Civil libertarians slam McCain's cybersecurity bill →

From the MSNBC article - “A cybersecurity bill introduced by Republican Sen. John McCain could dramatically expand the domestic reach of U.S. intelligence agencies and potentially give them massive troves of emails, civil liberties advocates said.

"This is a privacy nightmare that will eventually result in the military substantially monitoring the domestic, civilian Internet," said Michelle Richardson of the American Civil Liberties Union."

Do You Like Online Privacy? You May Be a Terrorist →

From the article - “In fact, the flyer recommends that anyone “overly concerned about privacy” or attempting to “shield the screen from view of others” should be considered suspicious and potentially engaged in terrorist activities. Read more at Public Intelligence.

If you have an anonymous Tumblr handle are you also a terrorist?

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Study finds major U.S. newspapers are warming up to Wikipedia

Major newspapers in the United States are referencing Wikipedia more often and framing the online encyclopedia more positively in stories, according to a study by a pair of faculty researchers in the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Mass Communications.

In the study, published in the April issue of Journalism Practice, researchers analyzed the framing of Wikipedia and its use as a news source by five U.S. national newspapers over an eight-year period. A content analysis of 1,486 Wikipedia references in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today and The Christian Science Monitor found that Wikipedia is predominantly framed neutrally or positively in stories and that it is increasingly used as a news source.

US police increasingly peeping at e-mail, instant messages | ITworld →


personal opinion:  it is impossible to have “privacy” online.  don’t expect to have it. protect yourself by behaving appropriately.