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PrivacyVille Helps all you PeopleVille learn some SkillzVille

Jul 8, 2011
Zynga is launching a new privacy initiative called PrivacyVille that is a "game-like tutorial that rewards players with the company's virtual...
Posted In: games, privacy, zynga

The US government makes the most requests of Google

Jun 28, 2011
Google says it received 4,601 requests for information on users from the US government in the last six months of 2010. That's more than double the...
Posted In: Google, government, privacy

Dropbox drops ball on security

Jun 21, 2011
There was a four hour window on Sunday, where if you wanted to sign into somebody's Dropbox account all you needed was their email address. Type in...
Posted In: dropbox, privacy, security, storage

Connecticut AG concerned about Facialrecognitionbook

Jun 17, 2011
George Jepsen is the Attorney General for Connecticut and he's seeking a meeting with Facebook to discuss the company's use of facial recognition...
Posted In: Facebook, facial recognition, Law, markey, privacy

The European Union and Markey upset about Facebook's facial recognition

Jun 9, 2011
Bloomberg reported Wednesday that the European Union will launch a probe into Facebook's "Tag Suggestions" feature, which uses facial recognition...
Posted In: Facebook, markey, privacy

Here's a new word to scare you: Faceniff

Jun 2, 2011
Funny word, scary possibilities. It's an Android app that lets users intercept web sessions on wi-fi networks, steal credentials of people using...
Posted In: android, hacking, privacy, security, wi-fi

Black boxes coming to cars

May 24, 2011
The question is: does that make you feel safe or nervous? Popular Science is reporting that federal officials are "poised" to announce new...
Posted In: cars, privacy, Transportation

Leahy introduces digital protection bill

May 24, 2011
Senator Pat Leahy (D-VT) has introduced a bill that would require law enforcement authorities to obtain a warrant before searching someone's email...
Posted In: cloud, email, Law, leahy, privacy

Rockefeller says young people lack social values

May 20, 2011
A charge by Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) at yesterday's Senate Commerce Committee hearings on mobile privacy is raising some eyebrows. "It's my...
Posted In: Facebook, privacy, rockefeller

"Too creepy for Google" barrier somehow met

May 20, 2011
Eric Schmidt says Google can build a facial recognition database but won't. So...that's comforting. I think. Speaking at the Google "Big Tent"...
Posted In: Google, privacy, security

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