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Facebook and Others Predict Life Events Based on What You Post

Russ Warner | Posted 05.05.2014 | Technology
Russ Warner

Be aware and more careful of what you do and say online. If you don't want it printed in a headline for all to see, don't write it. Take time occasionally to remove previous posts, comments, photos, and likes. Better still, delete accounts for social networks you no longer use.

Prioritizing Student Data Privacy in the Cloud and Beyond

Aimee Rogstad Guidera | Posted 03.09.2014 | Education
Aimee Rogstad Guidera

All of us in education must do more to make sure that we are transparent -- especially with parents -- about what data are collected, who has access to them, how they are used and what efforts are undertaken to protect privacy and keep the data secure.

U.S. Agencies Reportedly Collected Americans' Personal Data In Massive Probe

McClatchy | Posted 11.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — U.S. agencies collected and shared the personal information of thousands of Americans in an attempt to root out untrustworthy federal w...

AboutTheData: Data Collection Gone Wrong

Bant Breen | Posted 11.26.2013 | Technology
Bant Breen

On Sept. 4th, 2013, Acxiom launched a new website called AboutTheData. The site does not live up to this promise. In fact, it falls so short of delivering on this objective that one questions whether that was the site's objective in the first place.

The Cost of Identity in the Personal Data Economy

John C. Havens | Posted 11.24.2013 | Impact
John C. Havens

We need to recognize that the current "sharing" economy of Internet commerce is rapidly eroding our ability to portray our character, value, and lives within a context where we have sovereignty over how we're broadcast to the world.

Your Personal Data Is Worth Less Than A Dollar

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.30.2013 | Business

Your personal information may be valuable to companies looking to sell you stuff, but they don’t pay much for that data. Basic details like your...

Thanks, But No Thanks, Edward Snowden

Estelle Nagel | Posted 08.10.2013 | Technology
Estelle Nagel

The truth is that we are hypocritical about privacy. We sign up for sites where we can share too much publically, and then balk because someone might have seen it.

Keeping You Safe: Using Big Data to Secure Big Data

Brendan Hannigan | Posted 05.29.2013 | Technology
Brendan Hannigan

The ability to access this data from anywhere in the world and finding meaningful ways to combine it with other sources of data is at the core of the vision for a smarter, more connected and intelligent planet. Yet, the flipside is that these new sources of data and information are perfect targets for fraud and crime.

Everything We Know About What Data Brokers Know About You

ProPublica | Lois Beckett | Posted 03.07.2013 | Technology

Data companies are scooping up enormous amounts of information about almost every American. They sell information about whether you're pregnant or div...

Data Privacy Day - Version 2013

Christopher Burgess | Posted 03.30.2013 | Technology
Christopher Burgess

As we arrive at the conclusion of another Data Privacy Month, and turn to celebrate Data Privacy Day, Jan. 28, I can say with a great deal of certainty, we should not be celebrating. Our privacy was collectively hosed in 2012.

Privacy Schmrivacy: Why Facebook User Data Should Be the Least of Our Concerns [OPINION]

Turnstyle | Posted 01.14.2013 | Technology
Turnstyle

By Michelle Miller I was at lunch last week with two friends discussing the demise of Facebook (as one does at lunches in Silicon Valley), and was sur...

Do Americans Deserve To Be Hacked?

Daniela Perdomo | Posted 10.02.2012 | Technology
Daniela Perdomo

Three out of five U.S. adults online fear being hacked, but 69% of these same people engage in super-risky behaviors like using the same password everywhere. Why?

Twitter Supports 'Do Not Track'

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 05.17.2013 | Technology

Twitter is the latest site to jump on the Do Not Track bandwagon. The privacy feature, which is currently in use in several major browsers including M...

How Personal Analytics Can Help Debunk Popular Myths

Stefan Heeke | Posted 07.02.2012 | Impact
Stefan Heeke

I started analyzing personal information, maintaining a diary of numbers until I had sufficient data to run a statistical calculation on my personal well-being. Which activities correlate with a good day? Which decisions best advance long term goals? What works, what doesn't?

What Your Personal Data Is Worth To Advertisers

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 07.14.2011 | Technology

The personal information of web users is worth a lot to advertisers--but when it comes to calculating just how much, the figures may surprise you. ...

Bianca Bosker

You Could Get Paid To Give Up Your Privacy

HuffingtonPost.com | Bianca Bosker | Posted 07.06.2011 | Technology

Your personal information -- what sites you browse, what stuff you buy and what you do in your spare time -- is black gold, version 2.0. So says Mi...

Identity Theft Rates Worse Than Ever In 2007

AP | Mark Jewell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The loss or theft of personal data such as credit card and Social Security numbers soared to unprecedented levels in 2007, and the trend isn't expecte...