Loss of Privacy

Keeping you informed on recent losses to privacy and civil rights worldwide.

The U.S. State Department has told Americans coming to Sochi that they should have “no expectation of privacy,” even in their hotel rooms.

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Bloomberg News’ Megan Hughes previews today’s hearing on Capitol Hill on retail credit card security on Bloomberg Television’s “In The Loop.”

It’s a shame that the United States is so far behind everyone else in the world when it comes to everything in technology.


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In this hour, TED speakers explore our changing notions of privacy, the consequences, and whether privacy will soon be a relic of the past.

You can listen to the entire playlist on npr.

The Ted talks that inspired the npr discussion.

Hasan Elahi: FBI, here I am!

Mikko Hypponen: How the NSA betrayed the world’s trust — time to act

Beth Noveck: Demand a more open-source government

John Wilbanks: Let’s pool our medical data

Alessandro Acquisti: Why privacy matters

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From the Privacy Professor.

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Former NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden was interviewed for the German television network ARD. It was big news in Germany, but it appears as if it was blocked intentionally in the United States.

It has been removed several time from YouTube.

From Live Leak:

From Vimeo:

Edward Snowden Exclusive Interview for German TV (NDR) from Edward Snow on Vimeo.

Whistleblower Edward Snowden leaked the documents about US mass surveillance. He spoke about his disclosures and his life to NDR investigative journalist Hubert Seipel in Moscow.

This video was posted on ARD's youtube channel, but it's not available for the rest of the world.. This video belongs to the NDR. I do not claim any rights to this video.

It might be wise to download it at the Vimeo link while you can.

You can read the transcript here.

Also of note is the Guardian’s How Edward Snowden went from loyal NSA contractor to whistleblower.

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