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Facebook fights to seal financial info in privacy payout case

Privacy groups hail Google, FTC settlement over Apple Safari tracking

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Privacy advocates today welcomed news of a possible Google proposal to settle Federal Trade Commission charges related to its surreptitious tracking of Apple Safari users....
Privacy groups hail Google, FTC settlement over Apple Safari tracking

Groups criticize FBI plan to require Internet backdoors for wiretaps

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Privacy groups are denouncing a federal government move to force Internet companies like Facebook and Google to build backdoors that would let the FBI and other agencies snoop in on real time online communications....
Groups criticize FBI plan to require Internet backdoors for wiretaps

Privacy groups, online firms gird for battle over California online data-disclosure bill

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Internet companies and privacy advocates appear headed for a fight over a proposal to broaden California's so-called Shine the Light Law, which requires online companies to disclose to consumers how their personal information is used....
Privacy groups, online firms gird for battle over California online data-disclosure bill

Privacy groups, lawmakers rip into NSA surveillance

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Privacy groups and some lawmakers are in an uproar after news reports this week that the U.S. National Security Agency is conducting broad surveillance of the nation's residents. British newspaper the Guardian reported Thursday that the NSA, with authorization from the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, has been collecting...
Privacy groups, lawmakers rip into NSA surveillance

CISPA will return in 2013: Rep. Ruppersberger working with White House to prepare bill for reintroduction

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In conversation with The Hill, Representative Charles Ruppersberger stated that he intends to re-introduce the controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act in 2013. The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, known to most as simply ‘CISPA,’ was a lighting rod bill in the House last year, leading to a contentious vote in...
CISPA will return in 2013: Rep. Ruppersberger working with White House to prepare bill for reintroduction
Senate immigration reform bill would create a national biometric database for adult Americans

Facebook wins Germany lawsuit on naming policy #thecircuit

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Facebook wins lawsuit in Germany: Facebook has won a lawsuit in Germany, affirming its right to require its users to register for accounts with their real names. A court in Germany rejected an appeal from privacy groups who argued that Facebook's policy violated privacy rules that protect online free...
Facebook wins Germany lawsuit on naming policy #thecircuit

Analysis: Some Facebook Privacy Issues Are Real, Some Are Not

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Facebook has consistently pushed its users to make more personal information public over the last several years. It believes doing so will allow it to offer better products to users, and the marketers and developers who want to reach them. But some users, privacy groups and politicians have matched its...
Analysis: Some Facebook Privacy Issues Are Real, Some Are Not

Hardly surprising: Privacy groups give amended cybersecurity bill a thumbs down

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Yesterday TNW brought you the news that the Secure IT Act, one of the leading cybersecurity bills in the US Senate, had been revamped to, in theory, address the concerns of privacy advocates and consumer groups. TNW was skeptical that the changes would settle those issues. Essentially, the changes to...
Hardly surprising: Privacy groups give amended cybersecurity bill a thumbs down

Study: Like it or not, behavioral ad targeting works

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They're controversial among regulators and privacy groups, but ads targeted to Web users' habits are notably more effective than those that aren't, a new study finds....
Study: Like it or not, behavioral ad targeting works

CISPA’s fate may be determined today as its amendments are weighed

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If you have followed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) at all, today is likely going to be an important day. Now, claw your eyes away from the livestream of the TNW Conference, here’s what we are expecting at the moment: the amendment dance for CISPA should come to a...
CISPA’s fate may be determined today as its amendments are weighed

California lawmaker introduces 'Right to Know Act' to give citizens access to their data

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California Assembly Member Bonnie Lowenthal has introduced the “Right to Know Act 2013,” which would force businesses to tell consumers what personal data they have and where it is being shared. The bill follows lobbying efforts from privacy groups the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the American Civil Liberties Union...
California lawmaker introduces 'Right to Know Act' to give citizens access to their data

Privacy groups question NTIA's focus on mobile privacy transparency

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The U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration's first step toward developing a consensus on mobile privacy standards may be the wrong step, privacy advocates said....
Privacy groups question NTIA's focus on mobile privacy transparency

Following abortive amendment process, House Dems ding CISPA's committee passage

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A group of four House Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee filed a rider to the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) expressing their disappointment at the lack of inclusion of several privacy related amendments that could have allayed concerns regarding the bill’s potential impact of private citizens. CISPA passed its committee on...
Following abortive amendment process, House Dems ding CISPA's committee passage

FTC: Companies should limit facial recognition in some cases

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Web companies using facial recognition technology should avoid identifying anonymous images of consumers to someone who could not otherwise identify them, unless the companies have the consumers' consent, a U.S. Federal Trade Commission report said. Companies using facial recognition software should also obtain consumer consent before using images or...
FTC: Companies should limit facial recognition in some cases

Can Commercial VPNs Really Protect Your Privacy?

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Nick Pearson is the founder of IVPN - a privacy-focused VPN service, and Electronic Frontier Foundation member. As Techdirt readers are no-doubt well aware, online surveillance laws are undergoing a major revamp across the western world. From Australia to the UK, law enforcement agencies are taking the opportunity to gain...
Can Commercial VPNs Really Protect Your Privacy?

Congress asked to require logs of Americans' text messages

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Silicon Valley firms and privacy groups had hoped to convince Congress to update a 1986-era electronic privacy law. But if a law enforcement idea scheduled to be presented today gets attached, support for the popular proposal would erode. [Read more]...
Congress asked to require logs of Americans' text messages

Verizon Wireless draws fire for monitoring customers' app usage, Web browsing habits

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"We're able to view just everything," Verizon Wireless manager boasts. Privacy groups say plan--including linking databases showing whether customers own pets--may violate wiretap law. [Read more]...
Verizon Wireless draws fire for monitoring customers' app usage, Web browsing habits

No Surprise: Congress, Consumer & Privacy Groups Want Google To Explain Safari Privacy Snafu

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From the you-could-see-it-coming-a-mile-away department: U.S. lawmakers, privacy watchdogs and consumer protection groups want Google to explain why it’s been bypassing user privacy settings on Apple’s Safari web browser. The story surfaced late last night in the Wall Street Journal,... Please visit Marketing Land for the full article....
No Surprise: Congress, Consumer & Privacy Groups Want Google To Explain Safari Privacy Snafu

Groups say FISA law needs more oversight -- now

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The specter that Congress will reauthorize the controversial FISA Amendments Act of 2008 without any changes to its sweeping spying provisions is evoking cries of alarm from advocacy and privacy groups....
Groups say FISA law needs more oversight -- now

Tech think tank's website rejects browser do-not-track requests

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The website for the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) now tells visitors it will not honor their browsers' do-not-track requests as a form of protest against the technology pushed by privacy groups and parts of the U.S. government....
Tech think tank's website rejects browser do-not-track requests

You're Going To Start Getting A Lot More Facebook Spam, Say Privacy Groups (FB)

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Two privacy advocacy groups urged Facebook Inc on Monday to withdraw proposed changes to its terms of service that would allow the company to share user data with recently acquired photo-application Instagram, eliminate a user voting system and loosen email restrictions within the social network. The...
You're Going To Start Getting A Lot More Facebook Spam, Say Privacy Groups (FB)
Why we don’t need the government to protect us from online tracking

Privacy groups launch protest against CISPA bill

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Several groups Monday launched a week of protests against a controversial proposed cybersecurity bill they claim would eviscerate online privacy rights....
Privacy groups launch protest against CISPA bill

Privacy Groups Want Feds To Investigate Targeted Ads

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ciscoguy01 tips news that three privacy groups are asking the US Federal Trade Commission to investigate whether ad networks are "unfairly tracking Americans and profiting from their data." According to Wired, "Companies named in the complaint (PDF) include Google, Yahoo, PubMatic, TARGUSinfo, MediaMath, eXelate, Rubicon Project, AppNexus and Rocket Fuel....
Privacy Groups Want Feds To Investigate Targeted Ads
Facebook Now Gives You Privacy Control Over Each Of Your Old Profile Photos
Why is Silicon Valley silent on CISPA?
Truth check: Rep. Rogers' claims that no U.S. companies oppose CISPA is false
The Creepiest Google Glass Feature Has Been Banned: Np Facial Recognition Apps Allowed
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