Posts by Jules Polonetsky
Steve Smith’s description of the DailyMe service puts it perfectly. “Transparency alone is not the right answer to the quandary over privacy and targeting. The users must not only feel in control but be able to see a real benefit from the technology”.
The Future of Privacy Forum is providing the below suggestions to offer a roadmap for enabling the use of analysis, site optimization and tracking technologies by government agencies. Personalizing site content for users who wish to have a setting remembered, enabling long term shopping carts and capturing analytics information over time to improving site usage […]
To support our point that businesses should worry about the consumer view of behavioral advertising as much as they worry about legislative activity, have a look at CDT’s update on the current browser privacy controls available to users. Healthy browser competition over the last few years has made privacy an increasingly prominent feature for browser […]
Comments on the Report to NIST on the Smart Grid Interoperability Standards Roadmap
As we have followed the rumors of a Microsoft-Yahoo deal over the last few months, the area we were most concerned about was the future of Yahoo’s leading search data retention policy. We have repeatedly praised Yahoo for implementing a data retention policy that seeks to anonymize search queries after 3 months and we have […]
Kim Hart of Washington Post wrote her last piece today, before she moves on to a new tech related effort at “The Hill” newspaper. Kim has done some great reporting on privacy issues and is one of the savviest young journalists covering tech issues around. So nice to see her on the rise. Good luck […]
Look out today for a Federal Register request for comment and a post at the White House Open Government site about ways for revising the current prohibition on persistent cookies. The goal is to continue to protect the privacy of people who visit Federal Government websites while at the same time making these websites more […]