CPR for Wednesday, July 16, 2008

YouTube users’ privacy prevails in Viacom case
Los Angeles Times – CA,USA
By Jessica Guynn, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer Google Inc. has reached a deal with Viacom Inc. to protect the privacy of tens of millions of YouTube
Viacom agrees to YouTube privacy deal
VNUNet.com – UK
The Electronic Frontier Foundation said that while the agreement will reduce privacy concerns in the case, the matter is not fully settled yet.
YouTube reaches privacy deal
Financial Times – London,England,UK
By Kevin Allison in San Francisco YouTube, the online video site owned by Google, has struck a deal to strip potentially compromising personal information
Viacom and YouTube Compromise: Privacy Still at Risk
PC World – USA
To quell privacy advocates concerned data would compromise the identities of YouTube users Google and Viacom agreed before the data traded hands Google
Google, Viacom privacy accord leaves unanswered questions
Reuters – USA
Google and Viacom reached a late night accord on safeguarding the anonymity of Google YouTube viewers. Google will no longer have to hand over the user
Microsoft Says Yahoo-Google Deal Threatens Internet Privacy
InformationWeek – Manhasset,NY,USA
The company’s complaints may have as much to do with privacy and competition as they do with its own strategic interests in Yahoo’s search business.
Privacy tsar: Gov’t comms database ‘a step too far’
The UK’s privacy tsar has made a plea to the government not to rush through a centralised database of all UK communications. Speaking at the launch of the
Bill would require more privacy officers
FCW.com – Falls Church,VA,USA
By Michael Hardy A bill under consideration in the House of Representatives, HR 5170, would require a privacy officer in each of the Homeland Security
Target’s Swipe At Privacy, An Update
InformationWeek – Manhasset,NY,USA
That’s not a violation of privacy, really, since date-of-birth is public information. However, I still won’t be purchasing “age-restricted” items at Target.
Privacy the price of super-communication
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
If you want instant movies, music and phone calls you have no privacy. Get over it. ‘Identity theft and serious data breaches and shonky operators aren’t

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