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July 6, 2009 | Jules Polonetsky

Huge news about your Social Security number!

Our friend Professor Alessandro Acquisti has published his paper showing how it is possible to predict social security numbers with a high degree of certainty, if your date of birth and location of birth are known.  When Alessandro presented an early draft of his paper at the 2008 Privacy law Scholars Conference at GWU School […]

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July 1, 2009 | Jules Polonetsky

IAB-DMA-AAAA-ANA Behavioral Advertising Principles

Future of Privacy Forum Statement Regarding Industry Behavioral Advertising July 2 Agreement The entire industry reaching agreement on the need to get more information to users beyond the limits of a privacy policy is a significant advance.  But to ensure that this will be a true step forward for consumers, companies will need to consider […]

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July 1, 2009 | Jules Polonetsky

New Facebook Privacy Changes

Click on the below presentation to have a good look at the new Facebook privacy changes.  Generally positive, in that Facebook will put all the privacy settings in one place and eliminate regional networks.  So many users thought their profiles were open only to friends, but were in a regional network where default settings left […]