As we have followed the rumors of a Microsoft-Yahoo deal over the last few months, the area we were most concerned about was the future of Yahoo’s leading search data retention policy. We have repeatedly praised Yahoo for implementing a data retention policy that seeks to anonymize search queries after 3 months and we have […]
White House Asks Public If It Wants Cookies Media Post By Wendy Davis July 24, 2009 The Obama administration is asking the public to weigh in on whether the government should liberalize its 9-year-old policy limiting the use of persistent cookies. In a blog post issued Friday, administration officials asked for opinions about matters including […]
Kim Hart of Washington Post wrote her last piece today, before she moves on to a new tech related effort at “The Hill” newspaper. Kim has done some great reporting on privacy issues and is one of the savviest young journalists covering tech issues around. So nice to see her on the rise. Good luck […]
Look out today for a Federal Register request for comment and a post at the White House Open Government site about ways for revising the current prohibition on persistent cookies. The goal is to continue to protect the privacy of people who visit Federal Government websites while at the same time making these websites more […]
Our readers may be very interested in this article about creating profiles of people who search or read about topics ranging from Viagra to asthma. Take the survey at the end to see the results so far. When is it Acceptable for Pharma Marketers to Use Behavioral Targeting? | Pharma Marketer.
Our friend Jonathan Zittrain’s piece in today’s New York Times entitled “Lost in the Cloud”, raises pertinent and important privacy and competition issues about cloud computing. His main focus is on the concerns for individuals and the ability of companies to innovate if they are subject to the guidelines of the cloud operators. The great […]