Can the law keep you from telling your friends what movies you have seen? If you want to do so online, it turns out that the law can make it harder than need be. The Video Privacy Protection Act was passed in 1988 in the wake of the publication of Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork’s […]
Federal Trade Commission officials spent the day touting a newsettlement with Facebook, with FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz saying the company now will be “obligated” to keep its privacy promises. But in reality, the agreement is likely to have little, if any, actual impact on Facebook users
Facebook is settling government charges it “deceived” users that their information would be kept private, although it was “repeatedly” shared with the public, the Federal Trade Commission announced Tuesday. The deal, which carries no financial penalties, demands that the social-networking site obtain “express consent” of their 850 million users before their information “is shared beyond […]
Federal Trade Commission officials spent the day touting a new settlement with Facebook, with FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz saying the company now will be “obligated” to keep its privacy promises. But in reality, the agreement is likely to have little, if any, actual impact on Facebook users.
Should people have to use their real name for all online interaction? Christopher Wolf discussed the issue with Garland Robinette on “The Think Tank” on WWL AM-870 in Louisiana. Listen here for the interview.
Statement from the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) on U.S. Federal Trade Commission and Facebook Settlement Over Privacy Concerns WASHINGTON – In response to the FTC settlement with Facebook, the following statement is attributed to Jules Polonetsky, Director and Co-Chair, Future of Privacy Forum: “Today’s FTC settlement with Facebook sends two strong messages that are […]
WICHITA, Kan. – A Facebook user in Kansas has filed a federal lawsuit against the social networking giant, claiming it violated wiretap laws with a tracking cookie that records web browsing history after logging off of Facebook.
Smartphone apps have come under increasing scrutiny in the last year, with a growing body of research and reporting showing that companies provide little information about what — or how — user data is collected and shared
A study finds the practice of sending personal information to advertisers and others is pervasive, though not necessarily intentional, on some of the more popular websites.
Despite promising that they won’t reveal users’ personal data, some of the most highly trafficked Web sites transmit usernames, email addresses, addresses, and even birth dates to ad networks and other third parties, a new study confirms