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Technology and the Emerging Post-Privacy Era

Computers, databases and networks have connected us like never before, but at what cost?

How To Reconcile Big Data and Privacy

In many ways "big data" and "encryption" are antithetical. The former involves harvesting, storing and analyzing information to reveal patterns that researchers, law enforcement and industry can use to their benefit.

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Protecting Your Privates: 5 Techniques for Maintaining Web Confidentiality

There are ways to protect personal information while still enjoying much of what the Web has to offer

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A Survey Asks: How Much Does Your Privacy Online Matter?

Is online anonymity important to you? How far are you willing to go to protect your privacy? These two the key questions are examined in a report released Thursday by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project.

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