Librarian Rushes To Archive Alberta’s Climate Change Data Before Change In Government

By Sarah Lawrynuik, Thenarwhal.ca -

University of Alberta librarian Katie Cuyler says industry experts and academics have requested she begin ‘guerrilla archiving’ critical information they fear could disappear under a new United [...]

Web Inventor Urges Users To Seek ‘Complete Control’ Of Data

By Staff, Afp.com -

World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee on Monday slammed the increasing commodification of personal information and appealed for internet users to strive to maintain "complete control" of their [...]

Facebook Reportedly Under Criminal Investigation For Secret Data-Sharing Deals

By Staff, Rt.com -

Federal prosecutors are probing Facebook's illicit data-sharing partnerships, reportedly subpoenaing data from smartphone manufacturers as the regulatory walls appear to close in on the [...]

Shifting From Tasers To AI, Axon Wants To Use Terabytes Of Data To Automate Police Records And Redactions

By Beryl Lipton, Muckrock.com -

Axon, one of the most prominent suppliers of tech tools to law enforcement, is shifting from selling its signature Tasers to embedding artificial intelligence in police departments around the [...]

Health Insurers Are Vacuuming Up Details About You — And It Could Raise Your Rates

By Marshall Allen, Propublica.org -

To an outsider, the fancy booths at last month’s health insurance industry gathering in San Diego aren’t very compelling. A handful of companies pitching “lifestyle” data and salespeople touting [...]

Feds Cherry-Pick Data To Force Pipelines Through Poor Communities

By Sophie Yeo, Psmag.com -

The government's energy regulator is facing allegations of cherry-picking data to approve pipeline projects that would disproportionately harm communities of color. According to academics, [...]

Neo-Liberal Academia And The Death Of Education

By Davor Džalto, Dissident Voice. -

Recent cases of personal information collecting for corporate interests highlight the urgency of revisiting the topic of higher education in its connection with the corporate sector and the [...]

New Campaign: Classrooms Not Computers, Stop Education Profiteering

By Morna McDermott, Classrooms Not Computers -

During the last few years, a lot of debate has been had over the promise and perils of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Many education advocates argued we must embrace ESSA because it [...]

Liberal Ire At Trump And Cambridge Analytica Is Misdirected From Billionaires Who Own Your Data

By Bruce A. Dixon, Blackagendareport.com -

Liberals this week want to drum us into outrageous fury over the fact that Facebook, with almost 2 billion accounts worldwide, handed over user data of millions of people to Cambridge Analytica, [...]

Medicare Halts Release Of Much-Anticipated Data

By Charles Ornstein, www.propublica.org -

By Charles Ornstein for Pro Publica - The government had planned to share data with researchers on patients enrolled in Medicare Advantage health plans. Then, suddenly, it didn’t. In the past few [...]

March For Science Becomes Worldwide Defense Of Facts

By Staff, www.PopularResistance.org -

By Staff for Popular Resistance. On April 22, 2017, Earth Day, the March for Science too place across the United States and around the world. The organizers proclaimed "The March for Science is [...]

FCC Unlikely To Stop Internet Providers From Selling Your Data

By Klint Finley, www.wired.com -

By Klint Finley for Wired - LITTLE SEEMS TO be standing in the way of Comcast, Verizon, and other internet service providers selling your personal information without your permission after the [...]

Law Enforcement Using Facebook And Apple To Data-Mine Accounts Of Trump Protest Arrestees

By Sarah Lazare, www.alternet.org -

By Sarah Lazare for AlterNet - Law enforcement is compelling Apple and Facebook to hand over the personal information of users who were mass arrested at protests against the inauguration of [...]

NSA Contractor Accused Of Stealing Sensitive Data

By James Holbrooks, www.activistpost.com -

By James Holbrooks for Activist Post - According to the Times, a neighbor saw “two dozen F.B.I. agents wearing military-style uniforms and armed with long guns” storm Martin’s home and later [...]

Guerrilla Archivists Develop App To Save Science Data From Trump

By Zoë Schlanger, www.qz.com -

By Zoë Schlanger for Quartz. Enthusiasm for guerrilla archiving is skyrocketing; the day at NYU was the latest in a ballooning list of “data rescues” across the country. All-day archiving [...]

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