In this era of fake news, lies, and innuendo, I’ve noticed in the past couple of months that the most frequent and consistent visitors from Russia have mysteriously disappeared.  Closet to Cloud has covered many topics, most of which have had some relationship to privacy, encryption, and issues like the US Fourth Amendment. I may …

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The four corners of the Privacy conversation include:Lower Right – Whistle-blowers like Edward Snowden and Chelsea ManningUpper Right – The Fourth Amendment of the US ConstitutionLower Left –  Legislative and regulatory issues like FCC and HIPAAUpper Left – Big Data:  Big Business So we track these topics with great interest.  In the past six months, …

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A federal appeals court on Tuesday revived a Wikipedia lawsuit that challenges a U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) program of mass online surveillance, and claims that the government unconstitutionally invades people’s privacy rights. By a 3-0 vote, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, said the Wikimedia Foundation, which hosts the Wikipedia …

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