1. Sangani, Kris. “Who owns your personal data?.” Engineering and Technology Magazine. N.p., 19 July 2010. Web. 11 Sept. 2011.
2. Sangani (2010) reported that, in January 2009, 45 accounts in Twitter were hacked, the parties responsible being given access to protected tweets and private user information. According to Twitter, a further 10 accounts were hacked momentarily later that April. The FTC complaint stated that user passwords could be reset, and tweets could be sent on these hacked accounts as a result of the attack. (Sangani, 2010).
3. According to Electronic Technology Magazine, another issue for proponents of net privacy is the existence of the Google Streetview car, a vehicle armed with the ability to take digital photographs of a street and accurately represent it online. Google started the project in 2006, and since that time the Streetview car has recorded photographs of cities in dozens of countries. Civil rights groups have protested this project, as they believe that it is an invasion of privacy and over the line for what should be put online. Their protests were not unfounded, as the Streetview car has taken more than digital photographs – “Google collected over 600 Gigabytes of data from users of public and unprotected Wi-Fi access routers – which included Web pages visited and emails,” without anyone being made aware or asked for consent (Sanjani 2010, p. 28).
Sangani, Kris. “Who owns your personal data?.” Engineering and Technology Magazine. N.p., 19 July 2010. Web. 11 Sept. 2011.