Apple: We don’t depend on collecting personal data

“We have no interest in amassing personal information about our customers”, says Apple.
Does Apple understand something that Google doesn’t?
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Hardware firm Apple has released its first full transparency report, revealing it passes on data in response to almost nine out of every 10 US government data requests.
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Brazil Looks To Break from US-Centric Internet

NSA spying is sparking a trend away from USA based cloud providers.
A dangerous trend for USA based businesses.
Brazil plans to divorce itself from the U.S.-centric Internet over Washington’s widespread online spying, a move that many experts fear will be a potentially dangerous first step toward fracturing a global network built with minimal interference by governments.
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Mac Users Steered to Pricier Hotels

If you think online behavioral advertising exists to offer you lower prices…THINK AGAIN!

Orbitz Worldwide Inc. has found that people who use Apple Inc. Mac computers spend as much as 30% more a night on hotels, so the online travel agency is starting to show them different, and sometimes costlier, travel options than Windows visitors see.

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Can Snowden revert privacy to a social norm?

A step in the direction of a return to social norms. Keep them coming!

The steady trickle of revelations of government snooping that continues to seep from the Edward Snowden documents is serving to keep attention riveted on how privacy in the digital age ought to be defined.
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The Man Turning The Privacy Tables On Mark Zuckerberg

For almost 10 years, Facebook has used the information we’ve shared in the social network’s pseudo public sphere for its own (usually advertising-related) purposes. Now Michael Zimmer, an assistant professor in the School of Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin, wants to turn those tables.
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Surveillance Fairies?

Did Obama ever think of asking how we were getting all this secret information?

Does the President believe in surveillance fairies?: Jon Stewart rips Obama over NSA spying.
Last night Jon Stewart went after President Barack Obama’s reported ignorance of problems with the Obamacare website and National Security Agency spying on world leaders, including close U.S. allies…
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