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Appeals court OKs Facebook Beacon $9.5M settlement

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The legal fight over Facebook Beacon's privacy issues may finally come to an end as the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals approves the settlement. [Read more]...
Appeals court OKs Facebook Beacon $9.5M settlement

Chain-Link Confidentiality: A HIPAA-Like Approach To Online Privacy

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As we put more of our private information online and entrust it to web services, privacy breaches become almost inevitable. One major problem with online privacy is that there is really no enforceable chain of confidentiality. So when a third-party service makes your information available to another party, things can...
Chain-Link Confidentiality: A HIPAA-Like Approach To Online Privacy

Lawmakers Ask Apple App Makers About Privacy

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Two members of Congress are pushing ahead with an investigation into privacy issues in Apple's App Store. After contacting Apple earlier this month with questions about app privacy, the lawmakers have now sent letters to 34 app developers requesting information about their data-collection techniques....
Lawmakers Ask Apple App Makers About Privacy

Path's New Search Engine Is Actually A Social Time Machine

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"One thing we've heard a lot from our users is that they'd really like to relive their old moments," says Nate Johnson, Path's VP of marketing. "That need for nostalgia--it's an innate human trait." This week, Facebook's mobile photo-sharing network Instagram experienced a massive public fallout due to its...
Path's New Search Engine Is Actually A Social Time Machine

Privacy issues? Google engineers leaving Facebook in droves

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Well I bet they didn’t quite expect that. In the wake of Facebook’s F8 conference this week, where it apparently bid to become the new Sheriff of the Internet, Facebook’s plans to effectively put ’social’ into the very structure of the Web has a few people a little concerned. The...
Privacy issues? Google engineers leaving Facebook in droves

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

Memo to would-be journalists - get your drone pilot's licence

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I know it's fashionable for publishers to cut back on staffing so I wonder what they think of this initiative: drone journalism.The film above shows how a drone - more properly called an "unmanned aerial vehicle" - was used to cover this year's record drought in the US state of...
Memo to would-be journalists - get your drone pilot's licence
Smize! Majority of New Yorkers Support More Surveillance Cameras

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

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
Facebook, Google ramp up federal lobbying efforts in Q2 2012

F.T.C. Finds Privacy Problems With Apps for Children

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The Federal Trade Commission issued a report saying that makers of mobile applications aimed at children are not clear about their handling of privacy issues and the data their apps collect. It placed much of the blame on Google and Apple for the way they manage their app stores....
F.T.C. Finds Privacy Problems With Apps for Children

Facebook: two thirds of users log off for weeks at a time

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Reasons for taking a break include 'excessive gossip or drama from friends' and considering it a 'waste of time', survey findsTwo thirds of Facebook users have taken a voluntary break from the site for several weeks or more, citing reasons ranging from "excessive gossip or drama from their friends" to...
Facebook: two thirds of users log off for weeks at a time
Privacy groups fight Facebook's spam-friendly policy proposal

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

Everyone is focused on Facebooks privacy concerns/issues right...

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Everyone is focused on Facebooks privacy concerns/issues right now…..I’m not Thoughts?...
Everyone is focused on Facebooks privacy concerns/issues right...

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 Latitude + Google Location History = very cool and kinda scary

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Filed under: Internet, web 2.0 Google has just launched a new service -- Location History -- that keeps track of your movements. Before you get your panties and/or beard in a twist, you can delete your location history at any time. It's private, too: neither your friends or the public...
Google Latitude + Google Location History = very cool and kinda scary

Facebook CEO: “we’ve made a bunch of mistakes.” Changes coming this week.

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In a surprising turn of events Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has responded personally to the recent privacy complaints. Facebook has been through an intense week of criticism and debate over its privacy issues and recent move to make everyones Facebok info public unless they choose to flick them back again...
Facebook CEO: “we’ve made a bunch of mistakes.” Changes coming this week.
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DuckDuckGo's New Video Targets Google's "Filter Bubble" Of Personalized Results

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DuckDuckGo’s ongoing mission to challenge Google (and other search engines, but mainly Google) on privacy issues has taken another turn with the recent launch of a video that accuses Google of putting searchers in a “bubble” of personalized results. The video hits on a few of... Please visit Search Engine...
DuckDuckGo's New Video Targets Google's "Filter Bubble" Of Personalized Results

For Privacy Issues, When do Social Networks Know Best?

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Online networking privacy is a huge concern right now, especially for Facebook and Google. Both companies have been facing a good amount of backlash for some of their recent product launches, including the new Facebook and Google Buzz. With all the ado about privacy concerns, both Facebook and Google are...
For Privacy Issues, When do Social Networks Know Best?

VIDEO: Here's what customers think of a Seattle bar banning Google Glasses

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An otherwise quiet Sunday morning outside Seattle’s 5 Point Cafe, unlikely epicenter of a debate over high-tech privacy. If you haven’t heard yet, Seattle’s 5 Point Cafe is one of the first establishments to declare a ban on Google Glasses to prevent its patrons from being recorded by the high-tech glasses (but also as...
VIDEO: Here's what customers think of a Seattle bar banning Google Glasses

Some Thoughts on Location Based Services Like Gowalla and FourSquare

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I was recently on a panel at the South by South West interactive conference (SXSW) where we discussed multiple applications of the real-time Web and the things that might prevent us from seeing its true potential. I’ve found it interesting that the key take away from the panel is...
Some Thoughts on Location Based Services Like Gowalla and FourSquare

Street View is coming to Indonesia, as Google partners with the country's tourism ministry

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Google has announced that it is bringing Street View to Indonesia in what will be its biggest project in Asia to date. The company has readied a fleet of distinctive Street View cars, which will drive across the country snapping and documenting roads in order to build the feature into...
Street View is coming to Indonesia, as Google partners with the country's tourism ministry

Friday Poll: Will the Privacy Bill of Rights matter?

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Obama's Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights is designed to address online privacy issues, but wary Web users aren't sure if it will have a real impact. [Read more]...
Friday Poll: Will the Privacy Bill of Rights matter?

Facebook's Facial Recognition Draws US Senate Scrutiny

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Privacy issues arise regarding Facebook's tag suggestions feature, as senators ask what the social network does with the collected data....
Facebook's Facial Recognition Draws US Senate Scrutiny
Hipster Explains: Not All Data Transfers Are Created Equally

Google Buzz Has Completely Changed the Game: Here’s How

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The Social Analyst is a weekly column by Mashable Co-Editor Ben Parr, where he digs into social media trends and how they are affecting companies in the space.Google may have finally figured out social media, even if there have been some major slip-ups in the way. The implications of that...
Google Buzz Has Completely Changed the Game: Here’s How

Mark Zuckerberg Wins Approval For His First-Ever Patent Application - From 6 Years Ago

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In the last few months, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took his company public, got married and scored a nearly $6 million home loan at just over 1%. What could possibly top all that? How about approval of his very first patent request from way back in 2006 - covering privacy...
Mark Zuckerberg Wins Approval For His First-Ever Patent Application - From 6 Years Ago
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