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Kashmir Hill / The Not-So Private Parts:
The White House Offers Up A National Data Breach Law   —  Earlier this week, I asked, “how do we deal with data breaches?”  The White House has a response: legislation.  It's taken note of the rash of data breaches of late (Perhaps President Obama owns a Sony Playstation?) …
May 12, 2011, 3:00 PMIn context
Kashmir Hill / The Not-So Private Parts:
Facebook Responds To Julian Assange's ‘Spying Machine’ Allegations   —  It's possible that Julian Assange has been watching too much of the Onion News Network while cooling his heels in Britain.  The ONN recently satirically reported about how the “CIA's invention of Facebook has saved the U.S. government millions of dollars.”
May 3, 2011, 1:45 PMIn context
Kashmir Hill / The Not-So Private Parts:
Verizon Plans To Put Location-Tracking Warning Sticker on Phones   —  Verizon tells Congress that it plans to put warning labels on phones (illustration from Verizon letter to Markey and Barton)  —  Though Apple and Google have become the whipping boys for location privacy …
Apr 29, 2011, 1:55 PMIn context
Kashmir Hill / The Not-So-Private Parts:
Google Privacy Lawyer's Fascinating (and Unofficial) Thoughts on the “Right to be Forgotten”   —  Here, in the U.S., many of us have accepted that “the Web means the end of forgetting.”  But Europeans are resisting this digital development, and talking of passing a privacy directive …
Mar 9, 2011, 5:25 PMIn context
Kashmir Hill / The Not-So Private Parts:
Case Settled: Union Employees, You Can Badmouth Your Boss on Facebook   —  Ambulance company worker wins right to bash her boss  —  Last November, Dawnmarie Souza got the country talking about the right to complain about your job on Facebook.  The American Medical Response of Connecticut employee …
Feb 8, 2011, 12:40 PMIn context
Kashmir Hill / Forbes:
Spokeo Draws Ire (and FTC Complaints) from Privacy Advocates for its Zombie Profiles   —  A phonebook for stalkers?  —  I assume you've heard of Spokeo, or “Spookeo,” depending on how you feel about a site that offers up profiles of people including their names, addresses, family members …
Jan 13, 2011, 8:21 PMIn context
Kashmir Hill / The Not-So Private Parts:
How the C.I.A. Perfects its Social Media Monitoring Technologies   —  It's not a secret to most Netizens that they're being watched on the Internet.  And not just by advertisers.  Law enforcement hasn't exactly been secretive about the open source data-mining being done online.
Nov 24, 2010, 2:00 PMIn context
Kashmir Hill / The Not-So Private Parts:
The FTC Forgives Google's WiFi Sniffing   —  No harm, no foul, Google.  David Vladeck, director of the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Consumer Protection, sent the company a letter today announcing the end of its inquiry into the collection of WiFi “payload data” by Google's Street View cars.
Oct 27, 2010, 12:20 PMIn context
Kashmir Hill / The Not-So Private Parts:
Did the Wall Street Journal Overreact to Facebook Privacy ‘Breach’?   —  The WSJ's ‘What They Know’ series, while informative, has an overly alarming tone  —  The Wall Street Journal has been running an interesting series on online privacy, called “What They Know,” about the information advertisers …
Oct 18, 2010, 1:35 PMIn context
Kashmir Hill / The Not-So Private Parts:
Either Mark Zuckerberg got a whole lot less private or Facebook's CEO doesn't understand the company's new privacy settings.  —  When Facebook's new privacy settings were rolled out yesterday, many privacy gurus complained that the default setting was for “Everyone” to have access to your Facebook profile …
Dec 11, 2009, 4:40 AMIn context

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