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  • EU Calls for Closer Look at Privacy and Social Networks
    An arm of the European Union Tuesday called for a closer look at whether practices at social networking sites violate users' privacy. In a 32-page report, "Security Issues and Recommendatio ...
  • MySpace's 'HyperTargeting' Ad Program Off To A Strong Start
    While touting early results of MySpace's behavioral ad platform, which launched last month, FIM Chief Revenue Officer Michael Barrett also assured a packed room at the UBS 35th Annual Glob ...
  • Just An Online Minute... Advocates Rally For Web Anonymity
    This weekend, The New York Times condemned Yahoo for having revealed the identities of two Chinese dissidents to the authorities, resulting in their jailing.... ...
  • Facebook Turnaround On Privacy Could Signal Wave of Change
    Facebook's U-turn late last week on publishing information about members' purchases could mark the beginning of a wave of changes to online ad techniques. European regulators are expected to announ ...
  • Right-Thinking Data Use?
    I work in the data-based customer insight business. We have three cardinal rules around how data can be used: 1) It must be used in a way that is actiuve ...
  • Search And The Moral Imperative
    Large corporations continue to compile ever-larger databases of our personal information. China's irresistible economic pull causes organizations and governments to tactfully overlook moral objections. Facebook tells my friends if ...
  • Just An Online Minute... Facebook Opts-In To Handling Privacy Concerns
    Facebook late last night agreed to fix the most glaring privacy problem posed by its new Beacon program, which tells members about their friends' online purchases. ...
  • Facebook Revamps Beacon Program Amid Protests
    Facebook capitulated to MoveOn.org protesters late Thursday evening, announcing that it would require users' opt-in consent to the Beacon program. Confronted with growing resistance to its new ad program sa ...
  • Just An Online Minute... Facebook Mulls Beacon Revamp?
    After three weeks of increasingly loud protests, Facebook is reportedly considering retooling its controversial Beacon program, which notifies members about their friends' purchases. ...
  • Just An Online Minute... Amazon Ruling Scores One For Privacy
    In a sweeping ruling, a federal court in Wisconsin said that the government isn't entitled to view Amazon's records of book purchasers to investigate whether an online seller has evad ...
  • Privacy Groups Ready FTC Complaint Against Facebook
    Adding to the backlash against Facebook's new advertising programs, privacy groups are preparing to file complaints with the Federal Trade Commission against the social networking site. The digital civil righ ...
  • Just An Online Minute... Facebook's 'Fix' Really Isn't
    Confronted with mounting complaints and negative press coverage, Facebook reached out to the media yesterday to say that the company had changed its controversial Beacon program, which notifies people's frien ...
  • EU Vows To Review Targeted Advertising
    Targeted advertising is once again under the microscope after the European Union's regulators vowed to review recent developments in the industry. "This is a very hot topic that can ...
  • Facebook's Dangerous Data Game
    More than 13,000 Facebook users have signed a petition against the new advertising practices laid out by the company a few weeks ago. An opt-out recommendation system that sends notic ...
  • Just An Online Minute... Opt-Outs Don't Solve Facebook Privacy Fiasco
    The more details that emerge about Facebook's Beacon platform, the worse an idea it seems. It's glaringly obvious that the new program -- which alerts people's friends of their onli ...
  • EU Examines Behavioral Targeting, Privacy
    As online advertising comes under greater scrutiny in the United States, European authorities reportedly are also preparing to take a closer look at whether some marketing techniques violate privacy. T ...
  • MoveOn Protests Facebook Privacy Issues
    Liberal advocacy organization MoveOn.org said that a protest group it started Tuesday to stop Facebook from revealing members' online purchases had swelled to 6,000 by Wednesday. Specifically, MoveOn is protesti ...
  • Just An Online Minute... Beacon Fuels Privacy Gripes
    As predicted, Facebook's two-week-old "Beacon" program, which publicizes users' purchases at e-commerce sites to their friends, is already drawing privacy complaints. ...
  • Tracking The Do-Not-Track Debate: Pro
    Try to see this from the layman's point of view. If you follow me around the mall and write down everything I look at I'll A) be annoyed and ...
  • And Con...
    Cookie tracking happens behind the scenes -- it's not comparable to being physically followed. A better analogy would be if the mall installed cameras and someone noted where people parke ...
  • Is Do-Not-Track The Answer?
    Typically, I pose a question in the title of my column and then take 800 to 1,000 words to answer it. Today, I'll use just one (well, technically I'm ...
  • Report: Facebook Ads Break NY Law
    The New York Times' Saul Hansell opened a can of worms yesterday when he pointed out that Facebook's new advertising approach--which is to have friends basically advertise products and servic ...
  • Facebook's Beacon Raises Privacy Concerns
    Facebook yesterday revealed its new three-pronged advertising strategy to mixed reviews. The most common reaction among bloggers was one of confusion--particularly with regard to Beacon, the program that "empowers" use ...
  • Just An Online Minute... So The Commercial Begins: Facebook Looks To Members As Brand Advocates
    As industry executives convened in Washington, D.C. last week to debate whether behavioral targeting techniques violate privacy, Facebook was prepping a new initiative that makes anxieties about serving people a ...
  • Congress Calls For Hearing On GoogleClick Deal
    Republican Congress members Tuesday called for a hearing into whether Google's proposed $3.1 billion buyout of DoubleClick would compromise Web users' privacy. ...
  • Privacy Mavens Leery Of Latest Targeted Ad Launches
    A flurry of online advertising initiatives unveiled this week have some privacy advocates renewing calls for government regulation. Social network Facebook is expected to offer a new program that wi ...
  • FTC Town Hall Meeting Raises Questions On Regulation
    The difficulty in pinpointing damage caused by delivering ads to people based on the Web sites they visit leads some Internet industry executives to question whether the FTC has t ...
  • Most Consumers Are Clueless
    So I was visiting with my grandmother yesterday and the phone kept ringing off the hook.She ran to answer the phone many times, then got mad and slammed the pho ...
  • FTC Chief Floats Online Ad Restrictions
    Federal Trade Commission Commissioner Jon Leibowitz indicated that the organization might be preparing sanctions on the online advertising industry with regard to its user-tracking practices. "When you're surfing the Interne ...
  • Just An Online Minute... Disclosure 2.0: Privacy Notices For Empowered Consumers?
    Call it "Disclosure 2.0." That's the term Internet guru Esther Dyson used today to describe a new type of privacy notice that might be coming to the online marketing wo ...