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Online Privacy Protection

Facebook Fatigue or Facebook Fracture?

Mark Weinstein | Posted 09.20.2013 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

Facebook is floundering under the weight of its own scorched earth policy towards privacy. This policy has created a growing base of disenchanted users that could cause the company to come crashing down a lot sooner than people realize.

A Bipartisan Response to the NSA's Surveillance

Rep. John Conyers | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics
Rep. John Conyers

Americans deserve to be safe and free. That's why next week we will introduce a bipartisan, comprehensive response to NSA's overbroad surveillance activities, called the LIBERT-E Act.

Unintended Consequences of FTC's New COPPA Children's Online Privacy Rules

Larry Magid | Posted 08.04.2012 | Technology
Larry Magid

While the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act is a well-intentioned law and the new proposed rules do bring it into the 21st century, there are unintended negative consequences.

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.