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Should Web Privacy Rules Really Be Subjected to a 'Multi-Stakeholder Process'?
2012-04-05 11:52:50

...And what in the world is a Multi-Stakeholder Process? Opinion/Editorial provided by Jedidiah Becker for RedOrbit.com By now most casual followers of tech news are familiar with the Obama administration's imaginative digital addendum to the first ten amendments announced in late February, cleverly christened with the smarmy sobriquet the “Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights” (CPBR). The purported purpose of the executive report — the ponderous official title of...

Lawmakers, ACLU Expressing Outrage Over Facebook Password Job Interview Requests
2012-03-24 07:09:17

The controversy surrounding employers or universities asking for Facebook passwords or similar content has drawn the attention of the social network, civil rights groups, members of the US Senate, and even union officials overseas, according to press releases and various media reports published this week. The practice was brought to light thanks to an article by Manuel Valdes and Shannon Mcfarland of the Associated Press (AP), which told the story of a New York statistician who was asked...

Facebook Making Changes To Its Privacy Policy
2012-03-23 12:03:13

Brett Smith for RedOrbit.com The website that has helped to sustain the momentum of the Arab Spring for over a year is now facing a prolonged protest of its own. Facebook has been confronted by privacy concerns once again this week as the site´s users were asked to react to proposed changes for its Privacy Policy. The newly proposed privacy policy, which has been renamed the Data Use Policy, is being view by some as an attempt at transparency rather than an attempt at protecting...


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