Google's Eric Schmidt said in a recent interview that
Google+ users should be not be anonymous since it would be better "if we had an
accurate notion that you were a real person as opposed to a dog, or a fake
person, or a spammer." Schmidt's comments thoughts reinforce one of my...
Effective in December 2011 OnStar GPS navigation-and-emergency-services
collect vehicle data for those customers who terminate their agreements .
The 10 page OnStar
Privacy Statement states that:
the Data Connection to your Vehicle is deactivated, data about your Vehicle...
A report in the Financial Times
that Alibaba might take over Yahoo! has raised privacy fears. Jack Ma's
(Alibaba founder & former Google employee) recent comment about the
prospect that Alibaba was interested in Yahoo! set off privacy group alarms as
reported by the Financial Times:
The June 2011 issue of Consumer
Reports included an article that Facebook
has more than 7.5 million children as users which apparently is violating
the 1998 Children's Online Privacy
Protection Act (COPPA) which precludes children under 13 from using
websites and in particular to join Facebook...
My eCommerce Times column for
October is entitled " Shore
it. Actually it was published the same day as my blog that more
than 7.5 million children under 13 are on Facebook . Since the Federal Trade Commission...
Today everybody carries GPS devices
in their phones (and tablets), but few people consider that our personal
privacy may be compromised as a result. In November the US Supreme Court will
hear argument ( US v.
Jones ) as to whether the drug suspect's Constitutional right to privacy was
US citizens expect the Department of
Homeland Security (DHS) to protect the country from potential threats, but the
that DHS will monitor Twitter & Facebook will surely cause privacy
advocates great concern. Social Media has been used extensively in the
After the US government filed
charges that Facebook violated US privacy law, Facebook finally
confessed that it failed to protect the privacy of its 800 million active
users. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) welcomes the public to submit comments
on the settlement through December 30, 2011 .