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Facebook and Google: The Fall of the Silicon Valley Titans?

It is common knowledge that our lives are controlled by the smartphones that we hold in our hands. It is a baffling thought that a little device can hold so much power over millions of people at a time. Websites like Facebook and Google are part of our everyday lives to the extent that we don’t even think twice before using them.
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Our Mind isn’t Private: How Facebook Destroys Society

Something interesting is happening in our society, until a few years ago, when we arrived at a new place, the first thing we did was look at the menu, choose a seat and go to do what we were going to do there. Those rituals have been maintained, we only added an extra: we ask for the WiFi password. Have you ever stopped to think how many times daily you check your social networks, like Facebook?
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Kim Dotcom

Kim Dotcom: Life of the Megaupload Giant

Kim Dotcom is a household name on the internet. Starting out as a hacker gone security consultant and ending up launching one of the biggest sharing websites in the history of the internet – Megaupload. Elevating filesharing to the next level, Kim Dotcom soon had to learn that American multi-billion corporations do not easily overlook lost profits.
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big data privacy

Surveillance and Privacy: Big Data For Better Lives?

You are living in a world where you are being watched. No, really you are, as a matter of fact, we all are. Almost everyone in today’s society leaves digital footprints everywhere they go. The people we call, the places we go, the things we eat, and the products we buy all tell the story of our daily lives. Every time we partake in these activities, it is being tracked and fed into the digital vortex known as Big Data.
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Internet Privacy

Internet Privacy for the Average Citizen

Data laws have been all over the charts. The Senate passed a law three weeks ago stating that ISPs (Internet Service Providers) are allowed to sell your browsing data to 3rd party ad agencies. Other countries have entire areas of the web completely blocked from view. How can we maintain internet privacy when the odds are stacked against us, the average citizen?
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Mass Surveillance

Mass Surveillance and You

Mass surveillance is something we often hear about in passing; the topic seems to be pushed aside by other news stories and events all too often. We allow governments to indiscriminately surveil their whole population to, seemingly, prevent terrorism and other crimes. And we have seemingly convinced ourselves that this is the right thing to do. That this is the way to ensure our safety alongside our rights and freedoms.

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Data Privacy Day

As technology becomes more present in our lives with each passing day, each one of us should ask ourselves, exactly how much of our personal lives we allow to be digitalised, collected, stored and used for someone else’s purpose.
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