A rather interesting paper published November 2012.
Everything you do online is probably being hacked/surveilled by your government. This includes, activities on Facebook or any social networking sites, Skype conversations, chatting, texting from your mobile phone, anything that is stored or transmitted digitally. Companies are now selling, and they are selling hot in all countries, of-the-shelf hacking and surveillance products to governments... … Continue reading No surprises……you are being hacked by your government!
In this article, it was been reported that computer scientists were able to de-anonymize supposedly anonymous data and re-identify individuals. This, however, is not entirely new. De-anonymisation has been conducted successfully in 2006 when AOL released the search logs of over a half million of their users (here) and in 2009 by researchers in social … Continue reading Anonymous Data?
Potential draftees (and employees) are being screened by Face Book 'ghosts' to gain access to personal information It is also used by recruitment agencies, insurance companies even law enforcement. For more information see http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/digital-life-news/how-social-networking-created-a-legal-and-ethical-minefield-20100115-mcgu.html