We Need to Reclaim Our Private Spaces

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Social scientist Sherry Turkle discusses her hopes for society’s use of technology over the next 30 years.  She is the author of Alone Together: Why We Expect More From Technology and Less From Each Other Source: Discovermagazine.com Date: October 2010 Link: http://discovermagazine.com/2010/oct/13-sherry-turkle-need-to-reclaim-private-spaces

The Internet and the ‘end of privacy’

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Discussion: As people share more information about themselves online, the Internet has created a public transcript of consciousness – storing our thoughts, locations, social lives, and memories in data warehouses all over the world.  With a scarcity of effective methods to manage online privacy and digital marketers always lurking in cyber space, some privacy advocates… Read more »

FTC Privacy Plan Includes ‘Do Not Track’ Browser Option

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Description: The Federal Trade Commission unveiled an online privacy proposal that includes a “do not track” option for consumers on the Internet, similar to the “do not call” list that exists to block telemarketers.  The plan would allow the consumer to block their Web-surfing history and thus prevent third-party sites from using online activity to… Read more »