With everyone very concerned about which governmental agencies can access your data, which companies are giving away or selling your data to others and general privacy concerns, having a presence on the internet might end up being more trouble than its worth.
So what data can people get access to and how can you protect yourself? We have this handy infographic to help you out.
Welcome to the first Feedly edition of the link-off. I’ve gone to Feedly to replace Google Reader. It’s not perfect but I think it’s the best replacement. I’m also taking to Reddit to find cool links now too. It’s a bit of a change of sourcing but hopefully you won’t notice too much of a difference.
Anyhow, let’s get this show on the road. First, here’s Canadian model Nicole Williams.
Mohamed Morsi is no longer the president of Egypt. Was this another people’s revolution or did the military intervention make this more of a coup in all but name? (Vice)
The story of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has gotten more interesting. The leaders of Nicaragua, Venezuela and Bolivia have all said they would grant Snowden asylum. The Americans aren’t happy about that. (RT)
And when you’re in the middle of a controversy, recruiting isn’t a good idea. Right, NSA? (The Guardian)
It’s the middle of the week which means it’s time for links. Since we’re doing all sorts of video games and E3 coverage everywhere else on the blog and et geekera, there won’t be much gaming in this set of links. We do, however, have Polish model Ewelina Olczak.
We’ve briefly mentioned the NSA’s massive data monitoring program called PRISM. Now, meet the man who blew the whistle on the program and became the NSA’s #1 enemy. (The Guardian)
President Obama is getting a lot of the blame for a program that started in 2007. Ironically, in 2001, he warned that a PRISM-like system was possible under the Patriot Act. (BuzzFeed)
Political analyst extraordinaire Nate Silver thinks that this will play an issue in the 2016 election. (New York Times)