This post first identifies the individual and collective benefits of using the Access My Info tool to request access to one’s personal data held by Canadian data operators. It then discusses technical design decisions that went into the tool’s development and implementation.
Tag Archives: Data
Visualizing Changes in Censorship: Summarizing two months of Sina Weibo keyword monitoring with two interactive charts
The China Chats keyword list was tested on Sina Weibo four times from Jun to Aug 2013. The data allows us to identify changes in censorship on Sina Weibo over time.
A new piece in Wired magazine features the discussion of the ethics of using the Internet Census data from Citizen Lab Security Researcher and Technical Advisor Morgan Marquis-Boire and Post-Doctoral Fellow Philippa Gill.
Source: Stephanie Bodoni, Bloomberg
Facebook Inc., Google Inc. and Microsoft Corp. may face stricter privacy rules requiring them to let users shift data to competitors in the EU under proposed changes to a draft law.
Source: Mozilla Blog
People really enjoy social features that help them connect with others. To offer these features, social networks often end collecting lots of personal info, and their users don’t always understand the tradeoffs involved.
Source: Paul Ducklin, Naked Security
FoxNews leads today with a dramatic story entitled “Washington confirms Chinese hack attack on White House computer.”
Source: Foreign Policy Blog
Readers of Iran’s official FARS News Agency encountered a surprising headline today — “Gallup Poll: Rural Whites Prefer Ahmadinejad to Obama”.
Source: Privacy International
Privacy Internationally has submitted two documents to the UK Parliament’s Joint Committee reviewing the draft bill on communications data.
Source: Andy Greenberg, Forbes
When it comes to modern law enforcement surveillance, no one watches the wiretappers.
Source: Ars Technica
The company said it “will not arbitrarily disconnect customers from the Cisco Connect Cloud service based on how they are using the Internet.”