EU Group Launches Class Action Suit Against Facebook For Privacy Violations, Including Support for PRISM

By: Monday August 4, 2014 1:42 pm

Viennese lawyer and privacy activist Max Schrems has filed a class action suit with the Commercial Court for Vienna against the Irish subsidiary of Facebook for violation of European data protection laws.

The Europe v Facebook website has an app that allows EU residents to become part of the suit. So far the organization is reporting that 11,000 people have signed on.

DuckDuckGo Sees Traffic Soar in Wake of NSA Scandal

By: Monday July 15, 2013 12:42 pm

The impact of Edward Snowden’s revelations about the NSA continue to reverberate. Internet users are growing increasingly antsy about the personal data being tracked (and handed over to the NSA) by the big search engines, and are turning to the independent search engine DuckDuckGo in ever greater numbers.

All Your Instagrams Are Belong to Us

By: Tuesday December 18, 2012 12:52 pm

Three months after they acquired Instagram, Facebook launched a completely audacious intellectual property rights grab. Unless you delete your Instagram account by the January 16 deadline, they claim the right to license any public Instagrams uploaded after that date “without any compensation to you,” in perpetuity…and you can’t opt out.

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