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NTIA Introduces Mobile App Code of Conduct For Privacy NTIA Introduces Mobile App Code of Conduct For Privacy

The U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) this week announced that its stakeholder partners for an app transparency process will soon begin testing a voluntary code of conduct for mobile app privacy. The code implores app developers to, “where …

Reddit’s New Privacy Policy Is Written for Clarity, Specificity Reddit’s New Privacy Policy Is Written for Clarity, Specificity

Reddit has just announced that they have completely rewritten their privacy policy “from the ground up,” to be clearer and more accessible to the average user. “For some time now, the reddit privacy policy has been a bit of legal …

Verizon Highlights Its Privacy Policy in the Wake of Windows Phone Rumors Verizon Highlights Its Privacy Policy in the Wake of Windows Phone Rumors
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Earlier today rumors surfaced that Windows Phone 8 devices scheduled to be sold and used on Verizon’s network might be delayed or even cancelled. The story is that Verizon wants more access to Windows 8 smartphones, to better collect users’ …

EU Will Tell Google To “Unravel” Its Privacy Policy On Tuesday [Report] EU Will Tell Google To “Unravel” Its Privacy Policy On Tuesday [Report]

According to a report from the Guardian out today, Google will be told on Tuesday to “unravel” the changes it made to its European privacy policy earlier this year. As you may know, the company launched a major privacy policy …

LinkedIn Addresses Mobile Calendar Privacy Concerns LinkedIn Addresses Mobile Calendar Privacy Concerns

Social networks have been struggling to find a balance on the issue of privacy for years, and LinkedIn is no different. Being the social network for professional networking means privacy is especially important to LinkedIn – careers can be dashed …

LinkedIn Updates its Privacy Policy LinkedIn Updates its Privacy Policy
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LinkedIn, the social network for professional networking, announced this weekend that it will be updating its privacy policy. Starting on Thursday June 7, the company’s Privacy Policy and User Agreement will be updated for clarity and to provide LinkedIn members …

Why No One Reads (And Never Will Read) Privacy Policies Why No One Reads (And Never Will Read) Privacy Policies
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Because of all the high-profile breaches of information around shady privacy policies associated with mobile apps and Google’s public relations trouble with their recently updated, one-ring-to-rule-them-all privacy policy, it’s beginning to feel like “privacy policy” will be the internet meme …

Facebook Privacy Policy Gets “Re-imagined”
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Facebook announced today that it has started a new version of its privacy policy to make it easier to understand. I could’ve swore they did that before, but now they’re going even further. This one is relying on user feedback before the company even considers implementing it. Facebook says if users like it, they’ll consider making it the official policy. 

This is an "attempt on what a privacy policy written for you could look like," Facebok says. 

Online Consumers Value Privacy

Consumers are willing to pay extra to buy items from online retailers when they know how a retailer’s policies will protect their privacy, a new Carnegie Mellon University study shows.