What Crystal is offering is something like digital clairvoyance when it comes e-mail communications and marketing. Ostensibly, the automated interface makes it effortless to tweak your prose to conform with a recipient’s conception of an ideal note.
You and me? We’re being tracked whether we like it or not.
Use a web browser, apps on your phone — there’s a company (or companies) out there amassing reams of data about every click, tap, photo, song, notification, or icon in your digital life. But don’t get up in arms over the loss of your “privacy”. This word, “privacy”? — it’s a problem.
Parisa Tabriz manages the Chrome Security team, who work on making Chrome the safest way to browse the web. The best defense requires an offensive mindset, so it’s her job to think like a criminal. Here’s how she’d hack you.
“I can show your electronic life over time. Everything you did,” says ex-NSA employee and whistleblower Bill Binney.Where is YOUR personal space online? We look at the impact of mass surveillance in the UK, US and beyond.
In this video we hear from Thomas Drake, Bill Binney, Carey Shenkman, and Gavin MacFadyen.
As you surf the Web, information is being collected about you. Web tracking is not 100% evil — personal data can make your browsing more efficient; cookies can help your favorite websites stay in business. But, says Gary Kovacs, it’s your right to know what data is being collected about you. He unveils a Firefox add-on, Collusion, to do just that. (Update: Collusion is now called Lightbeam.)
We are 100% tracked, 100% predicted and 100% sold
to an industry worth over US$150 billion.
Each one of us allows a huge amount of our personal data to be collected and sold by tech companies, corporates and data brokers. Our every action, search and detail is being handled recklessly and exploited for profit.