Category Archives: Privacy

Google ‘Red Team’ To Test Product Privacy

Google for years has said that it takes privacy very seriously, but the company’s recent $22.5 million settlement with the Federal Trade Commission for breaking privacy promises and its commitment last year to endure 20 years of FTC privacy audits following “deceptive privacy practices” is pushing the company to take privacy with new, improved seriousness

via Google ‘Red Team’ To Test Product Privacy – Security – Privacy – Informationweek.

LinkedIn Hurries to Address Privacy Spat

LinkedIn will make changes to a “social advertising” feature that sparked criticism for using members’ names and photographs in advertisements on its website.

After a day of mounting criticism, the social networking service said in a blog post Thursday that it had been “listening” to its users and “could have communicated” its intentions with the new ad feature more clearly. As a result, it said, it will change how the advertisements appear.

via LinkedIn Hurries to Address Privacy Spat.

The Link Between Recent Privacy ‘Breaches’

Facebook has been the subject of intense scrutiny over privacy concerns…again. Or, is it still? Facebook is not alone, however, as Twitter and Android have also been recent targets of privacy ire. Each of these privacy incidents has something else in common as well–they are a result of relationships with third-parties that users have approved.

via The Link Between Recent Privacy ‘Breaches’.