It’d be an exaggeration to say that tech companies are falling over themselves to protect our privacy, but you might say that it’s becoming a “social norm” for US businesses. At least, that’s what the New York Times reports, and that must be at least a sign that it’s true because it’s far from normative […]
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Hey, kids, if you want to get parents, grandparents, or aunts and uncles on Facebook, now’s a better time than ever. FB now has a privacy primer for people who are signing up for the first time. “We’ve implemented these enhancements as part of our broader effort to integrate more privacy education into the new […]
I am pleased to announce that we at ConnectSafely.org have just released the 2012 edition of our Parents’ Guide to Facebook. It’s already being translated into Arabic and Spanish. Since Release 1.0 of the Guide a little over a year ago (this one is a full 2.0), Facebook has made a lot of changes – […]
“Facebook’s handling of its user data in Ireland is legitimate,” The Register cites the just-released report of the Irish data protection commissioner’s office as saying. So basically, FB passed Europe’s privacy test (Ireland is Facebook’s international headquarters, responsible for all non-US and Canadian data since last year). “The reality was that Facebook isn’t breaching European […]
A whole lot of us know that 13 is Facebook’s minimum age, but fewer of us know that the reason for that is not kids’ online safety but a law called the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act designed to protect the privacy of kids’ data – a law administered by the Federal Trade Commission, which […]
The EU wants to give users greater control over their digital data in a media environment where control is distributed among users and between users and media companies to an unprecedented degree.
Our kids – the people who’ve never known life without the Internet – do think about their online privacy, and social technologies are actually giving them “greater control over their information,” writes Heather West at the Center for Democracy and Technology in a Wired blog. She makes an important point about privacy in the new […]