Tags: Internet, privacy
Internet Privacy Policies Inadequate: “The Federal Trade Commission had some sharp words for Internet companies Thursday, saying that they are not explaining to their users clearly enough what information they collect about them and how they use it for advertising.“
Tags: celebrities, media, privacy, Rihanna
LA Times Doesn’t Care About Rihanna’s Privacy: “Most newspapers protected her identity as they would any victim of domestic violence. The LA Times decided to run her name as the victim of the crime.”
Obviously the LAT cared more for their bottom line than protecting a victim of domestic violence.
Tags: privacy, RFID, technology
Man Clones Passport RFIDs: “Using inexpensive off-the-shelf components, an information security expert has built a mobile platform that can clone large numbers of the unique electronic identifiers used in US passport cards and next generation drivers licenses.”
Tags: cell phones, privacy, technology
Nokia Wants to Know Where You Are: “The company is developing devices that’ll track your position or any items that you own–everywhere you go.”
This could be very good or very bad…
Tags: frisking, police, privacy, Supreme Court
Supreme Court Okays Frisking Car Passengers: “The Supreme Court ruled Monday that police officers have leeway to frisk a passenger in a car stopped for a traffic violation even if nothing indicates the passenger has committed a crime or is about to do so.”
Isn’t this the opposite of innocent until proven guilty?
Tags: holidays, privacy
I Didn’t Know That This Holiday Existed: Happy Data Privacy Day!
That being said, I’m not sure if there’s much to celebrate, considering all of the hackings that have taken place lately.
Tags: privacy, videos, YouTube
Nice to know that the White House is so responsive to complaints.
Tags: information, intelligence, military, privacy
Military Info Found on Used MP3 Player: Incredible. Just how lax can the U.S. government be with soldiers’ information?
Tags: civil liberties, government, privacy, US
Go Figure: Government fails on civil liberties.
Tags: babies, DNA, government, privacy, US
National DNA Bill Largely Unnoticed: Why does the federal government want to screen all newborn babies’ DNA?
Tags: department of education, education, privacy
DOE expands privacy rules for students: Goes against media and first amendment groups.
Tags: brain, neuroscience, privacy
Japanese scientists are able to show thoughts and dreams on-screen.
Private thoughts will no longer be private, it seems. Big Brother wants to know your thoughts.
Tags: business, privacy
Sony gets sued over kids’ privacy.
“The civil suit, which seeks unspecified monetary penalties, said Sony Music was in violation of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule, which is enforced by the Federal Trade Commission.”
Tags: browsers, Firefox, Internet, privacy
Yippee, latest trial version of Firefox has privacy mode feature: surf the web without activity being recorded on your computer.
Tags: computers, printers, privacy
READ LETTERS WITHOUT REMOVING THEM FROM ENVELOPES: UK researches discover inkjet printer ink transfers to envelop.
Tags: privacy, UK
PRIVACY TO END IN 2013? UK report.
“Privacy will be available but only to those who can afford to pay for it. For most people, privacy will end in 2013, or a little beyond that.”