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Topic: consumer privacy

The Guardian Corrects and Clarifies Story That Damaged Whisper App

Some redemption months after privacy allegations

The Guardian has issued a correction and clarification on a months-old damning report that stung the anonymous sharing app Whisper and its staff. It turns out that alleged privacy problems…

Sneaky Facebook Study on Users' Emotions Draws Ire

Research 'may not have justified all of this anxiety,' study lead admits

If you use Facebook and found yourself momentarily feeling either better or worse in early 2012, an algorithm may have caused your shift in mood. And that's what has some…

Snapchat Settles With the FTC Over Broken Privacy Promises

Snaps didn't disappear and data was collected

Snapchat, an app that promised messaging privacy, broke those promises to users, the Federal Trade Commission said Thursday. The hot startup agreed to settle with the FTC over charges it…

Why Advertisers Should Care About the White House Report on Big Data and Privacy

GroupM John's Montgomery

The government has put out yet another report on big data and privacy, buzzwords that have scared consumers and dominated press headlines. So is this latest report something advertisers should…

White House Report on Big Data and Privacy Largely Ducks Surveillance Issue

John Podesta offers six recommendations

There were no surprises in the highly anticipated release of the White House report on big data and privacy, especially since the most controversial conclusion—that big data could lead to…

Ad Industry Will Soon Unveil a Do Not Track Browser Solution

Consumers will be able to opt out of data collection

After dissing the likes of Microsoft and Mozilla for their default Do Not Track browsers and after walking out of the World Wide Web Consortium's tracking protection working group, the…

White House Worried About Use of Big Data to Discriminate

Report on privacy due out this week

The White House report on big data and privacy, due out this week, will call out the potential use of big data as a way to discriminate or take advantage…

Top 10 Reasons Not to Buy Google Glass

Consumer Watchdog raises privacy, safety and vanity concerns

Google Glass goes on sale for one day today, stoking fears among privacy hawks that the wearable tech is a menace to consumer privacy. The one-day limited sale is part of…

FTC Tells Facebook to Preserve WhatsApp Privacy Pledge

Changes would be considered a deceptive practice

The Federal Trade Commission warned Facebook that it must stick to its word about maintaining WhatsApp's privacy policies. If it goes back on the public statements both parties made when…

Senate Confirms Terrell McSweeny to FTC

McSweeny confirmation gives Dems majority

The Federal Trade Commission is back up to its full strength Wednesday after the Senate voted 95-1 to confirm Terrell McSweeny to be the third Democratic commissioner on the five-member…

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