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Are we all under surveillance?

How do privacy and personal data differ? Marketing surveillance – if it's free, you're the product! Government surveillance: domestic eavesdropping to blanket surveillance. Private lives falling victim to new kinds of interpersonal surveillance

How do privacy and personal data differ?

There is a tendency to blur the line between a right to privacy and personal data protection, but these two rather recent concepts do not necessarily cover the same issues.
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Marketing surveillance – if it's free, you're the product!

"Do you have your store card?" "Give us your email address to receive special offers"… We are routinely solicited to hand out our personal data in the interest of enriching a company's marketing campaign. While this somewhat voluntary data collection serves to keep enhancing service customization, it is part of complex and enigmatic marketing surveillance system.
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Government surveillance: domestic eavesdropping to blanket surveillance

The NSA scandal scrutinized government surveillance of telephone calls and online activity, but it is happening within a loose legal framework.
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Private lives falling victim to new kinds of interpersonal surveillance

What if the very nature of surveillance had changed without us knowing? Indeed, the widespread boom of social networks and smartphones that are constantly collecting our digital tracks has opened the door for new types of surveillance where everyone is both the target and the observer.
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Illustration : Electronic_Frontier_Foundation surveillance camera 1 via Flickr Licence CC


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Thierry Poulin
Thierry Poulin 19/02/2018 19:23:34

La vie privée sur internet est de plus en plus difficile à conserver.
On est constamment observés, que ce soit par le gouvernement, par la NSA, ou encore par notre fournisseur d'accès à internet.

Comme tu le précises, Samuel, un VPN est une excellente solution pour ne pas être surveillés à longueur de journée.

Samuel ikar
Samuel ikar 26/02/2017 05:08:59

Je suis d'accord avec l'avis de Franck, les outils web récupèrent une masse d'informations sur nos recherches. Même si je n'ai pas grand chose à cacher, pour brouiller un peu les pistes, j'essaie de naviguer avec un VPN et des outils qui ne tracent pas.

Pierre Jour
Pierre Jour 24/02/2017 10:29:47

Heureusement, en France nous avons la CNIL !

Franck Menayer
Franck Menayer 27/12/2016 14:17:51

La vie privée n'existe plus, surtout dans notre société avec l'arrivée d'internet et des technologies poussées.


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