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Surveillance Act Criticized, But Can It Be Fought?
Romney and Obama Campaigns Leaking Web Site Visitor Data
Agencies that use Google services at risk of data-mining, tech group says
Minneapolis police pushing for more license plate data privacy
Facebook unveils privacy education feature for new users
… and much more after the break!
Feds Ordered to Disclose Data About Wiretap Backdoors
Free apps pose hidden privacy, security risks, Juniper study warns
Surveillance and Accountability
Washington Post: Yes, We Need To Give Up Liberty For Security (commentary from techdirt)
Police allowed to install cameras on private property without warrant
Is Big Brother the New Normal? The Supreme Court Will Decide
Stingrays’ use to tap phones challenged
Privacy Isn’t Dead With Millennials, It’s Thriving
Privacy, Spectrum Among Top Mobile Issues
Supreme Court Weighing Genetic Privacy
Data collectors admit to lawmakers they mine Facebook for personal information
A Trail of Clicks, Culminating in Conflict
Election 2012 — Privacy and Unfinished Business (commentary from EPIC‘s Marc Rotenberg)
Why We Need New Rights to Privacy
Apple Says Calif. Privacy Law Doesn’t Apply To Web Retailers
As Libraries Go Digital, Sharing of Data Is at Odds With Tradition of Privacy
Once-banned Stephen King book will remain in Rocklin High library, district decides (Calif.)
Economist Stands By Tax Cut Study After GOP Successfully Demands Its Withdrawal
Did Facebook Censor an Anti-Obama Meme?
Minnesota teens fight school’s ban on yearbook content
No ‘Leak’ links: US National Archives blocks searches containing ‘WikiLeaks’
Sarah Timme, Colorado Mom, Wants School To Ban ‘The Most Dangerous Game’
Guilford County moms want reading list criteria changed (N.C.)
Privacy, Technology, Open Internet and the Election
Election 2012: where do Obama, Romney, Johnson, and Stein stand on tech issues?
Open internet: presidential candidates ignore online controversy
AT&T backs down from FaceTime restriction following net-neutrality complaints
Megaupload Case Has Far-Reaching Implications for Cloud-Data Ownership Rights