December 2009

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FTC Exploring Privacy Roundtable

On December 7, 2009 the FTC hosted a public roundtable discussion to explore the emerging privacy issues posed by new technology and business practices. The day-long roundtable was moderated by Loretta Garrison and Chris Olsen, Federal Trade Commission and featured academics, advocates and industry experts. Panelists: Lorrie Faith Cranor, Carnegie Mellon University Allen Davidson, Google […]

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Facebook Change Gives Users More Privacy Controls

Facebook Change Gives Users More Privacy Controls Associated Press By Barbara Ortutay December 9, 2009 Facebook is changing its privacy settings to give users control over who sees the information they post on their personal pages. Beginning Wednesday, the networking Web site is taking the rare step of requiring its more than 350 million users […]

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Facebook Rolls Out New Privacy Tool

Facebook Rolls Out New Privacy Tool AFP By Glenn Chapman December 9, 2009 Facebook on Wednesday began calling on users to get a better grip on their online privacy by dictating who sees what in profiles at the world’s leading social networking service. All of Facebook’s more than 350 million members will be required to […]

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FPF Announces Four New Advisory Board Members

We are pleased to announce today four new Future of Privacy Forum advisory board members and supporters. We look forward to their guidance. Ontario Privacy Commissioner Dr. Ann Cavoukian is recognized as one of the leading privacy experts in the world. An avowed believer in the role that technology can play in protecting privacy, Dr. […]

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Check out the Icons Live!

Both Yahoo! and AT&T have already implemented a trial run for one of the icons at www.green.yahoo.com/living-green/ and www.yellowpages.com, respectively. In addition, the two icons are now being tested with an internet survey of 2600 users to quantitatively determine their utility as a means of providing effective notice and to select the most effective symbol […]

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Future of Privacy Forum Unveils New Privacy and Personalization Symbols Finalists

Today Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) released two proposed icons designed to communicate to web users about the efforts of advertisers to tailor ads based on the websites they visit. In February 2009, the Federal Trade Commission expressed concern that privacy policies were not being read or understood, and urged the industry to develop new […]