VPN usage is increasing, but can VPNs really protect your privacy?

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Virtual Private Network companies have long promoted themselves as a way to surf the web while protecting your anonymity from potential snoopers. Traditionally VPN users have therefore been perceived as file-sharing pirates or individuals living under regimes that heavily censor the web. But in recent years, the unrelenting war against online privacy in the Western world - waged by copyright lobbyists and spy agencies alike - has seen more people … [Read more...]

Social Data Privacy: Wasted Political Effort?

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Forget abortion, same sex marriage, or taxes, the political controversy of the next decade will be social data privacy. Data privacy has been a “managed” issue for years. Companies like Symantec and EMC have been delivering solutions to corporations to help “control” the issue.  There are firms that specialize in identity theft and credit card companies have gotten very sophisticated with analyzing big data to detect and combat fraud. There are … [Read more...]