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Electronic Frontier Foundation
Electronic Frontiers Foundation
The EFF is a political action group that puts out interesting information on the issues of free speech, privacy, fair use, and transparency on the Internet. Good site for keeping up with the latest political, legal and ethical issues in this area.
Docuticker - CyberSecurity
Docuticker is a site that collects abstracts from "grey literature," or reports from government agencies, think tanks, NGOs, research institutes, and other public interest groups.
Electronic Privacy Information Center
EPIC is a public interest research center in Washington, D.C. It was established in 1994 to focus public attention on emerging civil liberties issues and to protect privacy, the First Amendment, and constitutional values.
Federal Trade Commission
A website on internet privacy & security put together by the Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. agency who is currently the most active in protecting consumers' private information.
Federal Trade Commission - Privacy
Key reports from the Federal Trade Commission on issues of privacy and security in cyberspace.
Kent Center on Information, Society, and Policy
This newly formed academic center at IIT's own Kent Law School promotes interdisciplinary research into privacy and information security issues raised by developing information technologies. See site for information on past and upcoming speakers and events on these topics.
This organization's aim is to investigate, expose and analyze Internet filtering and surveillance practices in a credible and non-partisan fashion. Includes a number of country profiles in their research section.
A watchdog group on surveillance by governments and corporations.
HTTPS Everywhere is a Firefox and Chrome extension that encrypts your communications with many major websites, making your browsing more secure.
Ixquick Search Engine
Ixquick is a private search engine that doesn't log your IP address. When you search with Ixquick search engine, you are searching many popular search engines simultaneously and anonymously.
A web site that accesses the privacy risks of using a website. The site defines privacy risk as the chance that data about you will be used or shared in ways that you probably don't expect.
Tor is free software and an open network that helps you defend against a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security known as traffic analysis.
Privacy Articles from the NY Times