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12/16/2010
Posted by Mark Reback
Calls by the U.S. Department of Commerce for self-regulation in the online ad industry as well as a proposed "safe harbor" from FTC enforcement actions drew criticism from privacy advocates.   A new U.S. Dept. of Commerce report (PDF) on online privacy drew a mixed reaction from watchdogs Dec. 16, some of who called it a...
News Story
12/16/2010
Posted by Mark Reback
The new recommendations look like more self-regulation, some privacy advocates say New online privacy measures proposed by the U.S. Department of Commerce Thursday fall short of the action that's needed to protect Internet users, several privacy advocates said. The Commerce Department paper calls for an online privacy bill of rights and...
News Story
12/13/2010
Posted by Mark Reback
If you're like most Web users, you probably don't realize how intensively your visits to many of the most popular pages on the Internet are scrutinized. In fact, the art of anonymous, Internetwide monitoring of who visits what webpage has been advancing dramatically, driven by advertisers' desire to tailor their messages to specific...
News Story
12/10/2010
Posted by Mark Reback
Connecticut's attorney general has demanded that Google turn over data from unsecured wireless networks collected by its Street View cars, saying the information is necessary to determine whether the company broke state laws. While privacy officials in Canada have viewed the Wi-Fi data collected by Google, Connecticut Attorney General...