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Is The iPad Secure Enough For The Workplace?

Everything’s coming up roses for Apple Inc with reports of 3 million iPads sold within 80 days of its release. By 2010, Kaufman Brothers analyst Shaw Wu says the company might sell 9.7 million units of the device. According to a recent Bloomberg wire piece, iPads are starting to penetrate the corporate marketplace, with reports […]

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Will “Paying” Consumers For Their Data Head Off Privacy Worries?

Online privacy concerns may continue to mount in the U.S. and Europe, but some marketers think they have the solution: “Pay” consumers for their personal data with an item of perceived value. It’s a simple idea that’s as basic as the tried-and-true direct marketing formula: if you want information from consumers, just ask – but […]

Online Privacy Concerns Spread To Europe

The controversy surrounding a potential online privacy bill which attempts to partially regulate the use of behavioral targeting has not yet abated in the U.S. and it is now spreading to Europe. A few days ago, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) in London published a market study of behavioral advertising, saying that “more could […]

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A Recap of Facebook Privacy Changes and What the Latest Chapter Teaches Us

Facebook’s privacy gaffes have created a great deal of fodder for news sites and blogs over the past few years, but being called out on a constant basis seemed to have little impact on the way they handle their users’ private data. The timeline below shows the evolution of Facebook’s privacy policies over the past […]

Facebook Isn’t Evil, We’re Just Naive

So Facebook is no stranger to privacy criticism. But between trying to become the default social web and Mark Zuckerberg declaring the end of privacy, the social network is coming under more fire than ever. In fact, accusing Facebook of being drunk on dreams of world domination, Wired’s own Ryan Singel recently put out a […]

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Is Facebook Or Google The Lesser Of Two Evils?

Google made recent headlines when they announced that while cruising around different neighborhoods to collect photographs for Street View, they had inadvertently collected private information from various Wi-Fi networks that were unencrypted. Like their previous step into hot water with privacy advocates when they published a bit too much Buzz information, Google was quick to […]

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Facebook Acts Like Users No Longer Care About Privacy

For some reason, Facebook can’t seem to keep out of the news when it comes to privacy issues. Unlike recent issues, the latest event comes from a software glitch rather than a poor policy choice. This month, capping a long string of recent security and privacy blunders, Facebook allowed users to see the private chats […]

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No About Face for Privacy

Facebook has taken quite a bit of heat over privacy concerns lately. Back in November of 2009 it was found that a Flash vulnerability could allow an attacker to steal all of a user’s personal information. Before that, users protested en masse to the Terms of Use change that allowed the social networking site to […]

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User Awarness Key to Privacy with Location Apps

Television advertising is often seen as a measure of mainstream acceptance online technology. It is clear that location based mobile applications have arrived after Foursquare’s  20 second commercial run on the Bravo network. Foursquare, an app where users share their location with friends through a “check-in”, is one of a sudden glut of location apps […]

Facebook: Ready for privacy or profits

What exactly does Facebook have up its sleeve? If you have been on the social media site lately you have surely noticed founder Mark Zuckerberg’s open letter to the members of Facebook about the forthcoming removal of regional networks from the site and plans to implement changes to their privacy policies. Here’s the full text […]