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From online companies tracking users’ digital footprints to the trend for more and more data to be stored on cloud servers, Internet privacy seems like a thing of the past—if it ever existed at all. RFE/RL correspondent Deana Kjuka recently spoke about these issues with online security analyst Bruce Schneier, author of the book “Liars and Outliers: Enabling the Trust Society Needs to Survive.”
RFE/RL: It is no secret that online companies like Google, Facebook, and Twitter are tracking users’ digital footprints. How accurate are these online profiles? What are they used for, other than advertising?…
A screen shot of a blocked website in Iran (RFE/RL)
June 27, 2007 (RFE/RL)—A recent reportby Freedom House has detailed a “new form of censorship” that has taken hold in CIS states. A particular target of governments’ efforts to control what their citizens read is the Internet—and blocking websites has become common practice in some countries. RFE/RL correspondent Heather Maher asked Bruce Schneier, chief technical officer of computer-security company BT Counterpane, about how such blocking works and what can be done to counter it.
RFE/RL: How exactly does someone—a government official—block a website?…
Sidebar photo of Bruce Schneier by Joe MacInnis.