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disconnect
Started as a side project by then-Googler Brian Kennish back in 2010 to cut out ad tracking during a person’s Facebook browsing session, Disconnect has gone on to raise funding (twice), expand to work on multiple browsers and sites, and create apps for specific users (eg, kids), and take on more engineers, including two more from Google and one from the NSA. With its apps now used by 1 million people every week, Disconnect is now tackling the most popular way that people discover content online today: search engines. Today, the company is launching Disconnect Search, an extension for Chrome and Firefox browsers that lets users searching on Google, Bing and Yahoo, as well as Blekko and DuckDuckGo, to remain private while doing so.  (more…)

Twitter
Twitter Must Provide Data on 3 Users, Judge Rules – NYTimes.com
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OtherSources: Wired.com

Internet anonymity and privacy, well times they are a changing.   For the longest time some on the internet have lived thinking that you could say anything or do anything just because they couldn’t see you.  Because they could not see you, they could not find you and you could say whatever you wanted.  Times they are changing my friends.  You can’t just say or do whatever you want if it’s illegal they WILL respond.  It may take them a while but they WILL.  Wireds Threat Level article has a copy of the entire legal documents regarding this ruling.