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How to Keep Your Info Private (Even from the NSA)

cyberspace-1018By Dan Schointuch
Money Talk News

Thwarting the efforts of a billion-dollar super-secret government spy agency — or anyone else who wants access to your personal information — is not that difficult.

With the recent revelations that the NSA and other agencies have been tapping into corporate streams of data that can provide them with massive amounts of private information about U.S. citizens, now is a good time to start thinking about how best to keep your private information private.

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‘Hi Tech’ Corporate Police State: ‘Reengineering’ the Internet for Persistent Surveillance

Ghost in the Machine: Secret State Teams Up with Ad Pimps to Throttle Privacy
By Tom Burghardt
Global Research

The secret world of “cyber situational awareness” is a spymaster’s wet dream, made all the more alluring by the advent of ultra high speed computing and the near infinite storage capacity afforded by massive server farms and the ubiquitous “cloud.”

Within that dusky haze, obscured by claims of national security or proprietary business information, take your pick, would you bet your life that the wizards of misdirection and deception care a whit that you really are more than a disembodied data point?

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Google exposed Gmail users’ private info; can opt out of court settlement

Important Information about Google Buzz Class Action Settlement

Basically, if you do nothing, you lose your right to sue Google for violating your privacy by posting your gmail address and by posting the names and email addresses of those you most frequently email. The $8.5 million settlement goes mainly to privacy advocacy groups.

Important Dates
Date Deadline
December 6, 2010 Exclusion Deadline
(received)
January 10, 2011 Objection Deadline
(received)
January 31, 2011
at 9:00 a.m.
Fairness Hearing

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