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Sept. 22, 2011 – The Online Trust Alliance Announces "Why Your Browser Matters" in Support of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Market Watch

Gaithersburg, MD – September 22, 2011 – NIST Cybersecurity Education Workshop – The Online Trust Alliance (OTA) today announced “Why Your Browser Matters,” a framework for websites to create “teachable moments” for site visitors, raising awareness of the security, privacy, and performance risks of using outdated browsers.  According to comScore data and OTA research, over 40% of users worldwide […]

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Sept. 2, 2011 – Internet privacy controls challenge tech industry, Chesterton Tribune

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government has put Google, Microsoft, Apple and other technology companies on notice: Give consumers a way prevent advertisers from tracking their movements across the Web — or face regulation. Yet for all its innovative know-how and entrepreneurial spirit, the technology industry has yet to agree on a simple, meaningful solution […]

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Aug. 23, 2011 – New Control Over Privacy on Facebook, NY Times

Other privacy experts say that if users believe they have control over who sees what, they are more likely to share. “I think it’s part of an evolution to push back at the notion that Facebook is trying to trick you into sharing,” said Jules Polonetsky of the Future of Privacy Forum, which is based […]

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App-makers are on Washington's radar

App-makers may need to look up from those iPhones, Android and BlackBerry games and other tools they’re developing in order to keep closer watch on Washington, where federal regulators are mulling new ways to protect app users. To read the full article, and see FPF’s Chris Wolf’s comments, please click here.

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Industry Tries to Streamline Privacy Policies for Mobile Users

For many Internet users, online privacy policies are long and difficult to read. Transfer those same policies to a mobile device, where users can find themselves clicking through multiple screens often with tiny type, and the policies can become almost useless to the average consumer. View the entire article quoting the Future of Privacy Forum’s […]

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The Focus on App Privacy Continues

As reflected in this Hogan Lovells’ blog entry http://www.hldataprotection.com/2011/08/articles/consumer-privacy/app-privacy-is-in-the-news-again/ app privacy remains in the news and on the minds of privacy advocates and industry.  This entry links to a quote by FPF’s co-chair Chris Wolf in today’s New York Times on the need for all app developers to invest in privacy, and has a link […]