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Privacy Policy

WhatsApp With WhatsApp?

Mark Weinstein | Posted 02.26.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

Facebook and WhatsApp are perfect privacy partners. Each hand feeds one another with your privacy serving as the main course. The best course of action to take is to look for companies that have built into their app methodologies that truly protect user interest.

Freedom From Unauthorized Intrusion

Mark Weinstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

Merriam-Webster's online dictionary defines privacy as "freedom from unauthorized intrusion." The United States government defines privacy as "freedom from unauthorized intrusion, except by us." Personally I prefer the former definition.

How Far Will You Go to Protect Your Emails?

Mark Weinstein | Posted 11.17.2013 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

How far will you go to protect your emails? As individuals we can't really answer that question. That's because we're at the whim of our email provide...

These Terms and Conditions Shouldn't Apply to Anyone

Mark Weinstein | Posted 10.14.2013 | Entertainment
Mark Weinstein

Similar to Vine, they can rent or sell your information as they see fit, as long as it adheres to its Privacy Policy, which as a living document, it can change at any time without notifying you. Did you follow that?

Cantor's "Citizen Cosponsor" Raises Concerns

Marci Harris | Posted 05.21.2012 | Politics
Marci Harris

The site allows for those "cosponsoring" and "tracking" bills to receive updates that are not defined. Will these updates be managed by the Majority Leader's office? If so, are they partisan messages from the Republican Caucus or will they be couched as updates from the institution of "Congress"?

Google Dumping Over 60 Privacy Policies for 1

Ramon Nuez | Posted 03.27.2012 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

Google clearly defines how your personal data is being collected and used. Google uses this data for a number of reasons which are spelled out in the privacy statement. And only Google uses your information, unless you have given them opt-in consent.

Cover Your App: Five Lessons from Recent Data Breaches

Scott Vernick | Posted 03.26.2012 | Technology
Scott Vernick

A few simple changes in how you handle your online activities and personal technology can have a huge impact in safeguarding your life on the Internet.

Report: Goldman Tells Staffers To Stay Away From Protests

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 12.13.2011 | Business

Goldman Sachs employees better not think of grabbing lunch or taking in the scenery at Zucotti Park. "The firm” as it’s known among its workers ha...

FTC Accuses Google Of 'Deceptive Privacy Practices'

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.30.2011 | Technology

Google has agreed to a landmark settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over charges that the company used "deceptive tactics" and violated user ...

Political Attack Ad Targets Facebook's Former Chief Privacy Officer

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

It seems the issue of Facebook privacy has gained enough currency to earn itself a place in a TV attack ad in the race for California attorney genera...

Facebook Privacy Policy, Settings Explained

Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Recent changes to Facebook's privacy policies have made users' information far more public than ever before: much personal data is now public by defau...

Homeland Security Privacy Policy Investigation Sought

Washington Post | Spencer S. Hsu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Privacy advocates have asked lawmakers to investigate the Department of Homeland Security office in charge of protecting Americans' privacy, saying it...