Google has told the UK High Court that it isn’t subject to UK privacy laws because it’s a U.S. company. Google is in court because it danced around security settings on the Apple iPhone and collected some users’ personal information through Safari.
Remember years ago when the first noises were being made about protecting your data online, a lot of naysayers would respond “If you’re not doing anything wrong, you have nothing to be afraid of”? Keep tellin’ yourself that, pilgrim!
As Facebook Graph Search is being rolled out to it user base, it’s important to be aware of the “searchable” content you post. Public information is sure to show up in search queries and may create problems if you are posting content on Facebook that you don’t necessarily want the world to see. In this [...]
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The Electronic Frontier Foundation’s annual Who Has Your Back? report lauds a number of major companies for their efforts to help preserve user privacy and report to the public the extent of their cooperation with government groups.
In today’s digital world, communications and consumers move quicker than ever before. Once something is said or done, it’s hard to put that genie back in the lamp, so to speak. As king of the imagery hill, Pinterest naturally faces a lot of challengers – but by voicing certain shortcomings of the site they may [...]
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Updated Post Yesterday afternoon, Miranda Miller of Search Engine Watch broke the news about how some Facebook app developers are exploiting the private information of social media users. In her article, she relates the story of Bogomil Shopov, an Internet marketer and blogger. On October 23, Shopov posted to his blog about a deal he spotted [...]
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When it comes to social networking, one golden rule seems to apply: If you share it with Facebook, you share it with the world. Whether or not Facebook makes it crystal clear, the onus is on the user to protect their personal information. This fact was plainly demonstrated over the weekend and confirmed by Facebook. [...]
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#SocialChat is a weekly discussion of the best practices in Social Media Marketing hosted every Monday night at 9:00 p.m. Eastern by Alan K’necht (@aknecht) of Digital Always Media and me (@SocialMichelleR). We started the chat in January of 2011, and since then it has become an event that many of our core participants look [...]
You may recall the announcement recently about Google’s agreeing to pay a $ 22.5 million fine because it violated the privacy of users of Apple’s Safari browser. That’s one expensive mistake the search giant doesn’t want to repeat. You can check out the listing for the Data Privacy Engineer, Privacy Red Team if that’s up your alley – or if you’re interested in seeing what Google has learned from its privacy debacle. Privacy Red Team members independently identify, research, and help resolve potential privacy risks across all of our products, services, and business processes in place today,…
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