Posts by Jules Polonetsky

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Facebook Ad Network Crackdown

We are glad to see reports of Facebook cracking down on ad networks improperly using user data, as well as deceptive come-ons. We believe that many of the of the problems of the online advertising system have been due to publishers and advertising leaving privacy and ad quality issues entirely to their ad network partners. […]

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Facebook to Eliminate Regional Networks

This is a very good move by Facebook because it resolves an issue we have always been concerned about — people who join, make their profile available only to friends and believe it is private. But then they join the Washington or other region network and dont realize that millions of people can now see […]

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Can having the wrong friends online affect your credit rating?

I understand the idea behind marketers identifying users who have a lot of friends or are very active online and considering them “influencers”.  I “get” the marketing value of enhancing a users profile with information from a range of their online public activity.  Providing transparency to users and control over this type of data collection […]

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Privacy Packed Monday: CFP, CAP, Peter Swire

On Monday, June 1st Christopher Wolf and I will be presenting tutorials at Computers, Freedom and Privacy 2009. Christopher will be giving a presentation about Data Mining and I will be discussing profiling from online data. After that I will be rushing over to the Center for American Progress for the release of 3 key […]