Privacy vs. technology: The pros and cons
Video game console spies on you in the living room
NBC News reports: Microsoft’s next-gen video game console Xbox One has kicked up more privacy concerns. The Xbox Kinect, which is sold with the Xbox One, can gather information from your living room while it is on. Microsoft’s corporate vice president Yusuf Mehdi said recently that the Xbox One could give advertisers “a huge trove of data about what’s going on in the living room.”
Check out the full story here: nbcnews.com
Google Glass smashes public privacy ideals
Los Angeles Times reports: Digital goggles easily record friends and strangers without their knowledge. As Google Glass becomes the latest must-have gadget, its makers downplay privacy threats.
Read the full story here: latimes.com
Snapchat recovers unopened ‘snaps’ for law enforcement
Mashable reports: In case of a search warrant, two Snapchat employees can manually retrieve unopened ‘snaps,’ for inspection by law enforcement agencies. Snapchat administrators insist opened ‘snaps’ are deleted off of the app’s servers after they are seen by recipients.
Read the full story: mashable.com
PRISM allows NSA, FBI direct access to chats, emails and more
The Washington Post reports: Twitter may be the only “safe” social media platform. The National Security Agency and the FBI can tap directly into servers at Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube, Apple to access content according to a document obtained this summer by the Washington Post.
Read the full story here: washingtonpost.com
RFID chips track students at schools
Salon magazine reports: In Texas, a federal judge ruled a school can expel or transfer a student for refusing to wear school IDs embedded with RFID chips, which monitor students’ movements from when they arrive at school until when they leave.
Check out the full story here: salon.com
Classroom technology jeopardizes students’ personal privacy
Seattle Times editorial columnist blogs: Schools must take responsibility to protect personal data collected with increased classroom technology.
Read the full post by Lynne K. Varner here: blogs.seattletimes.com
Social media polarizes our privacy concerns
NBC News reports: As social media becomes a more common use worldwide, the general public’s fear or care that they are being watched or tracked has gone way down.
Read the full story here: nbcnews.com
Is it possible for privacy and technology to co-exist?
New York Times reports: Although technological advances have had an adverse effect on privacy around the world, people don’t always notice when the technology is actually enhancing their privacy.
Read the full story here: nytimes.com
The Guardian says: Here are some tips to protect your personal information and make your Internet surfing safer.
Read the full story here: theguardian.com
Reputation says: Here are the Top 5 social media privacy concerns.
Read the full story here: reputation.com
-Links compiled by Jacob Bryant and Anna Gronewold