Yesterday, Google announced the arrival of +1, a tool that adds an element of social networking to the company's search engine. If you think it bears any similarity to Facebook's "Like" button, you are not alone.
The agency says users on public Wi-Fi hotspots should "only log in to sites that are fully encrypted." Encrypted sites have an https at the beginning of their address and typically have a lock in the lower right corner of the browser.
Concern for children has been an issue since the popularization of Internet use in the mid-1990s. But while children of the digital revolution they are, natives of culture driven by the digital they are not.
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.
While the US lacks a comprehensive across-the-board privacy law like that in the EU and Israel, our framework of shared lawmaking authority and targeted enforcement has led to better privacy protection than ever.
In a just-released report on social networks, Consumer Reports found that posting personal information on networks like Facebook, the largest social network, can threaten you and your family in a variety of ways.