Posts Tagged ‘privacy’

Public’s loss of privacy translates into big profits for online companies

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Unlike most aspects of the financial crisis, it’s fairly easy to understand the Goldman Sach’s debacle. The company put its own interests ahead of its clients by encouraging them to invest in a mortgage product that the bank itself had bet would fail. But while politicians, the public, and the media take aim at the […]

Facebook is Betting Against its Users, by John H. Clippinger

Friday, June 4th, 2010

Note: This piece was originally published at the Huffington Post Facebook is at it again: Here are our new privacy settings. Trust us, we will take care of you. After its privacy practices have been roundly criticized by the New York Times, a chorus of users, Silicon Valley insiders and privacy advocates, Facebook doubles down its privacy […]

FTC Roundtable Explores Online Privacy

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Can there be security and privacy online after the fact? That was the question posed at a March 17th public roundtable on consumer privacy sponsored by the Federal Trade Commission. The roundtable brought together academics, industry experts and government officials to discuss the challenges of building a secure and authenticated layer for the Internet on […]