CPR for Friday, September 12, 2008

Tories under fire for Jewish New Year cards
CTV.ca – Canada
Canada’s Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart has investigated the lists and found that they don’t break any privacy rules.

Faceless no more: Social networking comes with a price
Globe and Mail – Canada
While our digital footprint expands, privacy erodes. More and more, social networkers who are not obsessively careful face the prospect of identity theft,

Your privacy, your responsibility says Ontario Privacy Commissioner
ITBusiness.ca – Scarborough,Ontario,Canada
Ann Cavoukian talks about working with Facebook on boosting user privacy, and has some cautionary words for job seekers using social networking.


Microsoft defends IE8 ‘phone home’ feature, clarifies privacy policy
Computerworld – Framingham,MA,USA
Google made the change in response to criticism from consumers, European Union officials and others who were concerned over the possible privacy

Browser Wars Heat Up as Firefox Adds ‘Privacy Mode’
NewsFactor Network – Woodland Hills,CA,USA
By Barry Levine Mozilla’s Firefox 3.1 will have a “privacy mode” when its released in beta in October. The move by Mozilla heats up the browser wars between


Firefox 3.1 to gain modicum of privacy
CNET News – San Francisco,CA,USA
Now, Mozilla has announced through the Firefox 3.1 status tracker that a privacy toggle will be a baked-in feature. It turns out that Mozilla has had such a

Security expert: Google anonymization not anonymous enough
Ars Technica – Boston,MA,USA
Google also discusses the privacy implications of ad-supported services relative to conventional commercial services. Google acknowledges that it uses the

Google Chrome Loses Luster over EULA, Privacy Concerns
eWeek – New York, NY
Google’s Omnibox also raises privacy concerns, but these don’t seem to have much merit. Are you comfortable using Google Chrome?

Google’s Supposed Enhancements to Privacy are ‘Totally Worthless’
U.S. News & World Report – Washington,DC,USA
Google got good play the other day for saying it would enhance privacy protections, reducing from 18 to nine months the time it would keep identifiable

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