Home › Do Not Track

Do Not Track

News Story
6/16/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
A group of privacy and consumer advocates has pulled the plug after 16 months of negotiations with the data industry over standards limiting the use of consumers' "faceprints" -- facial recognition data that the advocates say are far too sensitive to be governed by anything less than a strict "opt in" standard. The...
News Release
6/15/2015
Posted by John M. Simpson
WASHINGTON, DC – Consumer Watchdog today petitioned the Federal Communications Commission to enact rules that would require Internet companies known as “edge providers”, such as Google and Facebook, to honor Do Not Track requests sent from a consumer’s web browser. New rules protecting net neutrality and reclassifying...
News Story
6/15/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
A consumer rights group wants the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to address growing online privacy concerns by requiring websites to honor do-no-track requests. Consumer Watchdog filed a formal petition on Monday calling for new FCC rules forcing companies like Google, Facebook, Pandora and Netflix to respect do-not-track requests from a...
News Story
6/15/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
The advocacy group Consumer Watchdog wants the Federal Communications Commission to regulate how Facebook, Google and other Web companies protect consumers' privacy. The organization argues in a petition filed today that Web companies shouldn't be allowed to share data with ad networks about consumers who have activated do-not-track. The...
News Story
6/15/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
A consumer group on Monday asked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to force web service providers like Google to honor users’ requests that their information not be collected and sold. The group, Consumer Watchdog, said in its petition that “edge providers,” or companies that provide services over the Internet,...
News Story
6/15/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
The Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality rules just went into effect last Friday and at least one group is jumping to take advantage of them. Consumer Watchdog petitioned the FCC on Monday to force edge providers like Google and Facebook to honor Do Not Track requests from a consumer’s browser. The public interest group...
News Story
6/15/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Consumer Watchdog has petitioned the FCC to come up with a new rule requiring edge providers to honor "do not track" requests from Web users. (http://www.consumerwatchdog.org/resources/fccdntpetiton061515.pdf). The FCC decided in reclassifying ISP's under common carrier regs to apply Sec. 222 Title II protections for customer...
Video
6/15/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Consumer Watchdog today petitioned the Federal Communications Commission to enact rules that would require Internet companies known as “edge providers”, such as Google and Facebook, to honor Do Not Track requests sent from a consumer’s web browser.
News Story
6/20/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Facebook users beware: The company has -- yet again -- unilaterally changed its mind about its data collection practices. As users should know, that's not a good thing for their privacy. Earlier this month, the dominant social network announced that it's altering the way it determines which ads to show users of its site. In the past, the...
News Story
6/19/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
I do like my Apple “smart phone.” The device has plenty of apps, bells, music and lots of stuff I have no idea how to use. One place where the phone comes in really handy is when I am in a strange city and a friend calls and says, let’s meet at the Pirate’s Hangover. I punch the button and ask my Siri, “Give me...