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Facebook settles with FTC

Nov 30, 2011
Posted In: Facebook, FTC, privacy

Will Facebook get serious about online privacy?

Nov 29, 2011
Facebook settled a case today with the FTC over whether the site violated users' personal privacy by sharing their information with advertisers and others without the users' consent. But will it force Facebook to change its ways?
Posted In: Facebook, privacy, web privacy

The FTC is bringing some changes to Facebook

Nov 14, 2011
The popular social networking platform is about to face some new restrictions by the Federal Trade Commission around privacy. We'll see if users 'like' them.
Posted In: FTC, Facebook, privacy

Facebook privacy rules could cause ripples

Nov 14, 2011
The Federal Trade Commission steps up its rules on how companies write and change their privacy policies
Posted In: Facebook, privacy, FTC

Bono Mack committee to meet on data security

Nov 2, 2011
There's a meeting of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today to iron out some of the particulars of a security bill. Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R...
Posted In: bono mack, privacy, security, Tech Report

Google settles with FTC over Buzz

Oct 25, 2011
Google Buzz may be abandoned but the repercussions over the service live on. When Buzz launched in 2010, there was a lot of sharing of contacts...
Posted In: FTC, Google, google buzz, privacy, Tech Report

Markey concerned about privacy on Amazon's Kindle Silk browser

Oct 17, 2011
Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA) kind of reminds me of a book of Mad Libs sometimes. He's always firing off STRONGLY WORDED LETTERS to tech companies about...
Posted In: Amazon, Kindle, markey, privacy, silk, strongly worded letter, Tech Report

Big Brother from big data?

Oct 11, 2011
In other privacy news, the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity announced it will begin a three-year study, trying to harness "big data...
Posted In: big brother, data, privacy, Tech Report

The government wants access to your email account

Oct 10, 2011
If you're Jacob Appelbaum, a Wikileaks volunteer. The Wall Street Journal is reporting on the government's interpretation of the law that allows...
Posted In: privacy, Tech Report, wikileaks

Who WON'T be looking at your social network?

Oct 7, 2011
Banks and lenders are in on the act. Well, not quite yet, but as soon as enough data can be collected, it will most certainly be crunched and...
Posted In: Facebook, privacy, social networking, Tech Report, Twitter

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