Posts by FPF Staff

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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 […]

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Communicating Online Advertising Practices to Consumers

Nymity, a global privacy and data protection research services firm and FPF supporter, just published an interview with Jules which provides a nice overview of our activities. You can sign up for Nymity’s free newsletter at www.nymity.com.

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FTC "Exploring Privacy" Roundtable Series

Jules Polonetsky will be participating in the FTC’s “Exploring Privacy” Roundtable on Monday, December 7 in Washington, D.C. Jules will be participating on Panel 2: Consumer Expectations and Disclosures from 11:00-12:15. Click on this link for more details: http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/workshops/privacyroundtables/index.shtml

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Experts: Smart Grid Poses Privacy Risks

Experts: Smart Grid Poses Privacy Risks Washington Post – Security Fix Blog By Brian Krebs Wednesday, November 18, 2009 Technologists already are worried about the security implications of linking nearly all elements of the U.S. power grid to the public Internet. Now, privacy experts are warning that the so-called “smart grid” efforts could usher in […]

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You Say It's Your Birthday

One year ago today, FPF opened its doors and promised to work to advance responsible data practices. Our goal was to work with progressive companies, advocates, academics and government leaders to find common ground on solutions that ensured that uses of consumer information provided users with transparency and control. While FPF has grown in terms […]