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Topic: Privacy

California Paves the Way for Privacy

Taking the reins on behalf of the nation

If not for California, consumer privacy law would be at a complete standstill. Despite Google’s recent move to sell and embed user endorsements in advertising and Facebook’s decision to make users’…

Big Data Added $156 Billion in Revenue to Economy Last Year [Updated]

With new study, DMA aims to shape privacy debate in Washington

Responding to growing Washington attacks on data brokers, the Direct Marketing Association is mounting its biggest defense by unveiling a new study Monday during its annual conference in Chicago. The…

Google's New Ads Will Include Familiar Faces

Search giant follows a Facebook tactic that has alarmed privacy advocates

Meet the new face of Google advertising: You. The search giant, in the grand tradition of social advertising pioneered by Facebook, will plaster users’ profile photos from Google+  next to brands…

Mozilla Decision Harms More Than Just Advertisers

If cookies get blocked, the Internet will become far more costly to consumers

If technology ideologues don’t start heeding the warnings of the businesses that pay for the Internet’s incredible diversity, consumers worldwide will soon be left holding a bill that they didn’t…

Telecom Firms Form Privacy Coalition

Washington insiders Leibowitz and Bono Mack are co-chairs

As privacy and data security heat up on Capitol Hill in the wake of news over the National Security Agency's surveillance programs, a group of the nation's largest telecommunications companies…

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…

Apple Releases Some National Security Request Data

Joins Microsoft and Facebook in quantifying requests

Apple joined Microsoft and Facebook on Monday in releasing data about the number of national security requests it received, bundled into a total number of law enforcement requests. Google and the…

Facebook and Microsoft Reveal Some National Security Data

But government restricts level of detail

For the first time, the government gave Facebook and Microsoft permission to disclose top line data about the national security-related requests they received, both companies said in blog posts Friday…

Cameras in Your Cable Box?

No way, says one lawmaker who introduces new bill

Cameras in your cable box? No way, said Rep. Michael Capuano (D-Mass.), who has introduced a new bill that would stop technology and TV video services from monitoring viewing using…

New Reports of Government Surveillance Escalate Privacy Debate

Has the administration run roughshod over the public's rights?

Microsoft might want to rethink running those ads that boast, "Your privacy is our priority." A stunning report in the Washington Post that says that the government, under the auspices of the…

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