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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…

May 1, 2014, 2:52 PM EDT

Consumers Buffeted by Security Hacks Still Don't Understand Data Privacy But they appreciate brand transparency, says study

In spite of being constantly worried about online security in the wake of numerous data hacks and security breaches among top Web companies and retailers, market research firm Toluna found…

April 28, 2014, 4:06 PM EDT

Jerk.com Jerked Around Consumers, FTC Says Site secretly grabbed personal information from Facebook to create profiles

How's this for an online racket? Surreptitiously grab information from Facebook to create tens of millions of profiles labeling people a "jerk" or "not a jerk" and then charge people…

April 7, 2014, 1:54 PM EDT

72% of Americans Won't Wear Google Glass Because of Privacy Worries Distractibility also an issue, according to new study

It’s not Google Glass’ nerdy aesthetics, somewhat douchey reputation or lofty price tag that will prevent a whopping 72 percent of Americans from donning the headset of the future—it’s concerns…

April 7, 2014, 9:19 AM EDT

Advertising Community Heads to the White House to Talk Big Data and Privacy GroupM's John Montgomery on what he plans to say

GroupM's John Montgomery is headed for the White House this afternoon along with about 20 others in the Internet advertising business, including Dick O'Brien of the 4A's and the IAB's…

March 13, 2014, 10:53 AM EDT

Privacy Groups Ask FTC to Halt Facebook's Acquisition of WhatsApp Social giant's practices said to violate WhatsApp privacy policy

A group of privacy organizations are calling for the Federal Trade Commission to investigate and halt Facebook's $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp. In a complaint filed Thursday, the Electronic Privacy Information…

March 7, 2014, 10:26 AM EST

Consumer Confidence in Online Privacy Hits 3-Year Low Most afraid of businesses, not government

The more consumers learn about how businesses track them online, the more worried they are about protecting their online privacy. In fact, consumer online trust has hit a three-year low,…

January 28, 2014, 10:04 AM EST

The Hawks and Doves of Washington's Privacy Debate Which government officials will influence data privacy in 2014?

Ever since Edward Snowden's revelations about government surveillance, every day has been data privacy day in Washington. But Tuesday is the official day Congress designated in 2009 to raise consumer…

January 28, 2014, 6:01 AM EST

Facebook Facing Class Action Suit Over Privacy California lawsuit alleges social net mined users' private messages

Facebook is starting off the year under fire once again for allegations that it has violated its users' privacy. Two Facebook users have filed against the social network for using…

January 3, 2014, 12:20 PM EST

Government Report Calls For Comprehensive Privacy Law Consumers should have more information, control over personal data

A new report on consumer privacy from the Government Accountability Office concludes that there ought to be a comprehensive federal law governing the collection, use and sale of personal information…

November 20, 2013, 2:52 PM EST

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