All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Privacy Policy’

New Snapchat Terms Should Scare You … If You’re Unfamiliar with Social Media Terms

New Snapchat Terms Should Scare You … If You’re Unfamiliar with Social Media Terms

Snapchat just unveiled a new privacy policy and Terms of Service, and since about 10% of your snaps are dick pics, you’re likely concerned. A lot of people are. Here, look. And here. Scary? Sure, if you’re not familiar with any other social media terms agreement. Snapchat now gives itself “worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free, sublicensable, and transferable license to host, store, …

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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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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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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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Myspace Settles with FTC Over User Privacy

Myspace, the dominant social network before Facebook took over, has just settled with the Federal Trade Commission over user privacy issues, much like Facebook had in November. The FTC contended that Myspace was too vague in its explanation of user privacy, and the network is now prohibited from further instances of this sort of misrepresentation. Myspace also has submitted to …

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Google Faces Class-Action Suit: Violation of Privacy

Yes, more complaints over Google’s new privacy policy. This time they come from consumers in New York and California who claim the new policy directly violates the old policy which claims it will not share information from one service with another, Google owned or not. Both plaintiffs bring a class-action suit against the technology representing all users holding accounts from …

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Google Refuses to Delay Imposed Privacy Policy

European Union Justice Commissioner Vivian Reding spoke this morning about the new Google privacy policy and its impact on European consumers in regard to existing privacy protections and guidelines: “The authorities of the data controllers in Europe have asked their French counterparts to analyse the new policies and they have come to the conclusion that they are deeply concerned and …

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European Union: New Google Privacy Policy Isn’t Lawful Or Fair

Upon the eve of Google’s new and controversial Privacy Policy going into effect, the tech company received a resounding rebuke from the European Union yesterday as France’s regulator said that the new policy seems to violates the EU’s rules regarding data protection. Given the possibility, CNIL, the French administrative authority that monitors how companies collect and store personal data of …

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Google Executive Chairman Warns Against Regulation

On Tuesday, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt warned regulators that technology should be allowed to develop its own solutions rather than forcing invasive privacy laws that could stifle innovation and stall foreward progress: “There’re so many new technologies that help protect privacy … that you hope the privacy regulator will never restrict that,” “[The] unintended cost of regulation is often …

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Don’t Let Google’s Privacy Policy Out You: Clear Your Web History Before March 1st

Gizmodo‘s got a helpful guide out today that steers Google users through the steps to remove your search history. You might be wondering why cleaning out your Web History is worth considering/doing right now but, lest you forget, Google’s new and dubious Privacy Policy jumps into action next Thursday, March 1, at which point all content in your Web History …

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Google’s New Privacy Policy: Danny Sullivan Provides Insight

In January, Google announced that it was overhauling its more than 60 privacy policies and replacing them with one. As Alma Whitten, Google’s Director of Privacy in Product and Engineering, wrote in the announcement, the idea is to create a “beautifully simple, intuitive user experience across Google.”

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Google’s New Privacy Policy: Who Cares?

Lately Google’s new privacy policy is the hottest news. I can’t stop hearing about it. Lawmaker’s are sending them letters, people are frightened about their personal information being stolen, and now alerts are being sent to my email making sure I understand the policies. Wow, this is a big deal! I think? What do people do on Google+ and YouTube? …

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Google’s ‘Busting Myths’ Of Microsoft’s New Ad

C’mon, you didn’t think Microsoft was going to go scott-free after those ad jabs it took at Google concerning the latter’s new privacy policy, did you? In a post this afternoon on their Public Policy Blog, Google Policy Manager Betsy Masiello (Lord, she’s had a lot of fires to put out lately) itemized a number of claims made by Microsoft’s …

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Google Buys Ads Defending, Explaining New Privacy Policy

Sometimes you hear the military or sports metaphor “the best offense is a good defense.” That would seem like a fit strategy for most situations, like those involving military and sports, but it hasn’t been working out so well for Google since they announced their new Privacy Policy last week. No, it seems that they’re tired of playing defense and …

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Anti-Google Graffiti In NYC Isn’t Your Normal Google Doodle

Google gets quite a bit of notoriety for their Google Doodles, but this is one particular Doodle that they will likely not be so proud of. According to Jeff Roberts of paidContent, graffiti of Google’s logo has been showing up around New York City with one very shaming alteration: the two Os in “Google” have been replaced by surveillance cameras. …

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Yes, Virginia, Google’s New Privacy Policy Lets You Opt Out Of Sharing Your Data

We asked, now we answer: Google’s new Privacy Policy will not force you into accepting any vampiric habits of Google to vulture information from you for the purpose of advertisements. If you don’t want them to. Since Google announced the changes to their Privacy Policy, which will go into effect this coming March, people all over the Internets have been …

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More Backlash From Google’s New Privacy Policy

More concern over Google’s announcement of new privacy policies, this time from prominent lawmaker Edward Markey. He’s demanding a probe into Google’s management of consumer data. This comes after yesterday’s issuance of a letter to Google from a group of lawmaker’s demanding clarification about consumer’s rights under the new policies. Markey

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Can Consumers Opt-Out Of Google’s New Privacy Policy?

Beginning March 1st Google will begin to monitor user’s habits, preferences, and proclivities much more closely and in a systematic fashion. The company reports that they will do this to help refine their products and deliver more effective advertising. This has a lot of users in an uproar! Now the policies have caught the attention of several U.S. lawmakers. In …

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