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Bianca Bosker

Officials Push For Action In 'Online Privacy War'

HuffingtonPost.com | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Top senators and members of the Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday criticized the current state of Internet privacy regulations and pushed for legi...

The Case for Antitrust Action Against Google

Nathan Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Nathan Newman

Why not force Google to act more competitively? Antitrust restrictions will likely make Google products better and allow new competing products a better chance to reach consumers -- plain and simple.

Caution: What NOT To Post On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 02.13.2014 | Technology

Think before you tweet. Twitter is a powerful communication tool used by the likes of protesters, journalists, astronauts and public officials. But...

Privacy, Inc.: Scare and Sell

Jeff Jarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jeff Jarvis

At a privacy conference, one vendor said 500 million people were on Facebook. Then he paused and said, "Scary." In the discussion of the social web in this industry, all you have to do is say people are using these mysterious tools, and the fear is assumed.

Digital Parenting In The 21st Century

Dave Taylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dave Taylor

It's our job as parents to keep them safe and to protect them when they do get into dangerous situations; whether it's that cruel gossip queen in their class or that wave of unknown kids they've just friended on Facebook.

Fretting Over Internet Privacy? Relax, You Don't Have to Opt-In to Big Brother.

Val Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Val Brown

Ah, privacy. Is it a relic of the 20th century? Today's society seems rather conflicted on the topic. In the afternoon, we rail at marketers and the l...

What Comes First, Innovation or the Consumer?

Katherine Warman Kern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Katherine Warman Kern

Instead of advocating endorsing current practices through regulation and policy, the government should "disrupt ambiguity" with policies which encourage innovation that improves consumer trust.

Some Online Tracking Firms To Offer Opt-Out, Reveal What They Know

Wall Street Journal | By EMILY STEEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Seeking to head off escalating scrutiny over Internet privacy, a group of online tracking rivals are building a service that lets consumers see what i...

Facebook Confuses "Security" and "Privacy"

Human Rights First | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Human Rights First

By Meg Roggensack, Senior Advisor, Business and Human Rights Program Organizers of mass protests against repressive governments in Tunisia and Egypt ...

Macrowikinomics: Privacy in the Age of Facebook

Don Tapscott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Don Tapscott

In the online world we now face a new unexpected threat -- ourselves. Call it Baby Brother. With the meteoric rise of social media, we are increasingly willing accomplices in undermining our own privacy rights.

White House Reveals Internet Privacy Committee

InformationWeek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The White House council on technology has formed a new subcommittee to develop principles that will attempt to balance the Internet's economic opportu...

Your Apps Are Watching You

The Wall Street Journal | By SCOTT THURM and YUKARI IWATANI KANE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Few devices know more personal details about people than the smartphones in their pockets: phone numbers, current location, often the owner's real nam...

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 ...

Is Google's Spy-Fi About Privacy, or Something More?

Christian Sandvig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Christian Sandvig

Google is explicit that its mission is to organize all of the world's information. But much of that information is being created, today, for the first time -- and Google is a big part of that story.

Internet Privacy: It's Between You, the Advertiser and the Platform

Pedro L. Rodriguez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Pedro L. Rodriguez

Considering the rich content that Google and Facebook leverage from their users for the benefit of their coffers, the vulnerability of their platforms to security breeches does not align with their best interests.

Google Coughs Up $8.5 Million In Buzz Privacy Lawsuit

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

NEW YORK — Google Inc., the top Web search provider, will allocate about $8.5 million to Internet privacy and policy organizations as part of a ...

WARNING: What Not To Post On Facebook

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith and Bianca Bosker | Posted 02.13.2014 | Technology

According to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, the company's unofficial mission is to make "the world more open and connected." But there are limits to ho...

Google Faces Landmark Fine For 'Gross Invasion Of Privacy'

The Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Google faces being the first company to incur heavy fines under British privacy laws, after admitting downloading private emails and passwords. ...

Google Tightening Privacy Leash On Employees

AP | MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO — Google Inc. is tightening its privacy leash on employees in an effort to ensure they don't intrude on people while the Internet ...

FBI's Latest Power Grab Is a Bold and Unnecessary Move

Michelle Richardson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Michelle Richardson

The administration is asking Congress to give the FBI more of your private information without even going to a judge. We're asking Congress to reject this power grab and side with the Constitution -- just as their oath of office demands.

Thomas Genshaft PC, Aspen Law Firm, Files Class-Action Suit Against Google

The Aspen TImes | Rick Carroll | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

ASPEN -- An Aspen law firm has filed a class-action complaint on behalf of millions of Google e-mail users, alleging the Internet host violated their ...

FBI Access To Email And Web Records Raises Privacy Fears

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON — Invasion of privacy in the Internet age. Expanding the reach of law enforcement to snoop on e-mail traffic or on Web surfing. Those...

WATCH OUT: Chatroulette Privacy Flaws Exposed

networkworld.com | Robert McMillan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Perhaps there is finally something to deter Chatroulette.com users from their more offensive behavior: University researchers say that users of the po...

Terrorism and the Internet: Candy Crowley's Interview With White House Advisor John Brennan

Michelle Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michelle Kraus

Candy Crowley in her interview this morning with White House advisor, John Brennan opened new and vital dialogue on terrorism and the Internet. She hit a home run in my world.

From Facebook Fatigue to Facebook Farewells

Erica Newland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Erica Newland

As Facebook continues to put a positive spin on dubious privacy practices, we early adopters are feeling rather queasy. We've started to throw around the term "Facebook Stalking" in a new context: to describe the way Facebook stalks us.