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Hipster CEO Also Apologizes For Address Book-Gate, Calls For “Application Privacy Summit [Guest Post]

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The following is a guest post from Hipster CEO Doug Ludlow, following yesterday and today’s revelations that select apps were uploading user’s entire address books to their database. We blew it, we’re sorry, and we’re going to make it right. It’s Hipster’s goal to provide a fun and beautiful service...
Hipster CEO Also Apologizes For Address Book-Gate, Calls For “Application Privacy Summit [Guest Post]

From Google to Facebook, online privacy concerns aren’t going away (infographic)

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Ever since Google announced a new, controversial privacy policy two weeks ago, interest in online privacy has spiked as more people question how Google and other companies are managing your data. Google announced last week that it would change its privacy policy by combining 60 policies into one, with the...
From Google to Facebook, online privacy concerns aren’t going away (infographic)

Is Now the Time to Launch Your Social Startup?

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Fourth in a five-part series. Right now you can use a service like Ning or GROU.PS to create your own social network. You can develop and launch a customized platform for little money. In short, you can be the next Mark Zuckerberg. Or maybe not. "Whether or not a 'social media bubble' becomes...
Is Now the Time to Launch Your Social Startup?

Google begins linking Google+ with Orkut. Is this the beginning of the end for Orkut?

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Google’s first social network Orkut will now let its users link their profiles to Google+, the company announced today on Orkut’s official blog. In practical terms, Orkut users will be able to automatically share their public posts on both networks at the same time. While it sounds convenient, they may want...
Google begins linking Google+ with Orkut. Is this the beginning of the end for Orkut?

Congressmen ask devs of 34 iOS apps about user privacy

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In the wake of the Path address book fiasco, Congressmen Henry Waxman (D-CA) and G.K. Butterfield (D-NC) have followed up their initial query to Apple about privacy issues by contacting the people and companies behind 34 iOS apps. The list includes Tim Cook (again), concerning Apple's own Find My...
Congressmen ask devs of 34 iOS apps about user privacy

What iOS apps are grabbing your data, why they do it and what should be done

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Early last week the personal diary app Path became the fulcrum of a massive discussion about how cavalier mobile apps are getting with harvesting your, presumably, personal information. Path was found by a developer to send the entire contents of its users Address Books, where, it was uncovered, it was...
What iOS apps are grabbing your data, why they do it and what should be done

What You Need to Know About CISPA

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Battle lines are being drawn over the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2011 (CISPA). It's a bill that would make it easier for private companies and the U.S. government to share user information concerning possible cyber threats. Microsoft, Facebook and a host of other technology companies are supporting...
What You Need to Know About CISPA

Irish Record Labels Win, Court Reinstates “3 Strikes” For File-Sharing

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Following a 2009 agreement between the labels of the Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA) and Eircom, customers of the Irish ISP would find themselves warned should their file-sharing activities be tracked by rightsholders. The so-called “graduated response” process would complete after a customer had received three warnings – at this...
Irish Record Labels Win, Court Reinstates “3 Strikes” For File-Sharing

Google Privacy Issues Let Microsoft Tout IE9's Safeguards

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Concerns about Google's revamped privacy policies give Microsoft an opening to promote the tracking protection built into Internet Explorer....
Google Privacy Issues Let Microsoft Tout IE9's Safeguards

Here are five alternatives to the now Facebook-owned Instagram

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Now that the news of Facebook buying up Instagram has made its way around the Internet, you may be looking for an alternative to the uber-popular photo sharing app. With all of Facebook’s privacy issues, some mobile photographers may shy away from using an app owned by the social...
Here are five alternatives to the now Facebook-owned Instagram

Facebook's $100bn privacy dilemma

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If it doesn't tread carefully, the social network will face pressures from the public and legislators that could damage its IPOWould you buy Facebook shares? A few weeks ahead of its mammoth IPO, millions of people probably dream of getting a slice of it. Spreadsheet jockeys have done their job...
Facebook's $100bn privacy dilemma

Did Google Just Disable Privacy-Friendly Scroogle?

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(scroogle.org) Not long ago, Google changed its privacy policy to give itself more liberties with user data. Every time a major Internet company gets media attention for privacy issues, search volume goes way up on Scroogle, a little independent, nonprofit search engine. Scroogle scrapes its search results from Google, but...
Did Google Just Disable Privacy-Friendly Scroogle?
Google responds to Microsoft over privacy issues, calls IE's cookie policy 'widely non-operational'
Facebook’s new strategy for boosting user growth? Facebook for kids.

From Gmail to FastMail: Moving Away from Google

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One of my New Year's Resolutions for 2012 is to move away from depending on Google services for my business. Last year's Gmail redesign, and the pseudonym battles have convinced me that Google is not quite the right home for services I depend on professionally. The first service to go...
From Gmail to FastMail: Moving Away from Google

Ofcom to investigate Sky News over 'canoe man' email hacking

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Media regulator Ofcom to investigate whether Sky News broke broadcasting rules in using hacked emails for John Darwin storyOfcom is to launch an investigation into a Sky News journalist's hacking of emails belonging to John Darwin, the "canoe man" accused of faking his won death.The media regulator said that it...
Ofcom to investigate Sky News over 'canoe man' email hacking

US senator calls for FTC investigation of Apple, Google over privacy loopholes

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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer has issued a call for the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Apple and Google over potential privacy issues arising from loopholes in their respective mobile operating systems....
US senator calls for FTC investigation of Apple, Google over privacy loopholes

Facebook Users Don't Trust Site on Privacy Issues

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More than half of those surveyed said they had little to no trust that Facebook would keep their information private, and a majority said they wouldn't feel safe purchasing goods through the site....
Facebook Users Don't Trust Site on Privacy Issues

#facegram: Users React to Facebook’s $1 Billion Instagram Deal

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We asked Instagram users how Facebook’s $1 billion deal to acquire the popular photo-sharing app Instagram would affect them. Nearly 100 users responded to our post directly on Instagram, reacting to the deal with immediate concern. While some congratulated the Instagram team, many gave the news a thumbs down. “The...
#facegram: Users React to Facebook’s $1 Billion Instagram Deal

Deep Dive Into Ad Network Behavior on Android

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Ever wonder where tech reporters get all their fancy data? For instance, how do we know that 52% of mobile app sessions were for games in the first couple of months or 2012 or that the use of native apps versus the mobile Web is tied? The truth is that...
Deep Dive Into Ad Network Behavior on Android

iOS Photo and Video Privacy Issues Highlighted with New Test Application

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Earlier this month, privacy issues related to the uploading of users' address books to developers' servers were cast into the limelight as Congress requested details from Apple on how private information is handled and protected. While Apple quickly responded to note that it would be addressing the issue by requiring...
iOS Photo and Video Privacy Issues Highlighted with New Test Application

LinkedIn Passwords Leaked... Congress Immediately Wants To 'Do Something!'

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As you hopefully have heard already, a ton of Linkedin passwords were leaked online. They were leaked in encrypted forms -- and without associated usernames -- leading some to suggest there was no real threat for users, unless someone also had the full list of usernames as well. However, that...
LinkedIn Passwords Leaked... Congress Immediately Wants To 'Do Something!'

How to Get Yourself Noticed on Twitter ... by Homeland Security

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According to a document released by the Department of Homeland Security and posted to Scribd by Huffington Post reporter Andrea Stone, words and phrases ranging from "nuclear" to "ice" are used as search terms by DHS to detect potentially dangerous incidents, such as acts of terrorism, extreme weather, traffic accidents,...
How to Get Yourself Noticed on Twitter ... by Homeland Security

EU trade committee to vote this week on ACTA

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Despite the fact that ACTA was seemingly on its deathbed just last month, the European Union’s International Trade Committee (INTA) is now set to meet this Thursday, June 21 in Brussels to give its recommendation to the European Parliament as a whole. This vote is the most significant in the run-up to...
EU trade committee to vote this week on ACTA

Microsoft speaks on privacy following ‘NUad’ concerns

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Sometimes the coolest new tech comes with the largest potential risks. Such was the case with the much ballyhooed Kinect ‘NUads’ that hit the wires this week. The idea is neat: use the Kinect to allow people to interact with advertisements, either with their voice, or with their bodies. However,...
Microsoft speaks on privacy following ‘NUad’ concerns
Hipster Explains: Not All Data Transfers Are Created Equally
What Did You Just Agree To When You Downloaded That App?

Microsoft Slowly Backing Away From CISPA Support; Worries About Privacy Issues

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One of the key points that backers of CISPA had made throughout the debate on the bill was that it had the support of the "tech industry" -- with Facebook and Microsoft being the key supporters of the bill. Of course, a few weeks ago, Facebook re-pledged its support for...
Microsoft Slowly Backing Away From CISPA Support; Worries About Privacy Issues

Path Launches 2.1 Update: Music Match, Nike+ Support, And An API You Can’t Use Yet

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Eager to put their privacy issues behind them, Path CEO Dave Morin has just pulled back the curtains on their new Path 2.1 update at an event in San Francisco, and it’s already shaping up to be a doozy. Morin notes that photographs make up the lion’s share of 100...
Path Launches 2.1 Update: Music Match, Nike+ Support, And An API You Can’t Use Yet
Oh joy, Facebook is giving you more access to your own data
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