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Cross-Device: Understanding the State of State Management
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October 27, 2015 | Stacey Gray

Cross-Device: Understanding the State of State Management

On Friday, October 16, the Future of Privacy Forum filed comments with the FTC in advance of the FTC’s Cross Device Workshop on Nov. 16, 2015. Jules Polonetsky and Stacey Gray have prepared a report, Cross-Device: Understanding the State of State Management, based on revisions to FPF’s comments filed with the FTC on October 16th, that aims to describe […]

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April 28, 2015 | Peter Swire

FPF Senior Fellow Peter Swire Provide Comments to the FCC on Broadband Consumer Privacy

Later today, Peter Swire, FPF Senior Fellow, will participate at the FCC’s public workshop on broadband consumer privacy. He also prepared written comments expanding on his thoughts. Professor Swire summarizes his research as follows: First, I examine the effect of the Section 222(a) definition of “proprietary information” as compared with the Section 222(c) definition of […]

Android 5.0, Lollipop: Major New Privacy Features
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November 4, 2014 | FPF Staff

Android 5.0, Lollipop: Major New Privacy Features

  Earlier this month, Google announced the final release of Android 5.0 Lollipop, also known as Android L. Lollipop includes a number of valuable new privacy features worth special applause. Default Encryption New phones and tablets with Lollipop come with encryption automatically turned on to help protect data on lost or stolen devices or from […]

Do Beacons Track You? No, You Track Beacons
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October 6, 2014 | FPF Staff

Do Beacons Track You? No, You Track Beacons

  BuzzFeed News today reports that phone booths in NYC are tracking people and can send them ads. Let’s explain this rapidly spreading new technology we often see described inaccurately. First, let’s step back and understand how your phone or apps on your phone that you grant permission to access your location are able to […]