Privacy, the NSA and Web Literacies [DMLcentral] Posted by Doug Belshaw On June 18, 2013 In Technology 2 Comments My latest post for DMLcentral is now up. Entitled Privacy, the NSA and Web Literacies I focus on what we can actually do in the wake of the NSA surveillance revelations. And no, I didn’t choose the accompanying photo. Read it here: http://dmlcentral.net/blog/doug-belshaw/privacy-nsa-and-web-literacies (in other news, you might like prism-break.org and Mozilla’s work around the Web Literacy Standard) Related Posts My iPad Mini apps (October 2013) Moving on from SpiderOak Hive to BTSync Why I’m saying goodbye to Dropbox and hello to SpiderOak Hive On the NSA revelations Doug Belshaw Dr. Doug Belshaw works on education-related stuff for the Mozilla Foundation. Things like the Web Literacy Standard, Open Badges and helping others teach the Web. Biathon Jones One thing that Mozilla could do to help privacy: don’t assume that Android = Google Play (a single provider who is compelled to hand over data to the NSA). E.g. have direct downloads for Fennec as an option on the Mozilla site, don’t push people to Google Play. I know this means that upgrades need to be manual but maybe this is something that Mozilla need to solve too — ensure that upgrade systems are federated, because right now Mozilla (and most app makers, unfortunately) are encouraging users to centralise their data with one company that is vulnerable to the NSA snooping. http://dougbelshaw.com/ Doug Belshaw A very good point. I’ll pass it on. I’ve seen people post the links to the apk in the Play Store listing. Could be a stop-gap.