Geek Squad staff ‘paid by FBI’ to flag illegal imagery

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Best Buy’s computer repair workers have been aiding the FBI for at least 10 years, new documents suggest. They indicate that several of the US company’s Geek Squad staff were paid for reporting child abuse imagery. The rights group Electronic Frontier Foundation said that the relationship “circumvents computer owners’ Fourth Amendment rights” to privacy. Source: BBC… Read more »

The Social Psychology Of The Naked Selfie

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Description: There’s actually a science behind why we are seeing repeated nude photo hacking scandals — the science of social Source: TechCrunch Date: November 29, 2014   If you’re building a tech product that has anything to do with photos then you’re probably feeling an uncomfortable sense of déjà vu lately, and it has to do with… Read more »

Porn, Big Data, and What We Search For When No One’s Looking

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Description: Porngram is a new data tool that mines the depths of human sexuality–in charts. Source: Fast Company Date: January 31, 2014 Ah, porn. The reason incognito mode was invented. A new paper offers an instructive look into the fascinating perusing habits of warm-blooded Internet users, and compiles all that revealing data into useful charts. (Hat tip to The… Read more »

Child Porn or Free Speech

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Description: Anderson Cooper looks at a portion of the user-generated news site Reddit and its potentially illegal content. Source: CNN .com. Date: Oct 1, 2011 Questions for discussion: Who should police the content on the Internet? Why Is there any content that should not be allowed on the internet? What?