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Google, Wi-Fi snooping and the ever-shifting “creepy” line

gigaom.com
Google’s snooping of wireless networks via its Streetview cars — behavior that triggered an FCC investigation as well as multiple lawsuits — is back in the news, with a report on Tuesday from the New York Times that identifies the engineer behind the project. But while there has been...
Google, Wi-Fi snooping and the ever-shifting “creepy” line
Scroogle May Have Been a Victim of Hackers, Not Google

How Does Compete Get Its Web Traffic Data? At Least One Way Sounds Very Sketchy.

techcrunch.com
A month ago, Jason Calacanis went on a rant about why everyone should boycott comScore. He felt they were using sketchy tactics to bully people into their pay-to-play model for measuring web analytics. He also noted that their free competitors like Quantcast, Google, and Compete would soon eat their lunch....
How Does Compete Get Its Web Traffic Data? At Least One Way Sounds Very Sketchy.

Mobile Users Need Bill of Rights, Privacy Advocate Says

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The question is if the idea is embraced, how do you enforce the principles against those who would violate them?...
Mobile Users Need Bill of Rights, Privacy Advocate Says

Okay, Guess It’s Time for Us to Learn What CISPA Is

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(icanhascheezburger.com) First SOPA, then ACTA, now CISPA—will the barrage of acronyms attacking the Internet never relent? Even the Obama Administration has condemned a bill that will hit the House of Representatives for debate on Thursday this week: the ominously-named Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or the even ominous-er CISPA. The act is...
Okay, Guess It’s Time for Us to Learn What CISPA Is

The Free Internet Will Be Just Fine With Do Not Track. Here's Why.

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Editor’s note: Sarah A. Downey is an attorney, privacy advocate,and writer. She joined Abine, an online privacy startup, in 2010 after receiving her J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law, where she received a certification in intellectual property and was a Pudlin First Amendment scholar. Keep up with her on...
The Free Internet Will Be Just Fine With Do Not Track. Here's Why.

This Is MySpace’s Moment To Shine, But That Obviously Isn’t Going To Happen

techcrunch.com
I’ve said my peace on the Facebook Privacy Fiasco of May 2010 (tune in next month for the Facebook Privacy Fiasco of June 2010 featuring many of the same characters and all of the vitriol of previous fiasco editions). If you’re not aware of the specifics of this months outrage,...
This Is MySpace’s Moment To Shine, But That Obviously Isn’t Going To Happen

Google Glass: the case for the prosecution & the defence (Video)

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When you stage a debate on Google Glass between a self-described technology evangelist and a man who believes that current technology trends are debasing culture, things are likely to get interesting … especially when the discussion begins with the question of the etiquette of wearing the gadget at a urinal....
Google Glass: the case for the prosecution & the defence (Video)

FTC taps privacy advocate Paul Ohm as adviser

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The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has hired Paul Ohm, a privacy advocate and critic of current online privacy practices, as a senior privacy adviser for consumer protection and competition issues affecting the Internet and mobile services....
FTC taps privacy advocate Paul Ohm as adviser

PGP Creator Phil Zimmerman Has A New Venture Called Silent Circle

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It’s been a long time since anyone thought seriously about the encryption debate that hang over the discussion around privacy rights in the 1990s. It’s also been a long time since Phil Zimmerman, the creator of the Pretty Good Privacy software that so many people adopted to encrypt their email,...
PGP Creator Phil Zimmerman Has A New Venture Called Silent Circle

Privacy group files complaint against kids' mobile game maker

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The popular mobile children's game Mobbles collects personal information from children without providing notice to parents or attempting to get parental consent, in violation of U.S. law, a privacy group said in a complaint to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. The virtual pet game also encourages children to "wander...
Privacy group files complaint against kids' mobile game maker

FTC Appoints Privacy Advocate as Adviser

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The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has hired Paul Ohm, a privacy advocate and critic of current online privacy practices, as a senior privacy adviser for consumer......
FTC Appoints Privacy Advocate as Adviser

Facebook Using Data, Tools To Bring Online And Offline Consumer Marketing Together

marketingland.com
If you’re a privacy advocate you might find it creepy or worrisome. But if you’re a marketer you might be thrilled by the moves that Facebook is making to bring the online and offline worlds together. AdAge highlights a number of initiatives that Facebook has undertaken to both show the......
Facebook Using Data, Tools To Bring Online And Offline Consumer Marketing Together

Boot up: Google's card nixed, Samsung's ITV exclusive, space station Linux and more

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Plus DRAM prices rise, learn vim by adventure, more on app pricing, the US cyberwar strategy, why mobile web is slow, and moreA burst of 10 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamPrivacy advocate Jonathan Mayer has had it with 'Do Not Track' >> Ad...
Boot up: Google's card nixed, Samsung's ITV exclusive, space station Linux and more
Facebook's facial recognition gets probe from Norwegian officials
Al Franken asks Department of Justice for answers on phone GPS tracking

British Airways Will Stalk You On The Internet To Deliver Better Customer Service (GOOG)

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British Airways' new customer service program, Know Me, will have employees searching the internet for customer pictures, reports The Verge. As British Airways puts it, the "most recent advancement of the system enables the British Airways team to search Google images for a photo of specific customers, so they can recognize...
British Airways Will Stalk You On The Internet To Deliver Better Customer Service (GOOG)

Google Wallet update upsets privacy advocate

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Interface changes to the Google Wallet Merchant Center stir privacy violation complaints, but Google insists it's done nothing wrong. [Read more]...
Google Wallet update upsets privacy advocate
Mozilla's New Social API Lets You Bring Facebook Along Wherever You Surf The Web
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?