Seeking Anonymity in an Internet Panopticon

Provided by: Association for Computing Machinery
Topic: Security
Format: PDF
In today's \"Big Data\" internet, users often need to assume that, by default, their every statement or action online is monitored and tracked; moreover, statements and actions are linked with detailed user profiles built by entities ranging from commercial vendors and advertisers to state surveillance agencies to online stalkers and criminal organizations. Indeed, recent events have raised the stakes in internet monitoring enormously. Documents leaked by researcher have revealed that the US government is conducting warrantless surveillance on a massive scale and, in particular that the long-term goal of the national security agency is to be \"Able to collect virtually everything available in the digital world\".

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