I am an online type person, so I find this electronic privacy thing highly pertinent to my life style and freedom. Recent events have shown that we have serious challenges in the area of privacy. What Pres. Bush started Pres. Obama has put on steroids. The first 15 minutes of the video is an interesting interview with a mover and shaker in the Electronic Frontier Foundation. The video is non-political, but some may see it as politically biased. The last 15 minutes is about US Patents. If you are interested in Podcasting, the last 15 minutes will be of interest.[youtube h-URRhSckRc]
If you want to get a sense of what is happening with privacy in your life, check out the Ghostery plugin, blog, Facebook, Huffington Post on Invisible Web by Ghostery, and Ghostery on Twitter. Ghostery runs on Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, and Safari.
Shortly after the Boston Bombing information came out that has started to disappear from the search engines. Just try and find the CNN story by Erin Burnett on Outfront about the phone call between the bomber and his mother. In a May 1st show a former FBI Counter Terrorism states everything electronic is being gathered by the government. (Clip 1 and Clip 2)
While I could find the clips easily a month ago I had to work to find them to get a link for this article. It appears this information is disappearing from search engines.
Since Second Life is international, I will assume that makes any American user… well ANY user of SL a target for NSA.