Tag Archives: privacy

Better Advertising backs self-regulation

Better Advertising has a new web site. Check it out. Also, our corporate blog is up. The current post outlines the three pillars of behavioral targeting self-regulation: Education, to empower consumers Transparency, to make clear who is doing what to … Continue reading

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Exploring privacy

The title of this post is also the title of the first of three public roundtable discussions by the FTC focused on privacy online. The Federal Trade Commission will host a series of day-long public roundtable discussions to explore the … Continue reading

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Do social networks care about your privacy?

Following my post yesterday on Twitter having to think carefully about privacy, a friend pointed me to a study that shows how social networks leak deep personal information, allowing third parties to combine what you do with who you are. … Continue reading

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Twitter gets in the privacy game

TechCrunch saw Twitter re-writing all links to point to their site. Great idea as it gives them wonderful data. Potentially bad idea from a privacy standpoint if they do anything more than count how many times a link is clicked. … Continue reading

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Even Opt-In is Not Safe

mocoNews continues the coverage of the FTC complaint by consumer privacy groups against the mobile industry. But where consumer groups see a threat to privacy, companies see a user experience they claim can be managed by giving the consumer the … Continue reading

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Let’s Be Smarter About Privacy

I don’t know what it would take for history not to repeat itself. The story goes something like this… Company X figures out a cool new way to collect and analyze lots of data for the purposes of better ad … Continue reading

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