Posts by Jules Polonetsky

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Borrow this Privacy Policy, Please

Ad-targeting network Lookery includes the following language in its privacy policy: “Thank you to TACODA, from whose privacy policy this one was derived.” First time we have seen a company give credit like this!

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So Much Better than Nigerian scam spam

Those Nigerian spams were getting a bit repetitive.  Just received this spam email in my inbox.  You see, just electing Obama succeeds at bringing innovation! Project Change Foundation 6 Buckingham Palace Road London SW1W 9TQ United Kingdom. Dear Beneficiary, This is to notify that you are a Beneficiary of the The Project Change Foundation Charity […]

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Facebook Canadian Privacy News

Some thoughts on the Report of Findings by the Assistant Privacy Commissioner of Canada into the complaint filed by CIPPIC against Facebook. Overall this is a very well informed and thoughtful decision.  The majority of the issues raised by CIPPIC (Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic) are either denied or found to have been […]

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Yahoo launches a mobile behavioral opt-out

Kudos to Yahoo for being among the first to offer a mobile behavioral advertising opt-out.  Check out http://www.ypolicyblog.com/ The FTC was clear in its behavioral advertising guidance that consumers should be entitled to opt-out of behavioral ads, regardless of the platform involved.  It is great to see Yahoo take the lead here on behalf of […]

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Regulating Online Ads – today on the Hill

If you are around DC today, join us for what I hope will be an exciting panel!Some advance thoughts — I suspect that I am personally far less allergic to legislation than some of my colleagues on today’s PFF Regulating Online Advertising Panel.  I do think that effective legislation here will be very difficult, but […]