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Rockefeller Goes On a Do Not Track Rant in Hearing Advertisers have tough time defending self-regulation

Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) started and ended the Do Not Track hearing off with a rant, one that anyone who attended the commerce chairman’s previous seven privacy hearings knows all…

April 24, 2013, 5:30 PM EDT

Privacy Groups to FTC: Don't Delay Coppa [Updated] Orgs accuse IAB, Apps Alliance of stalling implementation

The Federal Trade Commission is getting quite an earful over the pending July 1 implementation date for the updates to the children's online privacy laws. On Monday, a request for…

April 23, 2013, 11:13 AM EDT

Digital Ad Biz to Defend Self-Regulation at Do Not Track Hearing Privacy groups complain progress is too slow

The Do Not Track privacy hearing called by Sen. Jay Rockefeller for Wednesday before the commerce committee is bound to feature some fireworks. That's because Rockefeller has shown himself to be…

April 22, 2013, 4:32 PM EDT

New Microsoft Privacy Campaign Promotes Consumer Control Campaign will stir debate over Do Not Track

Microsoft is once again marketing its brand as the "good guy" privacy company. The new campaign, for Microsoft's Do Not Track browser, plugs right into consumer fears that their privacy…

April 22, 2013, 6:00 AM EDT

House Passes Controversial Cyber Security Bill for Second Time Privacy hawks vow to fight bill as it heads to Senate

Despite a veto threat by President Obama and a vigorous campaign by privacy hawks, the House of Representatives easily passed a controversial cyber security bill that would make it easier…

April 18, 2013, 2:19 PM EDT

Facebook Partners With State Attorneys General for Privacy Education Sheryl Sandberg will appear in 19 PSAs

Facebook has more than once been accused of privacy missteps, but now the social network is trying to turn around that image by partnering with the National Association of Attorneys…

April 15, 2013, 11:28 AM EDT

Loads of Companies Are Violating Children's Privacy Requesting more time to comply

Children’s privacy is so sensitive that all it took for kids game Mobbles to pre-emptively pull its app last December was a complaint filed with the Federal Trade Commission by…

April 14, 2013, 11:06 PM EDT

Facebook Tries to Get Ahead of Privacy Concerns Over Home App doesn't do anything the social net doesn't already, it says

Facebook is trying to get ahead of the privacy debate over Facebook Home, the social network's new skin that turns Android phones into Facebook phones. In a Q&A released Friday evening,…

April 6, 2013, 3:29 PM EDT

Microsoft Plays the Privacy Fool Who wouldn't want a personal cloaking device?

Riffing off the controversy over its Do Not Track browser, Microsoft came up with something new for the tinfoil hat club: The Do Not Tracksuit. With his tongue firmly planted in…

April 1, 2013, 9:35 AM EDT

This Woman Is Keeping Online Ad Companies on Their Toes The enforcer

The future of online behavioral advertising may lie in the hands of Genie Barton. As vp, director of the Council of Better Business Bureaus’ online behavioral advertising and mobile marketing…

March 25, 2013, 10:00 PM EDT