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Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian (The Point), and Ben Mankiewicz (What The Flick?) hosts of The Young Turks discuss the threats Abby Martin received from fans of American Sniper Chris Kyle, and debate whether her wearing a shirt that said “Fuck Chris Kyle” was the right thing to do. Fans of “American Sniper” Chris Kyle have threatened to rape and kill former RT anchor Abby Martin for criticizing the deceased Navy SEAL and creating a T-shirt they find offensive. “Some psychotic Chris Kyle fan just doxxed me & my family’s personal information on a bunch of […]

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Today virtually everything we do is monitored in some way. Nearly every device we use is connected to the Internet. Thousands of companies are analyzing our everyday behavior. Businesses are using this data to make predictions, to manage risk and to motivate behavioral change. To what extent do companies really track our daily lives in 2015? How is predictive analytics based on personal data already being used in the fields of insurance, banking and human resources? And what is to be done? More. Video. Tweet

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The U.S. government is on the verge of passing a surveillance bill that some are calling the Patriot Act 2.0. The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, aka CISA, will double down on all the bulk data the government has already been collecting on you. Plus now it’ll allow businesses to share your personal info with the government and with each other – if they deem what you’re doing a threat. But we all know that’s open to interpretation. Source. Tweet

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“[A big event] doesn’t trigger privacy concerns,” she says. “What does trigger privacy concerns is the City of Boston installing a network of cameras — some in residential neighborhoods — that enable law enforcement to track individual people from the moment that we leave our homes in the morning until the moment we return at night, seeing basically everywhere we went and everything that we did.” Boston Police won’t say how many cameras are already in the city’s network, or how many new ones are going up for the marathon. But some of them will […]

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