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Privacy & Security

Can we protect ourselves from online privacy threats?

OMAR EL AKKAD The Globe and Mail Published Sunday, Mar. 02 2014, 11:14 PM EST This is part of Life After Privacy, a four-part series on the risks, challenges and opportunities for citizens and consumers posed by a world where your private information is widely available to governments and corporations. Read part one on Big […]

U of T steps into Internet privacy conversation

By The Varsity Editorial Board Univesity of Toronto open letter written last month by U of T post-doctoral fellow Christopher Parsons focused on the current state of Internet privacy and government surveillance in Canada. Parsons’ letter emphasized the importance of this issue to our local community at U of T. The letter, which was sent […]

Privacy vs. Security: A False Dichotomy

Robin Koerner Posted: 02/03/2014 10:00 am EST Huffington Post There is really only one argument in support of mass surveillance by the State: Increased security can be bought with reduced privacy. That claim begs the question: “How much liberty buys how much security?” It is almost impossible to imagine how two completely different abstractions – […]

The End Of Privacy

NPR January 31, 2014 TED Radio Hour VIDEOs http://www.npr.org/programs/ted-radio-hour/265352348/the-end-of-privacy  

Why Privacy Is a 21st Century Myth

Stewart Wolpin Posted: 01/28/2014 9:42 am Huffington Post You cherish your privacy, don’t you? Do me a favor. Go into your bathroom. Check for hidden cameras. Pull down the window shade. Get naked. Shut the door. Sit down. You may now cherish your privacy. Just don’t expect to cherish it for long. Eventually someone else […]

Poll: Americans value privacy over security

By ASSOCIATED PRESS | 1/27/14 2:21 PM EST Most Americans are unimpressed with President Barack Obama’s efforts to restore trust in government in the wake of disclosures about secret surveillance programs that swept up the phone records of hundreds of millions in the United States. And Americans are increasingly placing personal privacy ahead of being […]

Privacy or Security: a False Choice

FEB 3, 2014, VOL. 19, NO. 20 • BY GARY SCHMITT Weekly Standard In the wake of all the “leaks” by Edward Snowden of the National Security Agency’s collection programs and the resulting debate over those programs, one constantly hears from elected officials and the commentariat about the need to strike the right balance between […]

Editorial: Privacy-security debate begins in earnest

Originally published: January 17, 2014 7:51 PM Newsday Updated: January 19, 2014 8:38 PM n an extraordinary moment illustrative of the sort of nation we are, President Barack Obama spoke to the American people Friday about how the government conducts its surveillance and the need to do so, but promised changes in how it’s done […]

Does America Owe Foreigners Any Privacy?

CONOR FRIEDERSDORFJAN 14 2014, 8:50 AM ET Atlantic Domestic spying has been the understandable focus of U.S. citizens and policymakers as Edward Snowden’s disclosures about the NSA made international headlines. But the leaks have given us a fuller understanding of foreign surveillance, too. Abroad, the NSA operates with less oversight and fewer legal constraints. Is […]

The right to privacy in the digital age

Updated: January 12, 2014 22:51 KAMLESH BAJAJ The Hindu While other nations should not localise servers as that may balkanise the Internet, the U.S. has to do more to show that it is not infringing on the rights of global citizens Much has happened in the last six months, in different parts of the world, […]