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Topic: Privacy

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…

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,…

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…

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…

Even Millennials Worry About Their Online Past

Their friends are spilling secrets

With social networking on the rise, people have quickly come to realize that keeping their private lives private is increasingly out of their hands. A survey by JWT found that…

ANA's Liodice Warns Business to Collaborate More

Notes that some guidance can help industry find its way forward

If there was any doubt that Washington has more influence over the ad industry than ever, just check out Bob Liodice’s opening statement before the Association of National Advertisers' annual…

Sen. Pryor Talks Privacy, Food Guidelines to Ad Biz

He's OK with self-regulation, but worries about bad actors

Advertisers need to be vigilant about self-regulation if they want to keep Washington out of their business. That was the message delivered by Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.), the new chairman…

Google Glass Stirs Up Privacy Debate in D.C.

Google says it's still too early

Several stories are popping up on news sites stirring up privacy panic over Google Glass, a sort of wearable smartphone. While the glasses look relatively unassuming on the user and…

There Is a Good Chance You Are Being Tracked While You Shop

Sen. Franken finds it troubling

Euclid, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based start-up that tracks consumer shopping habits in stores via their WiFi enabled smart phones has run smack dab into the ongoing privacy debate in Washington about…

IAB Escalates Attack on Firefox Privacy Browser

Says new version will hurt small businesses on the Internet

The Interactive Advertising Bureau escalated its attack on Mozilla for its new Firefox browser that blocks third-party cookies by default, cutting ad networks dead in their tracks. Since late last month…

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