TRUSTe did a bang up job establishing themselves as the must have credential that sites paid them well for. You offer eye candy and a pretty little logo to provide a sense of security. Truth in advertising however, requires more than stamps. It demands in this case, annual inspections and that is what TRUSTe promised.
I'm an online privacy advocate. I do dozens of radio interviews every month on the subject. I attend and speak at symposiums such as the GMIC SV Conference last week. I am also CEO of Sgrouples Inc., which recently launched the world's private communication network, MeWe.
Word leaked out on Friday in Brussels that The European Parliament is going to call for the break-up of Google. That must be a tough pill to swallow for Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt.
If ALEC were an honest broker, it would recommend market-based solutions, like the Republican-inspired, acid rain cap-and-trade program championed by President George H.W. Bush. But that's not likely going to happen, because doing so would alienate its fossil fuel industry and trade association members.
Google has it all, which is way too much. Actually, it's downright frightening just how much. Do we want to live in a society where everything we do, 24/7, is monitored by corporations like Google?
The "Chlorhuhn" chicken symbolizes the fears triggered by a proposed free trade agreement. The fear is that foreign products will push out local goods, and that health standards will drop. We are also having an argument about the way the major Internet companies mine and use data -- with the danger that they will turn us into transparent human beings. But one thing we do agree on is that unrestricted monitoring of communications by secret services can destroy the Internet as a space of liberty. Google's Eric Schmidt rightly described this practice as "outrageous."
When Eric Schmidt recently called out ALEC for "literally lying" about climate change and his company announced it would not renew its ALEC membership, it was just one of the conservative business lobby group's latest -- and loudest -- setbacks.
When I wrote five years ago that the San Jose Mercury News was in trouble, I had no idea what trouble was. The peril for the paper of Silicon Valley has certainly intensified since then.
The privacy revolution is here!
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In the grand scheme of things, a public tiff between Apple and Google emphasizes how important online privacy has become in the eyes of industry titans and the masses their products cater to.
Bravo to Schmidt for withdrawing Google's membership over ALEC's climate denialist agenda.
Despite their conflicting views on various issues, Julian Assange and Eric Schmidt share a blind adoration of technology and the belief that technological solutions will cure society of its ills and woes, of rampant inequality in different contexts and the brutal denial of various rights.
We Cuban users, fortunately, had not expected the American company to be allowed to access the program from a national Internet Provider.
It's time for governments, cancer organizations, and the cancer industry to devote their resources primarily to immunotherapy and give it urgent priority.
Have you ever tried to explain Google to someone who doesn't know what it is?