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Exclusive: Raytheon’s Riot program mines social network data like a ‘Google for spies’, drawing ire from civil rights groups

A multinational security firm has secretly developed software capable of tracking people’s movements and predicting future behaviour by mining data from social networking websites.

A video obtained by the Guardian reveals how an “extreme-scale analytics” system created by Raytheon, the world’s fifth largest defence contractor, can gather vast amounts of information about people from websites including Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare.

Full article here

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images“Every time you use the web, companies are watching, collecting, and storing info about you and your web activity.

DoNotTrackMe (DNTMe) is free privacy software that prevents online tracking and improves your security on the Internet.

DNTMe blocks hundreds of online trackers on millions of sites, and is rated “Spectacular” by CNET.

When you’re using DNTMe:

– View the number of trackers you’re blocking like Facebook and Google Analytics.
– Block cookies that store your info.
– Block ads with tracking capability, including annoying ads that seem to follow you everywhere you go.
– Get privacy alerts when we have news or tips about the site you’re visiting. For example, if Facebook changes their privacy policy, you’ll get an alert the next time you visit Facebook.

Your privacy:
DNTMe is a tool that that prevents online tracking, so naturally, we don’t collect any data about our users.

Questions?
Check out the FAQs or support page.

*Note- Do Not Track Me was previously called DoNotTrackPlus or Do Not Track Plus.”

Get DoNotTrackMe here

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rs3Did you know that buttons like these allow Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and others to track your online browsing site Activities On Every One of These That includes buttons, even if you never click the buttons and (in some browsers) Even If You Have third -party cookies disabled?

ShareMeNot is a browser extension designed to Prevent third-party buttons (Such as Facebook’s “Like” button or Twitter’s “tweet” button) embedded by sites across the Internet from tracking you Until you actually click on them. Unlike traditional solutions, ShareMeNot does this without completely removing the buttons from the web experience.

Note That this extension is part of a research project and not targeted for general use. We welcome your feedback and will use it to Improve our tool.

ShareMeNot can be downloaded here

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The Boston Phoenix’s recent article on the Craigslist killer uncovered something very interesting in it’s research into how the web hunt for the killer was conducted; something neither it’s reporters, or the general public, had never seen before: The full results of a Facebook subpoena.

This is some scary stuff; for the first time, we can now see EXACTLY what Facebook sends when the Police, or a judge, ask them to hand over your information. Read the full article here.

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Ghostery sees the “invisible” web, detecting trackers, web bugs, pixels, and beacons placed on web pages by Facebook, Google Analytics, and over 600 other ad networks, behavioral data providers, web publishers – all companies interested in your activity.

 

PROTECT YOUR PRIVACY
Ghostery is built and maintained for users that care about their online privacy, and is engineered with privacy as a primary goal. Ghostery use is anonymous. No registrations or sign-ups are required. The Ghostery plug-in does not place cookies into your browser. Neither the Ghostery application nor Evidon receives any data from Ghostery users unless the user opts-in to participate in GhostRank. GhostRank data itslef is anonymous, is NEVER used for advertising targeting purposes, and is only shared in aggregated, non-personal, statistical form.

CONTROL
Ghostery allows you to block scripts from companies that you don’t trust, delete local shared objects, and even block images and iframes.

CONNECT

Download here.
Visit our support forum: http://getsatisfaction.com/ghostery
Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/Ghostery
Friend us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ghostery
Check out the blog: http://news.ghostery.com

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Disconnect description: A Firefox add-on that stops major third parties from tracking the webpages you go to.

If you’re a typical web user, you’re unintentionally sending your browsing history with your name and other personal information to third parties whenever you’re online.

Disconnect is an extension for Firefox designed to enable you to control the way your share your data. It prevents third parties from tracking your information.

Here are some key features of “Disconnect”:

· Disable tracking by third parties like Digg, Facebook, Google, Twitter, and Yahoo, without requiring any setup or significantly degrading the usability of the web.
· See how many resource requests are blocked, in real time.
· Easily unblock services, by clicking the toolbar.

Disconnect can be downloaded here.

 

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