Jul 022019
 July 2, 2019  Posted by  Featured News, Misc

Hannah Frishberg reports: “Humanity has been contemptuously used by vast digital empires.” Thus begins Wikipedia co-founder Larry Sanger’s “Declaration of Digital Independence,” a new manifesto of sorts advocating for the decentralization of “Big Social Media.” He is asking for digital dissenters to sign it — and strike. In a separate [Read More…]

Jun 182019
 June 18, 2019  Posted by  Misc

Odia Kagan of FoxRothschild writes: “Whenever we make a call, go to work, search the web, pay with our credit card, we generate data. While de-identification might have worked in the past, it doesn’t really scale to the type of large-scale datasets being collected today.” It turns out that ” [Read More…]

Jun 092019
 June 9, 2019  Posted by  Misc
Americans Deserve Strong Privacy Laws -- NYT Editorial Board

The New York Times Editorial Board has an editorial this weekend that begins: In the past year, Congress has been happy to drag tech C.E.O.s into hearings and question them about how they vacuum up and exploit personal information about their users. But so far those hearings haven’t amounted to [Read More…]