user data on the social network.

2009-02-17

 Facebook privacy data ownership social network file sharing
A legal claim by a Pittsburgh couple that Google's Street View feature violated their privacy has been thrown out by a federal judge. Christine and Aaron Boring sued the search giant after photos of their home appeared on the free mapping program...

2009-02-19

 Google maps cartography privacy
Freenet is free software which lets you publish and obtain information on the Internet without fear of censorship. To achieve this freedom, the network is entirely decentralized and publishers and consumers of information are anonymous. Without anonymity there can never be true freedom of speech, and without decentralization the network will be vulnerable to attack. Communications by Freenet nodes are encrypted and are routed-through other...
 privacy security Internet freedom open source file sharing
Google has been asked to explain why it is not making its Gmail e-mail service more secure.

2009-06-19

 Gmail privacy security Google
When you choose to enable Google Maps with My Location, your phone sends anonymous bits of data back to Google describing how fast you're moving. When we combine your speed with the speed of other phones on the road, across thousands of phones moving around a city at any given time, we can get a pretty good picture of live traffic conditions. We continuously combine this data and send it back to you for free in the Google Maps traffic...

2009-08-25

 crowdsourcing traffic traffic jam GPS privacy mobile phone Google
RFID chips, tiny tracking devices the size of a grain of dust, can be used to secretly identify you and the things you're carrying--right through your clothes, wallet, backpack, or purse...
 RFID tracking surveillance big brother freedom consumerism activism privacy
Want to know how much phone companies and internet service providers charge to funnel your private communications or records to U.S. law enforcement and spy agencies? That’s the question muckraker and Indiana University graduate student Christopher Soghoian asked all agencies within the Department of Justice, under a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed a few months ago. But before the agencies could provide the data, Verizon...

2009-12-01

 surveillance Yahoo Verizon USA spying intelligence service government big brother wiretap privacy Internet
Web search giant Google faces a court case in Switzerland because of privacy concerns over its Street View service.
 cartography photography Google Switzerland privacy toread

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