CNET – “Someone apparently hacked into a computer belong to an employee of MTV Networks and possibly gained access to names, birth dates, social security numbers and compensation data of 5,000 employees.”
MSNBC – “Some mortgage companies tossing customersâ€™ personal data in the trash”
AP – “Internet users should be free to surf where they want and download what they please. But shouldn’t the owners of the networks that make the Internet possible also have rights?”
AP – “The Supreme Court dealt a setback Tuesday to civil rights and privacy advocates who oppose the Bush administration’s warrantless wiretapping program. The justices, without comment, turned down an appeal from the American Civil Liberties Union to let it pursue a lawsuit against the program that began shortly after the Sept. 11 terror attacks.”
At least we still have the Appeals Courts, FWIW.
Catharine Price – “In 2006, David Holtzman decided to do an experiment. Holtzman, a security consultant and former intelligence analyst, was working on a book about privacy, and he wanted to see how much he could find out about himself from sources available to any tenacious stalker.” (via)
Felipe Hoffa thinks that sharing items aspect of Google Reader invades his privacy.
I tend to disagree. When I share content, I know that it’s going to any who wants to read it. That’s what “Shared Items” means. Don’t want to read it, then don’t read it.
From the Washington Post – “The FBI is embarking on a $1 billion effort to build the world’s largest computer database of peoples’ physical characteristics, a project that would give the government unprecedented abilities to identify individuals in the United States and abroad.”
Mike Adams – “Is the U.S. government trying to profile the psychology of its citizens by secretly data mining their book purchasing habits?”
Nice!! A Q&A with an Amazon lawyer on how they fought for privacy and user records.
Maybe when the feds go after library patron data, they will remember this.