News for Greens

Your Apps Know Where You Were Last Night, and They’re Not Keeping It Secret

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Dozens of companies use smartphone locations to help advertisers and even hedge funds. They say it’s anonymous, but the data shows how personal it is. By JENNIFER VALENTINO-DeVRIES, NATASHA SINGER, MICHAEL H. KELLER and AARON KROLIK The millions of dots on the map trace highways, side streets and bike trails — each one following the path of an anonymous cellphone user. One path tracks someone from a home outside Newark to a nearby Planned Parenthood, remaining there for more than an hour. Another represents a person who travels with the mayor of…read more

EFF Releases How-To Guide to Fight Government Spying

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Image via Wikipedia ‘Surveillance Self-Defense’ Gives Practical Advice on Protecting Your Private Data San Francisco – The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) launched its Surveillance Self-Defense project today — an online how-to guide for protecting your private data against government spying. You can find the project at ssd.eff.org. EFF created the Surveillance Self-Defense site to educate Americans about the law and technology of communications surveillance and computer searches and seizures, and to provide the information and tools necessary to keep their private data out of the government’s hands. The guide includes…read more

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