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?
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.
Nov 14, 2011
The Federal Trade Commission steps up its rules on how companies write and change their privacy policies
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...