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Facebook passwords

March 23, 2012 4:03 pm HNissenbaum 0
See Catherine Crump (ACLU and PRG member) quoted in this article about employers and prospective employers asking for access to Facebook accounts:…
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Message from Verizon

October 10, 2011 9:07 am HNissenbaum 0
by Helen Nissenbaum Over the weekend, I received this message from Verizon. Naturally, it caused me great consternation though, for the life of me, I could not figure out what it really meant. Is this something worse than everyone else is doing.…
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Online Privacy NY Times Saturday Editorial

March 20, 2011 2:42 pm HNissenbaum 0
The New York Times March 18, 2011 A New Internet Privacy Law? Considering how much information we entrust to the Internet every day, it is hard to believe there is no general law to protect people‚Äôs privacy online. Companies harvest data about people as they surf the Net, assemble it into detailed profiles and sell it to advertisers or others without ever asking permission.…
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Data Protection @ CSLS University of Oxford

January 16, 2011 3:39 pm HNissenbaum 0
At a recent conference on information ethics, organized by the Uehiro Center at Oxford University, I met David Erdos, who presented work on challenges confronting the EU approach to data protection. Really interesting, particularly for those who believe that the EU has all the answers on privacy protection.…
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Washington Post on Domestic Spying

December 26, 2010 12:16 am HNissenbaum 0
A in-depth report Monday in the Washington Post describes the expanding apparatus of US domestic intelligence since the September 11th Terrorist Attacks, including fusion centers, the new Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative and the FBI’s Guardian Database. The article is well worth reading, but it is missing a bit of legal context that is important to an understanding the government policy that is driving the change.…