Archives for October 5, 2014

Data surveillance centers: Crime fighters or ‘spy machines?’

STORY HIGHLIGHTS Oak­land, Cal­i­for­nia, debates cre­at­ing a one-stop shop for video/data sur­veil­lance Oppo­nents fear the abil­i­ty to track peo­ple with “the press of a but­ton” will threat­en civ­il lib­er­ties Cen­tral data sur­veil­lance pos­es seri­ous pri­va­cy ques­tions for mil­lions around the globe Oper­a­tions in Lon­don, Boston, Rio have result­ed in suc­cess sto­ries (CNN) — Some res­i­dents of […]

EU-US Trade Negotiations Continue Shutting out the Public—When Will They Learn?

Nego­tia­tors from across the Atlantic met this week in Chevy Chase, Mary­land to con­tin­ue dis­cussing the terms of the EU-US trade agree­ment, the Transat­lantic Trade and Invest­ment Part­ner­ship (TTIP). This is the sev­enth round of secre­tive meet­ings, and not much is known about the exact issues that are on the nego­ti­at­ing table. How­ev­er a press […]

Expensive Green Energy A ‘Bad Gamble’ As Gas Price Drops — Britain’s Green Energy Fiasco Deepens

Fam­i­lies face pay­ing up to £40 extra each year for wind and solar farms to meet cli­mate change tar­gets after the gov­ern­ment revised its ener­gy price fore­casts. The sub­sidy required for each unit of renew­able elec­tric­i­ty will rise after the Depart­ment of Ener­gy and Cli­mate Change (DECC) con­ced­ed that gas was much cheap­er than it […]

Facebook Increases its Tracking Reach with Atlas, and Users Have Little Choice About It

NOTE:  The Elec­tron­ic Fron­tier Foun­da­tion (EFF) has been in the fore­front of defend­ing the civ­il lib­er­ties of Amer­i­cans in the dig­i­tal envi­ron­ment since 1990. In the fol­low­ing arti­cle you will find an EFF free prod­uct offer to assist in fight­ing back against non­con­sen­su­al track­ing of your brows­ing. Please under­stand has no busi­ness or per­son­al relationship […]