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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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Geolocation API Specification

Excellent to see that Alissa Cooper, CDT Chief Scientist, is involved with the development of this important Geolocation API spec at the W3C. Geolocation API Specification.

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Court: IP Addresses Are Not 'Personally Identifiable' Information

Court: IP Addresses Are Not ‘Personally Identifiable’ Information Media Post By Wendy Davis July 6, 2009 In a ruling that could fuel debate about online privacy, a federal judge in Seattle has held that IP addresses are not personal information. “In order for ‘personally identifiable information’ to be personally identifiable, it must identify a person. […]

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MediaPost Publications Court: IP Addresses Are Not 'Personally Identifiable' Information

MediaPost Publications Court: IP Addresses Are Not ‘Personally Identifiable’ Information 07/07/2009. Snip…..”Jules Polonetsky, co-chair and director of the think tank Future of Privacy Forum, adds that many sites with older privacy policies maintain they don’t collect personally identifiable information, but log IP addresses. “For many years, people just threw around the term personal information,” he […]

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TACO recommended by Consumer Reports

Online privacy: New tool makes it easier to hide your tracks: Consumer Reports Electronics Blog. Chris Soghoian’s TACO opt-out tool continues to pick up steam.  Kudo’s to our friends at Lotame who include TACO in their opt-out offered to users, one of the only ad networks to do so.