Topic: online privacy

Twitter Ups Lobbying Effort in Washington Company bows Twitter#PAC

Twitter is looking to increase its clout in Washington, forming a political action committee called Twitter#PAC. Until now, Twitter's presence in Washington has been low-key—unlike Google, Facebook and other Silicon Valley…

August 12, 2013, 10:34 AM EDT

House Subcommittee Starts Work on Online Privacy Reps. Blackburn and Welch to co-chair bipartisan working group

A House subcommittee is beginning work on online privacy issues the way most things in Washington are done: by forming a committee. Rep. Lee Terry (R-Nev.), chairman of the House…

August 1, 2013, 6:02 PM EDT

Do Not Track Advocate Mozilla Supports Some Tracking Advertisers see Web company's move as ironic

Mozilla is taking an "everyone but me" approach to Do Not Track. While the browser company is working on a plan to block third-party cookies from tracking people's Web activity,…

July 25, 2013, 2:42 PM EDT

Turmoil Surfaces in the Do Not Track Group Process disagreement may derail goal of consensus

Few participants in the W3C's tracking protection working group are happy with the way things are going. And now a controversy around process has erupted just as the group is…

July 19, 2013, 12:12 PM EDT

W3C Group Rejects Industry Do Not Track Proposal Consensus elusive as adoption deadline nears

The advertising industry suffered a setback late last night when the Tracking Protection Working Group of the World Wide Web Consortium rejected the Digital Advertising Alliance's draft proposal for a…

July 16, 2013, 9:56 AM EDT

Facebook Reports Privacy Breach Contact information for 6 million accounts exposed

How about this for rotten timing. Privacy is in the headlines and Facebook had to fess up to a privacy breach. Tonight, the social network reported that it discovered a…

June 21, 2013, 9:47 PM EDT

Mozilla Moves Ahead With Do Not Track Browser IAB calls the move a 'nuclear first strike'

Much to the disappointment of the digital advertising establishment, Mozilla is going ahead with plans to automatically block third-party cookie tracking in its Firefox browser. Mozilla first announced its Do Not…

June 19, 2013, 7:37 PM EDT

Google: We Have a Right to Publish Security Requests Petitions FISA on First Amendment grounds

Saying that its reputation and business has been harmed by false reports in the media that the government had direct access to its data, Google petitioned the U.S. Foreign Intelligence…

June 19, 2013, 9:40 AM EDT

Yahoo Also Discloses Number of Requests From Feds Joins Apple, Microsoft and Facebook in campaign to look transparent

Yahoo became the latest company to disclose the number of requests for user data it received from law enforcement, a number that includes the number of national security requests it…

June 18, 2013, 8:27 AM EDT

FTC's Privacy Guru Named Head of Bureau of Consumer Protection Appointment signals privacy will continue to be a commission priority

Jessica Rich, a 20-year Federal Trade Commission career attorney and expert in privacy, data and identity protection, and new technologies was named the new director of the agency's bureau of…

June 17, 2013, 4:10 PM EDT