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Opt Out of Creepy KissMetrics Surveillance

When the internet was founded, the use of the technology for pecuniary gain was a banishable offense. Now spying on people is considered the norm.

Take Kissmetrics, which tracks people and connects their common browsing of websites across different computers and tablets so that people can be profiled and monetized. Even when two people use [...]

How To Opt Out Of Corporate Surveillance Programs

Smart Store Privacy is a start, but only a start. It’s a little token of respect for privacy, providing a small territory of safety within a wide open field under the continual scrutiny of data hunters. [...]

Had Enough? Say NO to a System Out of Control with Three Upcoming Protests

Over the next two weeks there will be three days of protest that are notable in a number of ways:

They’re not your mother’s standard rally or march. The old 1960s form of protest is tried and true and bland and overdone and so regularized that it is essentially useless and mostly ignored. These three [...]

Police Make Arrests in Britain to Shovel DNA into Database. See also “USA.”

The UK Human Genetics Commission reports on DNA database sweeps by the British police:

It is now the norm to arrest offenders for everything if there is a power to do so … It is apparently understood by serving police officers that one of the reasons, if not the reason, for the change in practice [...]

Hey, Mom and Dad! Has School Told You About Recruiter Opt Out?

Since the No Child Left Behind Act was passed, schools in America have been required to give students’ personal information to military recruiters unless a student’s parents specifically state otherwise. In matters of consumer information congressional majorities have declared that adults must have privacy by default, opting in to any credit or information-sharing program. When [...]