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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...

White House Unveils Online Privacy Bill Of Rights
2012-02-23 12:31:44

The Obama administration today unveiled a new online bill of rights intended to protect consumers´ privacy and protect their personal data when surfing the Web. The measure has already received support from a number of top Internet and tech companies such as Apple, Google, Microsoft and Amazon, which have pledged to provide more information on how data will be gathered and used before apps are downloaded. The Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights are a set of guidelines that would allow...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'