CPR for Friday, June 13, 2008

Canadian domain registry enacts new privacy policy
CBC.ca – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
By Paul Jay CBC News The group that oversees Canada’s dot-ca registry introduced a new privacy policy this week to balance the rights of domain name

CIRA Launches New Privacy Policy
Web Host Industry Review – USA
This protection of the Internet privacy rights of Canadians is just one of the advantages .ca registration offers, says the CIRA, which decided to develop

BCTC continues surveillance even as privacy probe launched
Globe and Mail – Canada
Residents say that affidavits, e-mails, photo and video describing them and their actions opposing the project violate their privacy and are being used by

Privacy vs. Profit on the Internet
This isn’t the first time privacy and advertising have clashed online. Last year, Facebook started an ad program in which it would tell your friends if you

Facebook apps users sacrifice privacy for laughs
TECH.BLORGE.com – Sydney,Australia
Beyond that, users who choose to keep profiles private (in hopes of maintaining privacy, no doubt) still volunteer their information to the developers of

California lawmaker puts Google on notice about missing link to
Computerworld – Framingham,MA,USA
By Jaikumar Vijayan June 12, 2008 (Computerworld) A California lawmaker has joined the chorus of voices urging Google Inc. to include a link to its privacy

Court stops privacy for livestock database
FCW.com – Falls Church,VA,USA
On June 4, the court ordered the department to suspend its effective date for applying Privacy Act safeguards to the records system, Agriculture Secretary

New security scan at DFW Airport has privacy advocates worried
Dallas Morning News – Dallas,TX,USA
X-ray machines being tested at airports in Phoenix and Los Angeles generated outcries from privacy advocates who say the images are too revealing.

Google backs US-wide privacy laws
Out-Law.com – London,England,UK
Search engine giant Google has given its backing to the idea of a national privacy law in the US, accordng to reports. The company, whose own privacy

China’s latest human rights violation: American privacy
TheSequitur.com – Tallahassee,FL,USA
It seems to me that there can be no intellectually honest doubt: the PRC is involved in this rape of American electronic privacy and security.

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