Opt out of Facebook Instant Personalization

How to opt-out of Facebook ‘Instant Personalization’ and why you might want to. This is a death watch for the anonymous Internet, unless we seize back our relationships and decentralize social networking. \o.O/

+$26 Billion in Privacy Act Fines for Feds in 2006

The Federal government cannot be trusted to keep your information secure. Period. One by one federal agencies are proving that they are not competent to handle sensitive, private, personal or confidential information. They should not be trusted with any information about anybody, anywhere, for any reason. The recent wave of […]

April 15th Misdemeanors by TurboTax, H&R Block

April 20th David Lazarus, a San Francisco Chronicle columnist, wrote that TurboTax and H&R Block online tax filing systems may violated California law. Both companies use webbugs and cookies to provide third-party marketers with information gathered while customers prepared and filed their tax returns. Enter Section 17530.5 of the California […]

Why The CIA Has My Name On File

In the spring semester of 1999 I was studying at George Washington University, in Washington DC, and doing an internship at the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC). One of my projects was to find out if the US Government had encourage Intel to include a unique identifier on the PIII […]

Privacy & Human Rights 1999

In the spring semester of 1999 I was studying at George Washington University, in Washington DC, and doing an internship at the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC). One of my project was to research Latin American privacy rights. The research and my summaries were included in an annual survey published […]