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Kerry, McCain, and Your Online Privacy

Ioana Rusu | Posted 06.13.2011 | Technology
Ioana Rusu

In their comprehensive online privacy bill, Senators Kerry and McCain have laid out a plan that could give consumers a clear way to opt out of having their information shared indiscriminately with advertisers or other businesses.

Part Three: Who Owns the Digital You?

Tim Chambers | Posted 06.08.2011 | Technology
Tim Chambers

Let this be our simple demand: Taking control of our own online identities should never require more than a few mouse-clicks.

Are Do Not Track Browser Options and Industry Self Regulation Programs Compatible?

Jules Polonetsky | Posted 06.07.2011 | Technology
Jules Polonetsky

Whether or not you support Do Not Track legislation, the success of the industry self-regulation program is vital. What credibility will any industry effort in this area have if one that has received so much focus doesn't succeed?

Google CEO for Commerce Secretary? A Bad Idea

Jamie Court | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics
Jamie Court

Why would the guy who created all of our online privacy problems be a good choice to head the federal agency responsible for developing and executing the Obama administration's online privacy policies?

New Law Requires Sites To Have 'Explicit Consent' Before Tracking

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Europe is cracking down on websites that monitor visitors' browsing activities. Starting May 25, a controversial new European law will require site...

Will Google Maps New Street View Tricycles Take Pictures of Our Kids' Playground?

Jamie Court | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jamie Court

Google Maps isn't publishing a newspaper, where photos of people in public places are allowed. It is taking pictures of people against their will to make more money from it's contextual advertising.

Our Revolution

Jamie Court | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamie Court

If there is a nonpartisan street revolt brewing in America today it is against the staggering health insurance premium increases that insurance companies are foisting on Americans.

Firefox To Offer Do-Not-Track Tool--With One Catch

Newser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Mozilla announced its Web browser will be the first to answer the FTC's call for a do-not-track system, the Wall Street Journal reports. Just one prob...

2011 Privacy Ins and Outs

Christopher Wolf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Christopher Wolf

To kickoff the New Year, the Future of Privacy Forum has released their first annual list of privacy ins and outs for 2011.

Web Privacy: Consumers Have More Control Than They Think

David Gorodyansky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
David Gorodyansky

Instead of waiting for federal regulators to safeguard their online privacy, millions of Americans are now beginning to take matters into their own hands.

Bianca Bosker

FTC Chairman On The Cyber-Stalkers Violating Our Privacy | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Federal Trade Commission chairman Jon Leibowitz is not happy with the Web's current state of affairs. "Although there are some good actors in this ar...

Do We Need a "'Do Not Track" Tool and Will It Help?

Larry Magid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Larry Magid

As a partial remedy for online tracking, the Federal Trade Commission is proposing a "Do Not Track" tool that would enable consumers to tell marketers not to track them as they surf the Net.

Why You Should Opt-Out of the Internet Do Not Track Bill

Brett Greene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Brett Greene

Common wisdom tells us that people hate advertising. Is this true, or is this is a myth? People don't hate advertising; they hate advertising for stuff they don't want.

FTC Privacy Report Recommends 'Do Not Track' Option For Online Consumers

NPR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The Federal Trade Commission issued a report on consumer privacy today that, among other things, suggests the creation of a "Do Not Track" system for ...

Will We Get a "Do Not Track Me" List for Our Personal Information Online?

Jamie Court | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jamie Court

The question of whether the government can compel online companies -- that advertise based on the information they collect -- to give us the "do not track me" option is apparently one for Congress to decide.