#Lessig on how the #economics of #data-#retention will drive privacy tech

In an interview with the WSJ’s CIO blog, Lawrence Lessig proposes that the existence of cryptographic tools that allow for “zero-knowledge” data-querying, combined with the potential liability from leaks, will drive companies to retain less data on their customers. It’s a very lessigian analysis, grounded in the idea that social outcomes are driven by norms, … Read more

User Data Manifesto 2.0 Defining basic rights for people to control their own data in the internet age

This manifesto aims at defining users’ fundamental rights to their own data in the Internet age. People ought to be free and should not have to pay allegiance to service providers. User data means any data uploaded by a user for his or her own use. Thus, users should have: Control over user data accessUser … Read more

Better security, privacy and anonymity in Firefox

In this post gathered some information about several attacks that can be used to track, identity web-browser users in many ways. I will show you here how to protect yourself from those attacks. Information given here should be useful for many communities, for people who hate ads online, who don’t want to be tracked online … Read more