Summer is officially in full swing in the northern hemisphere. For us Americans that means a celebration of fireworks and cookouts and freedom. This year in particular we are thinking a little more about what ‘freedom’ means in the backdrop of PRISM and its impacts on our society.
It is a complicated issue for sure as we all want to live in a safe place – away from harm and terror. However, we also need to be fully aware of the costs and what we are willing to give up to achieve this safety. It is a dialogue that is finally entering the public discourse and one that we hope will continue in the weeks and months ahead.
This edition of the Privacy Roundup serves up a collection of the most interesting, eye opening and informational news pieces and blog posts on the topic of privacy and of course focus on the late breaking news around the growing Snowden/PRISM scandal:
- Snowden, in new statement, accuses Obama of using ‘old, bad tools of political aggression’
- MIT program analyzes your Gmail metadata, gives you a hint of what NSA can know about you
- How to use the internet in a post-prism world
- Are Millennials Redefining Data Privacy?
- Sharable/Facebook cover images for the July4th Protests against the NSA
- How a 30-year-old lawyer exposed NSA mass surveillance of Americans – in 1975
The weekly quote for this roundup may have to be from “Cosmo” the lovable blind hacker from the 1992 movie “Sneakers” – “There’s a war out there, old friend. A world war. And it’s not about who’s got the most bullets. It’s about who controls the information. What we see and hear, how we work, what we think… it’s all about the information!”
As always, we hope you have a productive and private month ahead! Until next time…