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Why Bother with Privacy?

Privacy

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In just under 20 minutes Glenn Greenwald brilliantly tears apart the now mainstream, “privacy doesn’t matter” myth promoted by the likes of Google, Facebook and Apple.

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Power Grab: Instagram, a Case in Point

Instagram/FacebookIt is hard to find an on-line IT magazine that did not cover the Instagram terms of use debacle that occurred mid-December. In short, Instagram changed its terms of use, it did not go unnoticed, strong negative reactions were widely reported and Instagram reverted some of the changes – and this is where many of the published articles on the subject stop.

I would like to offer an interpretation of these events, to provide a wider context and in doing so highlight their meaning and purpose. (more…)