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California AG Harris urges app developers to respect users' privacy

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The wealth of personal data that mobile apps collect on their users needs to be conspicuously stated to consumers or developers could face legal heat, California attorney general Kamala D. Harris said Wednesday....
California AG Harris urges app developers to respect users' privacy

California Attorney General Uses Twitter To Threaten United Airlines With Possible Legal Action

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Can we just admit that laws requiring privacy policies are a dumb idea? They make almost no sense. No one reads them. And the laws requiring them don't require that you actually keep info private... just that you have one of those privacy policies that no one reads and no...
California Attorney General Uses Twitter To Threaten United Airlines With Possible Legal Action

California AG Kamala Harris on app privacy deal (podcast)

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Larry Magid chats by phone with California Attorney General Kamala Harris shortly after she announces an agreement with major app companies to protect the privacy of consumers. [Read more]...
California AG Kamala Harris on app privacy deal (podcast)

Apple and Other Mobile App Distributors Agree to New Privacy Policy Notification Standards

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The California Attorney General's office today announced that Apple, Google, and other companies running mobile app marketplaces have agreed to implement new standards for notifying users of privacy policies associated with apps offered in their stores. The provisions will require that developers of apps that collect personal information include privacy...
Apple and Other Mobile App Distributors Agree to New Privacy Policy Notification Standards

The State Of Mobile App Privacy Policies

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The Washington, D.C.-based think tank Future of Privacy Forum (“FPF”) released a study this week detailing the current state of mobile app privacy policies as of this past month, June 2012. The report found that many app developers are now responding to the increased pressure from U.S. regulators on this issue,...
The State Of Mobile App Privacy Policies

This New California Mobile Privacy Deal Is Absolutely BRILLIANT (GOOG)

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If you live in California, you're soon going to have a chance to read a privacy policy for every single app you download onto your mobile phone. That's thanks to a "Global Agreement" signed by California Attorney General Kamala Harris and six big companies in the mobile space: Google,...
This New California Mobile Privacy Deal Is Absolutely BRILLIANT (GOOG)

This week's headlines from across Inside Network

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A roundup of all the news Inside Network brought you between Jan. 7 and Jan. 11. Inside Mobile Apps Tracking the convergence of mobile apps, social platforms and virtual goods. Monday, Jan. 7 Guest Post: Presence management, the next discipline for mobile-first organization Nvidia unveils Android-based mobile game system...
This week's headlines from across Inside Network

California's New Mobile App Privacy Guidelines Go Beyond The Law

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"The mobile app industry is growing fast, but it is still in the early stages of development, with practitioners who are not all alert to privacy implications and how to address them. To help educate the industry and promote privacy best practices, the Attorney General's Privacy Enforcement and Protection Unit...
California's New Mobile App Privacy Guidelines Go Beyond The Law

California Looking To Protect You From The Scourge Of Airlines Not Mentioning Privacy Policies You Don't Read

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Back in October, we wrote about how California Attorney General Kamala Harris was threatening United Airlines over Twitter, because their mobile app apparently didn't prominently display the app's privacy policy. California has a silly law that requires privacy policies. Now, Harris has actually sued Delta airlines over the same thing....
California Looking To Protect You From The Scourge Of Airlines Not Mentioning Privacy Policies You Don't Read
HP's Operation 'Kona' Private Eyes Get Three Years Probation

California Attorney General Reaches Deal on App Privacy

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California's attorney general, Kamala D. Harris, said the state had reached an agreement with Amazon.com, Apple, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft and Research in Motion to strengthen privacy protections for smartphone owners who download mobile applications. The agreement will force developers to post conspicuous privacy policies....
California Attorney General Reaches Deal on App Privacy

Why Legislating App Rights Is Harder Than It Seems

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Major regulation is pending that could change the future of the mobile ecosystem and the way mobile apps are made, played and paid for. And it's not all good. The Problem With App Rights Two weeks ago, Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) released the APPS Rights Act, a bill pushing developers...
Why Legislating App Rights Is Harder Than It Seems

iPhone and Android apps now required to have privacy policies

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The makers of the most widely used mobile app stores have agreed to comply with a California law requiring mobile apps that collect personal information to have a privacy policy. California Attorney General Kamala Harris announced the agreement today with Apple and Google, which run the two most popular...
iPhone and Android apps now required to have privacy policies
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Apple signs on to mobile app privacy policy

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The California Attorney General announced on Wednesday that it had reached an agreement with six companies, including Apple, Amazon and Google, to mandate individual privacy policies for apps that collect personal information that will allow users to read policies before downloading an app....
Apple signs on to mobile app privacy policy
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App developers, here are 23 pages of suggestions from CA's new privacy cops

California Attorney General's office releases privacy guidelines for mobile app developers

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The California Attorney General Kamala Harris’ office released today an official set of privacy guidelines for the mobile app developers. The report calls for developers to post a standard privacy policy, use “special notices” to alert users when an app may be using data in a method the user may...
California Attorney General's office releases privacy guidelines for mobile app developers

Apple and five others agree to new privacy policy standards for mobile apps

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California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced today an agreement with Apple and five other tech companies including Google, Amazon, HP, RIM, and Microsoft, that will see all companies implementing new standards for displaying privacy policies for apps that collect personal data.  The press release described the agreement: The agreement...
Apple and five others agree to new privacy policy standards for mobile apps

Google and five others agree to new privacy policy standards for mobile apps

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California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced today an agreement with Google and five other tech companies including Apple, Amazon, HP, RIM, and Microsoft, that will see all companies implementing new standards for displaying privacy policies for apps that collect personal data. This took place multiple state attorneys general sent...
Google and five others agree to new privacy policy standards for mobile apps

Facebook to require privacy policies in mobile apps

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It's one small step for individual autonomy, as the social network brings its app ecosystem into compliance with a user-privacy effort spearheaded by the California attorney general. [Read more]...
Facebook to require privacy policies in mobile apps

California attorney general warns app makers over user privacy

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California Attorney General Kamala Harris said Tuesday that she has asked over 100 mobile app developers to post their privacy policies in a conspicuous place in the next 30 days. In a release, Harris said that this is her office's first step to enforce a California privacy law that requires...
California attorney general warns app makers over user privacy

Path comes to OS X with the completely unofficial app Journey

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Path is one of our favorite daily digest apps because of its beautiful interface and focused take on the social network. Now, you can view it on the Mac courtesy of an open-source project called Journey. The app is limited in its functionality at the moment, and is essentially just...
Path comes to OS X with the completely unofficial app Journey
CA to app devs: get privacy policies or risk $2500-per-download fines

Apple, Google, And Others Agree To Mobile App Privacy Policy Guidelines

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Though Apple, Google, Microsoft, RIM, Amazon, and HP don’t always see eye-to-eye, the six of them have entered into an agreement brokered by California Attorney General Kamala Harris to take a tougher stance on the issue of mobile privacy. Going forward, the six companies involved must provide users with a...
Apple, Google, And Others Agree To Mobile App Privacy Policy Guidelines

California sues Delta for failing to put privacy policy on mobile app

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Delta Airlines is the first target of California regulators, who are enforcing a state law requiring mobile app developers to disclose information about their privacy policies. California attorney general Kamala Harris has sued the airline in San Francisco Superior Courts, saying it is not in compliance with the Online...
California sues Delta for failing to put privacy policy on mobile app

CA Attorney General says Apple has agreed to make apps disclose privacy policy BEFORE download

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Following several weeks of controversy surrounding the way that applications were handling customer data, the California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced that several companies with a stake in the app game have agreed to new privacy protections for users of apps. The agreement signifies a change from the way that the...
CA Attorney General says Apple has agreed to make apps disclose privacy policy BEFORE download

California Attorney General Claims Foreign Companies Using 'Pirated' Software Represent Unfair Competition

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Two years ago, Techdirt wrote about the major report "Media Piracy in Emerging Economies", which explored how media and software piracy in emerging countries is largely a question of economics: people and companies there simply cannot afford Western-style pricing, and resort to alternative sourcing. That hasn't stopped media and...
California Attorney General Claims Foreign Companies Using 'Pirated' Software Represent Unfair Competition

FunnyJunk attorney ropes California Attorney General into The Oatmeal lawsuit

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The updated Monday filing is the latest chapter in an increasingly ridiculous legal case involving an online intellectual property dispute. Neither Carreon, Harris, nor any of the other defendants (except for Ars commenter "Modelista") responded immediately to our request for comment. The move to include California’s top law enforcement officer...
FunnyJunk attorney ropes California Attorney General into The Oatmeal lawsuit

Ari to Googlers: Let's Hug It Out, Geeks!

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Here’s an unusual new role for the legendarily pugnacious Hollywood super-agent Ari Emanuel: Digital peacemaker. After he challenged Google to do a lot better with stopping content piracy in an onstage interview at the D: All Things Digital conference on Wednesday night, the search giant’s top advertising exec called...
Ari to Googlers: Let's Hug It Out, Geeks!
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