December 2008







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Home Office to review UK’s surveillance powers

Home Office to review UK’s surveillance powers: “The UK is not a surveillance society as some have claimed, Home Secretary Jacqui Smith has said. Smith conceded, though, that surveillance powers needed to be reviewed to…


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Yahoo Limits Retention of Search Data

Yahoo Limits Retention of Search DataYahoo said it would limit to 90 days the time it holds personal information related to searches to address privacy concerns. (Via NYT > Technology.)



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Online Jihadists Plan for ‘Invading Facebook’

Online Jihadists Plan for ‘Invading Facebook’: “Online jihadists have already used YouTube, blogs and other social media to spread their propaganda. Now, a group of internet Islamic extremists is putting together a plan for ‘invading…