Tag Archives: privacy

FB slips new data use policy for review the night before Thanksgiving

Well, FB is at it again. They mailed users at 11 p.m. on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving with an update to the [Data Governance documents](https://www.facebook.com/notes/facebook-site-governance/proposed-updates-to-our-governing-documents/10152304935685301). You can leave any comments by 9:00 AM PST on November 28, 2012. Continue reading FB slips new data use policy for review the night before Thanksgiving

Facedeals stirring up privacy concerns

[Facedeals](http://redpepperland.com/lab/details/facedeals) has been getting attention lately for a new technology that uses FB data to match video of customers coming into shops and determine identity and likes, then send customers contextualized coupons for that store. There are many concerns coming from privacy advocates and even FB is keeping silent on this. Continue reading Facedeals stirring up privacy concerns

Tracking in your browser with site cookies, how to monitor, how to stop it

[DuckDuckGo](http://donttrack.us/) has a well worthwhile explanation of what is going on that any heavy user of internet traffic who is privacy minded, or even privacy curious, should read. The fact that these profiles are being sold to the likes of insurance companies is *outrageous*. The link also displays some helpful tools to add to your browser toolbox to combat it. I want to delve a bit into another one not on the site. Continue reading Tracking in your browser with site cookies, how to monitor, how to stop it

EFF study on social networking policies for handing over data

I just read an interesting study from the [EFF](https://www.eff.org/) which [surveyed] (https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/01/social-media-and-law-enforcement-who-gets-what) the policies regarding sensitive data handover to agencies that come asking for it. Sobering reading. Continue reading EFF study on social networking policies for handing over data