From tech and Internet surveillance to sensors to social networking, privacy rules are being rewritten.
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ZDNetGovWeek: Obama proposes a sort-of end to NSA phone records, AWS gets DoD deal, and Jimmy Carter vs. NSA
It's an odd week when government tech news mentions both President Obama and ripped-from-the-seventies President Carter. But that's life in these United States. We also have a wide range of less silly government news from around the world, all worth reading. So dig in.
After revelations that it had inspected a Hotmail customer's email as part of an internal investigation, Microsoft announced new rules last week. This week, following "uncomfortable" criticism of that policy, the company announced new rules: no inspections without a warrant.
As tech companies line up against the Australian government's anti-bullying eSafety commissioner proposal, even supporters of the proposal have said the government shouldn't rush to legislate to remove 'harmful' content from social media.
Google's legal director stressed that the Internet giant's ninth Transparency Report hones in on requests related to criminal investigations during the second half of 2013.
When you automate a system designed around messy human beings, the resulting efficiency can make everyone unhappy
A French consumer group is taking action over the three companies' refusal to alter their terms and conditions on privacy - including sending French users to documents in English.
Key provisions around net neutrality, right to privacy and freedom of expression online are part of the country's first "Internet Constitution"
Microsoft gets the all clear to continue its attack on Google's privacy credentials in the UK.
ThreatData essentially pools data related to malware, phishing, and other online risks across the Internet for both real-time and long-term analysis.
Sir Tim Berners-Lee: “If Marco Civil is passed, this would be the best possible birthday gift for Brazilian and global Web users."
A back-door listing is planned valuing the company at NZ$210 million.
Former US president Jimmy Carter has said that he believes his email is monitored, and in order to avoid such surveillance, posts letters to foreign leaders instead.
It's like something out of a bad Bond clone. The robotic image of Edward Snowden rants at TED, Netflix (which consumes more bandwidth than just about anyone) else wants net neutrality (duh), and the NSA does its job by monitoring questionable Chinese tech supplier Huawei. There's lots more 'round the world, so click on in.
Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei is the newest known target of the NSA wide-ranging surveillance programs.
Computer law institute also demands technical changes in the social networking site