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Facebook and "the right to be forgotten"

Mar 17, 2011
A new law being sought by the European Union would demand that websites permanently delete all data held about a user if that user requests that...
Posted In: business, EU, European Union, Facebook, Google, privacy, social media, Web Culture

Twitter adds https option

Mar 16, 2011
Twitter has joined Facebook and a few other sites in offering a higher level of security for users. Twitter users can now opt for https setting on...
Posted In: business, Facebook, firesheep, https, privacy, security, Twitter

Online privacy hearing today

Mar 16, 2011
The Senate Commerce Committee holds a hearing today at 10am Eastern on the State of Online Consumer Privacy. Committee Chairman John Rockefeller (D...
Posted In: Congress, government, Law, Microsoft, privacy

You can block search spam on Google

Mar 11, 2011
New feature on the search engine lets you block sites you don't want to see so they'll never come up again in your searches. You'll need a Google ...
Posted In: Chrome, Google, privacy, search, security, spam

Facebook builds mechanism to respond to suicide threats

Mar 9, 2011
Facebook has built a page for reporting suicidal content that people see on the site. It's a form where you fill in the url where you spotted it,...
Posted In: Facebook, Health, policy, privacy, social media, suicide

Facebook shuts down account of Chinese blogger

Mar 9, 2011
The reason? A fake name. The blogger/commentator is knows as Michael Anti. While it's not the name on his national identity card, Michael has used...
Posted In: Facebook, policy, privacy, security, social media, zuckerberg

Tweets From Tahrir

Mar 7, 2011
Two political activists have gathered tweets from the Egyptian revolution and put them in a book called Tweets From Tahrir. It's scheduled to be...
Posted In: copyright, government, privacy, Twitter, world

Global Network Initiative is withering on the vine

Mar 7, 2011
Three years ago, Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft signed on to a code of conduct designed to protect free speech and protect privacy online. The Global...
Posted In: Egypt, Facebook, Google, government, Microsoft, privacy, social media, Twitter, Web Culture, Yahoo

Microsoft tries to kill Internet Explorer 6

Mar 7, 2011
Wait, didn't Microsoft MAKE Internet Explorer 6? Indeed they did but it's a pretty old product and a really bad one. IE6 was first released back in...
Posted In: business, can't kill the beast, internet explorer, Microsoft, privacy, security, stabbed it with their steely knives, Web Culture

Google kills 21 rogue Android apps

Mar 2, 2011
Yesterday we told you about a fake version of the Android app Steamy Window, which included a hidden bit of code that took control of your phone,...
Posted In: android, business, gadgets, Google, privacy, security

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