Tag Archives: Privacy
If you are like you me you will always have your pants a little undone and your shirt easy to life in case you come across the Google Street view car and while it is my mission to share my supple girl-like across the web, my passwords are private.
Chief among the new disclosures: The engineer who intentionally wrote the software code that made it possible for Street View cars to capture emails, passwords and other data from unprotected wireless networks told fellow engineers and a senior manager that he had done so, according to the report.
Google, which had not wanted to make the entire report public, had wrangled with the FCC over the issue. The company released a copy to the Los Angeles Times late Friday after a number of organizations filed public records requests to obtain an unredacted version.
It’s the 21st century and now-a-days our “big brother” is no one other than the corporations for which we work. But it’s not such a bad thing, what if you were to be compensated for completely opting out of personal privacy on the internet? Google’s new program Screenwise does just that.
By signing up for Screenwise and installing a browser plugin (only Google Chrome is supported at present), you’ll be given $5 in store credit on Amazon. For every three months you continue to provide Google with browsing data, you’ll earn an addition $5 gift card, up to a total of $25. Only those over 13 can participate and, perhaps not surprisingly, sign ups are currently on hold due to overwhelming interest.
For those willing to make their online lives a completely open book, Google plans to offer a more elaborate tracking system that utilizes special hardware. The device, which connects to your broadband router, will monitor the online activity of all computers in your home. This program, which isn’t available yet, will compensate participants $100 for signing up and $20 a month for up to a year.
SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect Internet Privacy Act) are one of the few government acts in recent history that makes Americans pay attention to the policies being made by the people we “vote” for. It caused such a response that it actually caused the bills to be ‘shelved’ and for once showed reasonable democratic powers by the majorities. We banded together under the simple belief that we want to be allowed to do things in the privacy of our home: troll, masturbate, stalk, preach hatred and most of all, share files.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, following a recent anti-piracy legislative debacle with SOPA and PIPA, will lead his second effort of 2012 to push Internet-regulating legislation, this time in the form of a new cybersecurity bill. The expected bill is the latest attempt by the Democrats to broadly expand the authority of executive branch agencies over the Internet.
Kody Brown, a Man in Utah (no not Utah!?) famous from the show “Sister Wives” plans to file a lawsuit to challenge the polygamy laws in his state and hopefully nation wide. He and his 16 kids are going to attempt to make a personal connection with the protected sodomy practitioners in Texas. The law would not be in hopes of legalizing multiple marriages, but to protect polygamous practices as one’s private affairs, like one would with butt-sex, or role play.