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Although the video is three hours long, you can skip around to any bit and find informative and interesting things about privacy.

The Next HOPE took place on July 16-18, 2010 at Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City.

This will be a wide-ranging lecture covering databases, privacy, and “computer-aided investigation.” This talk will include numerous examples of investigative online resources and databases, and will include an in-depth demonstration of an actual online investigation done on a volunteer subject.

Emphasis will be placed on discussing the “digital footprints” that we all leave in our daily lives, and how it is now possible for an investigator (or government agent) to determine a person’s likes and dislikes, religion, political beliefs, sexual orientation, habits, hobbies, friends, family, finances, health, and even the person’s actual physical whereabouts, solely by the use of online data and related activity. The final half hour of the talk will be devoted to Q&A.

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As the use of mobile Augmented Reality (AR) becomes more pervasive, companies and individuals are exploring many new opportunities to simplify their lives and streamline their businesses. Most AR systems are delivering information just-in-time in small, context-sensitive bites, and are also capable of capturing every movement and adapting over time with use. The same sensors are also capturing the faces of those who are un-intentionally in the camera’s field of view. The panelists gathered for this session are experts in information privacy, identity management and personal data. They will share their opinions about the impacts AR may have on corporate and personal privacy.

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This video is a bit heavy on the far-mongering, but it’s still important for people to know what’s in the agreement and why no one has been allowed to know so far.

What is the TPP, or Trans-Pacific Partnership? Why are corporate paid lobbyists allowed advise and read the details, but Congress is mostly kept in the dark? How will it effect average Americans and why is no one talking about it? No one other than groups like Economy In Crisis, Public Citizen and Infowars that is. Find out what one Congressman had to say after successfully suing to read the document as it has been negotiated thus far and how this massive “trade” agreement will change your life forever.

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The Transportation Safety Administration recently opened a new security model to the public. The agency says it wants to move away from a screening process that’s “one-size-fits-all.” Their answer: The Pre-check program. But what, exactly, are TSA officials checking?

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Zain Asher looks at the passport black market – how they’re made and what the U.S. government is doing to combat it.

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