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Yahoo applies for patent on mass surveillance system the Soviets would envy

Yahoo applies for patent on mass surveillance system the Soviets would envy On March 31, 2015 Yahoo applied for a patent with implications that would make the Stasi sit up and cheer.But there could be, if you and everyone else would just surrender all your personal information forever.

Facebook just took a surprising stand on an important digital rights issue

Facebook just took a surprising stand on an important digital rights issue In October, the ACLU of California exposed how social media surveillance companies such as Geofeedia used data provided by Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to track activists.The company then sold their services to police departments.

Twitter is better than police at predicting riots, and it's unsettling

Twitter is better than police at predicting riots, and it's unsettling 6 million tweets from the London 2011 riots, has noticed that the micro-blogging platform can be used to detect dangerous situations up to an hour faster than police reports.Last year, Twitter shut off commercial access to social media surveillance company Geofeedia after the ACLU revealed that Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram data was being marketed by Geofeedia to police as a way to monitor activists and protests.