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Internet Privacy

Facebook Can’t Prevent Your Posts From Being Used Against You In Court

The Huffington Post | Alexis Fitts | Posted 07.23.2015 | Technology

A New York state appeals court ruling that Facebook can’t challenge search warrants seeking users' private account information wa...

Utah Mom Finds Stolen Facebook Photos Of Her Kids Promoting Porn Sites

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.05.2015 | Crime

A Utah mom was shocked to find photos of her children “all over at least 11 porn sites” after making a startling discovery on social media last we...

America's Combat Towards Government Surveillance

Joshua Ebrahimi | Posted 06.13.2015 | Education
Joshua Ebrahimi

While focusing on liberal arts is definitely important to teach our children, John Oliver's uncovering of Americans ill-informed comprehension of the Internet proves we need to place computer science at the same core level as math, science, history and reading.

Improve Your Internet Privacy In 15 Minutes

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 04.13.2015 | Technology

Being safer online isn't as hard as you might think.

A Ray of Light Shines on Internet Rights

Kathy Brown | Posted 06.08.2015 | Technology
Kathy Brown

The freedom enabled by the Internet to express one's own ideas, one's opinion of another's idea, to advocate or to disassociate with the collective views of other speakers, to associate locally and globally is unprecedented in history. This precious Internet freedom is, however, volatile around the world.

The Privacy Revolt: The Growing Demand for Privacy as a Service

Daniel Burrus | Posted 05.18.2015 | Business
Daniel Burrus

The privacy revolt is starting, and as more consumers become fed up with unsolicited ads and questionable marketing techniques, they'll turn to tools that help them protect their privacy and ultimately keep you from marketing to them at all. Take steps now to protect your customers -- and your business.

Americans Don't Care Enough About NSA Spying To Protect Themselves

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 03.17.2015 | Technology

Americans are being spied on, but does anyone care?

Sean Penn Issues Chilling Warning On Internet Privacy

HuffPost Live | Posted 03.12.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Oscar-winning actor Sean Penn sat down with president of HuffPost Studios Roy Sekoff on Wednesday to discuss his new film "The Gunman," the controvers...

Stalked By a Targeted Ad

Jeff Fox | Posted 05.04.2015 | Technology
Jeff Fox

It was as if I had embarked on a road trip and the same blasted roadside billboard had kept appearing no matter which street I drove down. It became a visual reminder of just how widely online advertising networks stealthily monitor our every activity.

In the Internet We Trust: Is There a Need for an Internet Social Contract?

Dr. Jovan Kurbalija | Posted 04.14.2015 | World
Dr. Jovan Kurbalija

Rationally speaking, there is a possibility of reaching a compromise around a new social contract for a trusted Internet. We should be cautiously optimistic, since politics (especially global politics), like trust (and global trust), are not necessarily rational.

Should You Have The Right To Be Forgotten On Google? Nationally, Yes. Globally, No.

Luciano Floridi | Posted 04.07.2015 | World
Luciano Floridi

The day after some worldwide delinking starts being implemented, nothing will stop undemocratic and illiberal places from hosting a search engine that provides links to all information anyway. It would be ironic if we were to find information using a search engine based in North Korea because it were more complete than the local ones.

His Balls Are Perfect

Sheila Blanchette | Posted 03.25.2015 | Fifty
Sheila Blanchette

"My balls, I wouldn't want anyone touching those. I would zip those up." Tom Brady just said that at this afternoon's press conference. And this morning, I tweeted Joe Scarborough, a man I normally can't stand, thanking him for defending Tom Brady's balls.

6 Scary Stories That Will Make You Rethink The Black Hole That Is The Internet

Erin Kelly | Posted 01.08.2015 | Crime

The world is a scary place -- but the Internet can be even scarier. Between a simple Google search and scrolling through your Facebook feed, there ...

Why Europe Is Afraid of Google

Alain Elkann | Posted 02.08.2015 | World
Alain Elkann

If you own a 90 percent market share, or in some countries even more than that, you are de facto the entry gate to the digital world. If you then decide to discriminate against competitors, or favor your own products over everyone else's -- even when the quality is inferior and without full transparency to the users -- this is an unhealthy market situation.

The New Social Contract for The Internet

Jean-Christophe Nothias | Posted 02.04.2015 | Technology
Jean-Christophe Nothias

It is time for our Internet masters, most of them in the U.S., to acknowledge that a state is not just a counter-terrorism agency or a counter-regulating body. Each state must stand for social peace, public health, education, welfare, protection and prosperity for its citizens and neighbors.

Online Privacy Protection Is Not Just About the NSA

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 01.19.2015 | Technology
Sanjay Sanghoee

While our tech giants might stonewall the U.S. government in its efforts to keep tabs on its citizens, it violates the privacy of those very citizens every day for profit, and no one can stop them. They are, in effect, becoming a commercial version of the NSA minus even the goal of doing it to protect our security.

Twitter Is Testing A Creepy New Feature

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 10.17.2014 | Technology

If your Twitter timeline seems a little different lately, it's not because you've inadvertently started following a bunch of new accounts. It could be...

Gay Media Drinks the Bleach

Larry Womack | Posted 12.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Larry Womack

Parker "drink bleach" Molloy has returned to The Advocate's online edition, following a one-month suspension over alarmingly abusive online behavior.

iPhone, Us and Me

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 11.12.2014 | Technology
Christopher Brauchli

Remorse sleeps during a prosperous period but wakes up in adversity. Jean Jacques Rousseau, Confessions It's enough to ...

New Trend: Be Invisible Online

John P. David | Posted 11.11.2014 | Technology
John P. David

Businesses spend years and millions of dollars making it easier for customers to find them online, but an emerging trend suggests they also are seeking ways to be invisible.

4 Reasons Why Jennifer Lawrence Is Brilliant: Her Class Is No Act

Barbara McNally | Posted 11.10.2014 | Entertainment
Barbara McNally

1. She knows brevity is commanding. While many in her shoes would take advantage of her media platform and have plenty to say about her virtual attackers, her official statement was two sentences.

Artist To Exhibit Jennifer Lawrence's Leaked Nudes As 'Art'

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.04.2014 | Arts

When a 4chan user leaked a cache of celebrity nude photos last week, including those of Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton, internet users responded in ...

Surveillance and the Creative Mind

T.A. Ridout | Posted 10.26.2014 | Politics
T.A. Ridout

Recent U.S. history paints a clear picture of abuses by law enforcement and intelligence agencies, often with the approval of politicians. Despite paternalistic assurances that Americans have no reason to fear their own government, caution is warranted.

Freedom's Martyr: The Story Of Aaron Swartz

Sean Smith | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics
Sean Smith

Aaron lived for liberation of information. Aaron lived to free information, and eventually died for it.

Didn't Read Facebook's Fine Print? Here's Exactly What It Says

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 07.23.2014 | Technology

So, like every other one of the world's 1.28 billion monthly Facebook users, you blindly agreed to Facebook's Terms and Conditions without reading the fine print.