The Blackphone Project. January 27, 2015 By Toby Weir-Jones How often have you given away your private information?
If you go to a restaurant and pay the bill with a credit card, does the card ever leave your sight? If you call a taxi to pick you up at home, what happens with your name and address? If you order things online and they’re shipped to you, how many different companies get copies of that information? Habitually, we are trained by our modern world to hand over this kind of information all the time. Data Privacy Day is January 28, 2015. Now look at your smartphone. What kind of story would that information tell about you? If you’re using a smartphone or similar device for both your personal and work activities, the risk is amplified. Tech Giants, Learning the Ways of Washington, Brace for More Scrutiny. In 2012, among other victories, the industry staved off calls for federal consumer privacy legislation and successfully pushed for a revamp of an obscure law that had placed strict privacy protections on Americans’ video rental records.
It also helped achieve a stalemate on a proposed global effort to let Web users limit behavioral tracking online, using Do Not Track browser settings. But this year is likely to put that issue in the spotlight again, and bring intense negotiations between industry and consumer rights groups over whether and how to allow consumers to limit tracking. Congress is likely to revisit online security legislation — meant to safeguard critical infrastructure from attack — that failed last year.
And a looming question for Web giants will be who takes the reins of the Federal Trade Commission, the industry’s main regulator, this year. David C. At the end of 2012, tech companies were on track to have spent record amounts on lobbying for the year. 60 Minutes - Facebook. The Truth about Facebook! Google Buzz: Privacy nightmare. I know some of the technorati are losing their minds over the awesomeness that is Google Buzz , but I think that Google's making a lot of Facebook's privacy and opt-in mistakes right out of the gate, and it's going to bite it big-time, if it doesn't fix it pronto.
I, for one, have already opted out of the entire endeavor. That, right there, is bad behavior, and given all the hue and cry about Facebook's inexorable attempts to expose everything about its users to the entire world, Google ought to know better. Privacy Center. There are many different ways you can use our services – to search for and share information, to communicate with other people or to create new content.
Internet privacy is a subset of computer privacy. Privacy concerns have been articulated from the beginnings of large scale computer sharing. Privacy can entail either Personally Identifying Information (PII) or non-PII information such as a site visitor's behavior on a website. PII refers to any information that can be used to identify an individual. For example, age and physical address alone could identify who an individual is without explicitly disclosing their name, as these two factors are unique enough to typically identify a specific person. Levels of privacy People with only a casual concern for Internet privacy need not achieve total anonymity. Privacy and the Internet: Traveling in Cyberspace Safely. Copyright © 1995 - 2014Privacy Rights Clearinghouse Introduction Introduction As consumers increasingly go online in so many aspects of their daily lives, the challenge is enjoy the conveniences of online activities while limiting the privacy sacrifices.
As the focus of online activity migrates from desktop and laptop computers to smartphones and other mobile devices, the mechanisms for protecting your privacy continue to evolve. Privacy, Facebook and the Future of the Internet. Today is the 3rd annual international Data Privacy Day and a whole bunch of companies are listed on the organization's website as participants.
See also: Facebook's round-up of other peoples' statements about privacy today on its blog.