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April 21, 2014 Those with the gold make the rules, and those with our data have the gold.

Why in the US prescriptions may be too costly,
lack of privacy never so?
Give physicians money? It is a crime!
Lawmakers? Freedom of speech!
Treatment Cost Could Influence Doctors' Advice
by Andrew Pollack
(New York Times) - April 18, 2014
April 15, 2014 Today's land of personal data is as lawless as the Far West used to be.

Medicare publishes physician payments,
Snowden US spy records.
Monopoly might makes right. Privacy?
Who isn't loath to be bound by oaths?
Medicare Opens Its Books On Doctors and Payments
by Reed Abelson and Sarah Cohen
(New York Times) - April 9, 2014
The Medicare Data's Pitfalls
by Denise Grady and Sheri Fink,
Andrew Pollack and Reed Abelson
(New York Times) - April 10, 2014
April 8, 2014 Technically ready, the Internet of things is bound to beget systematic surveillance.

A mistaken gesture could turn off smoke detectors.
Nest turned off the feature remotely.
So every Internet thing can spy. Sound the alarm!
Nest Labs Stops Selling Its Smoke Detector
by Nick Wingfield
(New York Times) - April 4, 2014
Hackers Lurking in Vents and Soda Machines
by Nicole Perlroth
(New York Times) - April 8, 2014
April 1st 2014 Slavery is not what it used to be. A fortunate fact, yet free human labor lingers on.

Free labor fights for pay,
contests token in-kind compensation in court.
A new trade-union for Facebook users?
No for US college athletes!
College Athletes Aim to Put Price on 'Priceless'
by Nelson D. Schwartz and Steve Eder
(New York Times) - March 28, 2014
A Step Toward Justice in College Sports?
by Joe Nocera
(New York Times) - April 1st, 2014
March 25, 2014 Companies are not obliged to tell you what they really think.

Do not leave privacy to policy!
Companies may lie to the public about their intentions.
Microsoft reads the mail you send via its service.
Companies That Lie Increasingly Win in Court
by Floyd Norris
(New York Times) - March 21, 2014
Microsoft Software Leak Case Raises Privacy Issues
by Nick Wingfield and Nick Bilton
(New York Times) - March 21, 2014
March 18, 2014 A choice between two vices is no road to virtue.

As Crimea fakes choice via a vicious referendum,
so Americans must pick hedonism.
Money without limits or individual rights with no duties.
Crimea brings forward vote on split
by Guy Chazan (Financial Times) - March 7, 2014
Paul Ryan's Irish Amnesia
by Timothy Egan (New York Times) - March 16, 2014
The Age of Individualism
by Ross Douthat (New York Times) - March 16, 2014
March 18, 2014 Internet today forces a trade-off between surveillance and censorship.

How can the fox rule the henhouse?
He gives protection against wolves.
Is Eric Schmidt's subreptitious spy better than strict censors?
The Future of Internet Freedom
by Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen
(New York Times) - March 12, 2014
March 11, 2014 The more robots and personal data, the more social exchanges should fund an economy.

Acts and oaths define who we are.
As robots act and recommend for us, tracking the rest of our moves,
is our humanity verging on inanity?
The Sweet, Streaming Sound of Data
by Ben Sisario (New York Times) - March 7, 2014
My Brahms box of wonders
by Harry Eyres (Financial Times) - March 8, 2014
VW chief warns over Big Brother vehicle data
by Chris Bryant and Henry Foy
(Financial Times) - March 11, 2014
March 4, 2014 Recommendations based on stolen data add real value on top of an economic muddle.

The US call credit card companies
to let consumers check credit scores for free. Next?
Ask thieves to let owners view stolen goods online!
A Call to Give Consumers Credit Scores for free
by Tara Siegel Bernard
(New York Times) - February 28, 2014
February 25, 2014 Sound public policies insure local surpluses flow through society.

Private profits may be public curses warns Brittan.
If Facebook slaves produce $75 plus before dying,
WhatsApp is a steal! Privacy anyone?
A Swift lesson in the principle of economics
by Samuel Brittan
(Financial Times) - February 21, 2014
The shy app that became a $19bn sensation
by Hannah Kuchler (Financial Times) - February 21, 2014
February 18, 2014 Privacy should not be the privilege of designated minorities.

Facebook is sued for its privacy policies, again.
Stopping child exploitation is good.
But why restrict rights to such recognized segments?
Facebook Deal On Privacy Is Under Attack
by Vindu Goel
(New York Times) - February 13, 2014
February 11, 2014 In the censorship competition, the US takes the Olympic gold by stealth.

Near Boston: Feb 11, 8:15am EST.
Comcast finds me BC, Harvard, MIT, not Tufts, Wellesley, Williams.
Facebook, not eprivacy.com. Why?
Industry and Congress Await
the F.C.C. Chairman's Next Moves on Internet Rules
by Edward Wyatt
(New York Times) - February 10, 2014
February 11, 2014 Going to jail for abusing confidential data depends on whose data it is.

Making money from other people's confidential data?
If you work at SAC, this is insider trading,
at Google, nothing but the Internet trend.
Martona found guilty on all insider trading charges
by Kara Scannell
(Financial Times) - February 7, 2014
February 4, 2014 Privacy should be both a source of economic growth and of personal freedom.

Facebook pegs growth to privacy piracy.
Messy democracy makes India more resilient to rebels.
Let's marry Facebook growth to India freedom.
Online advertisers 'like' Facebook's attention to detail
by Hannah Kuchler and Emily Steel
(Financial Times) - January 31, 2014
India is still a contender in the great Asian race
by Philip Stephens (Financial Times) - January 31, 2014
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