All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Privacy Policies’

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 practicable,” provide app users with short form notices about what data an app collects and who it will be shared …

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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 boilerplate. While it did its job, it does not give a clear picture on how we actually approach user privacy. …

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Verizon Highlights Its Privacy Policy in the Wake of Windows Phone Rumors

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’ location and web browsing data, and Microsoft isn’t budging on user privacy. Though neither Verizon nor Microsoft have verified the …

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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 change globally earlier this year. It essentially consolidated a number of policies into one major policy to encompass most of …

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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 if highly personal information is shared haphazardly. In the past week the company has updated its privacy policy, and today …

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LinkedIn Updates its Privacy Policy

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 more control over where their data can be viewed. Eric Heath, the director of legal for product at LinkedIn, announced …

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Why No One Reads (And Never Will Read) Privacy Policies

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 of 2012 that nobody laughed at. Still, every time a new story concerning a privacy policy breaks, I never fail …

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