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“A desire for privacy does not imply shameful secrets; Moglen argues, again and again, that without anonymity in discourse, free speech is impossible, and hence also democracy. The right to speak the truth to power does not shield the speaker from the consequences of doing so; only comparable power or anonymity can do that.”
—Nick Harkaway

Notes and news

You won't like what your Facebook 'Likes' reveal

EFF, March 13 — "Researchers at the University of Cambridge published a study this week, titled Private traits and attributes are predictable from digital records of human behavior that shows — with alarming accuracy — the types of sensitive, personal information that can be predicted based solely on your Facebook likes." Give it a read and consider adding some random Likes that'll throw this type of demographic prediction off.

Top 5 ways to make your online accounts more secure, February 3 — Great little list. I would add that you could use disposable and unrecoverable email addresses for certain types of accounts (that allow password change via security questions instead of just email), to completely eliminate that vector of attack.

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