March 25, 2011 Added by:David Navetta
Consider the relatively hostile regulatory and legal environment that Internet tracking companies currently face. The WSJ's year-long What They Know investigation into online tracking exposed a fast-growing network of hundreds of companies that collect highly personal details about Internet users...
March 25, 2011 Added by:Headlines
"Typically AT&T customers’ data would have routed over the AT&T network directly to Facebook’s network provider but due to a routing mistake their private data went first to Chinanet then via Chinanet to SK Broadband in South Korea, then to Facebook..."
March 20, 2011 Added by:David Navetta
Companies are well advised to take proactive approach to compliance with privacy and information security laws, regulations, guidelines and best practices. The FTC expects businesses to collect, use, disclose and process personal information in a fair and transparent way...
March 18, 2011 Added by:Headlines
"If the company cannot address and resolve these issues for those who are seeking secure communications, then vulnerable users will continue to be exposed to avoidable risks. Skype's misleading security assurances continue to expose users around the world to unnecessary and dangerous risk..."
March 17, 2011 Added by:Headlines
The new feature allows users the option to "Always Use HTTPS". Among other security benefits, the HTTPS feature will prevent users from having their login credentials stolen by Firesheep attackers when logging in to their accounts over unencrypted Wi-Fi connections...
March 15, 2011 Added by:Headlines
US Magistrate Judge Theresa Buchanan has granted a Department of Justice request to access information in the Twitter accounts of WikiLeak's Julian Assange and several supporters in an ongoing criminal investigation of the whistleblower organization...
March 14, 2011 Added by:David Navetta
Privacy-related lawsuits are on the rise, and this time Amazon.com is the target. On March 2, 2011, two named plaintiffs filed a class-action lawsuit alleging that Amazon circumvents browser privacy settings to collect users’ personal information without permission and shares the information with third parties...
March 14, 2011 Added by:Headlines
“Twitter has engaged in a number of practices that, taken together, failed to provide reasonable and appropriate security to: prevent unauthorized access to nonpublic user information and honor the privacy choices exercised by its users in designating certain tweets as nonpublic..."
March 09, 2011 Added by:Headlines
Users are asked to allow the service's application to interface with their LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter accounts. According to Cluley's research, potentially thousands of people have already done so. The problem is, no one is entirely sure what Connect.me is...
March 07, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano
"Step out your front door and you could be captured in a high-resolution photograph taken from the air or street by Google or Microsoft... Drive down a city thoroughfare, cross a toll bridge, or park at certain shopping malls and your license plate will be recorded and time-stamped...”
March 07, 2011 Added by:Headlines
A central issue is the inability of new communications platforms to collect and store the kind of data law enforcement needs to pursue indictments, and current laws do not require the service providers to store the information. That may all change soon...
March 03, 2011 Added by:David Navetta
If your organization does not have a privacy program in place, now is the time to act. Legal compliance function, vendor management and appropriate security provisions in vendor and customer agreements are just a few of the hallmarks of a program that could help avoid enforcement actions...
February 25, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano
February 24, 2011 Added by:Tom Eston
One common misconception is that applications “look and feel” like they are part of Facebook so the applications can be trusted. This is not true. The Facebook API (Application Programming Interface) is designed to allow seamless integration so it provides users with a more integrated Facebook experience...
February 24, 2011 Added by:David Navetta
Thinking hard about how business and consumer interests can be harmonized by effective and privacy/security-friendly policies and practices? We thought so. Worried that zip codes might be treated as personal information in this country? Probably not. All that may be changing...
February 23, 2011 Added by:Rafal Los
It’s a matter of balance. And right now the marketers and business leaders who see value in using personal information are much louder and more actively pursuing their exploitation of personal information than those who are trying to ensure privacy is addressed...
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