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How the rich and famous disappear from Google Street View

It seems that UK celebrities are taking the newfound “right to be forgotten” literally. Gizmodo reports (http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2014/07/celebs-and-the-generally-wealthy-blur-their-homes-in-google-street-view/) that mansions owned by former prime minister Tony Blair and former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney have started to appear blurred on Google’s Street View, where people’s faces and car licence plates are usually covered up. Also looking a bit out of focus are …

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Stuart O'ConnorHow the rich and famous disappear from Google Street View

Cory Doctorow: Those who have nothing to hide have a duty to protect the privacy of those who do

Influential digital rights activist Cory Doctorw, founder of Boing-Boing, is speaking at the Don't Spy On Us conference in London today. Speaking to me earlier, he argued that the best way to combat mass-surveillance is by raising the cost by…

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James O'MalleyCory Doctorow: Those who have nothing to hide have a duty to protect the privacy of those who do

[UPDATED] Facebook remove group campaigning against men who take unsolicited photos of women on trains

Facebook moderation is under a fire again following a decision by the company to remove a group campaigning against another, much creepier group. You might remember a group called "Women who eat on Tubes" that made headlines last month. The…

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James O'Malley[UPDATED] Facebook remove group campaigning against men who take unsolicited photos of women on trains

Jimmy Wales says he'd go "ballistic" if NSA tried to gain backdoor into his new mobile operator

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has told TechDigest that he will go "ballistic" if the NSA try to gain backdoor access into The People's Operator, the new mobile phone network that it has just been announced Wales will become co-chair of….

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James O'MalleyJimmy Wales says he'd go "ballistic" if NSA tried to gain backdoor into his new mobile operator