CPR for Thursday, November 27, 2008

Canadian cybercrime inaction called an embarrassment
Vancouver Sun – British Columbia, Canada
Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart said that Canada is developing a reputation for being soft on cybercrime. “I think it is an embarrassment for a

Global Network Initiative to Protect Online Privacy
mediacaster – Toronto,Canada
The new Global Network Initiative (GNI), created to combat online censorship and protect user privacy on the Internet, is inviting the public to participate


Digital Reading, Subpoenas, and Privacy
O’Reilly Radar – Sebastopol,CA,USA
This newfound sense of privacy, sweeping through Europe, helped unleash a river of heretical criticism and speculation that was catalyst for the Western

Deciphering a bank’s privacy policy
InfoWorld – San Francisco,CA,USA
Chris wrote with some concerns about his bank’s privacy policy. “I recently received the yearly privacy policy from my bank, Sovereign Bank,” he explains.


ICO launches new privacy report
VNUNet.com – UK
Data privacy watchdog the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) today published a new report designed to give firms advice on how to design privacy into


Privacy tips for online shoppers
San Francisco Chronicle – CA, USA
People who shop online share lots of information about themselves, even when they’re not buying anything, said Jules Polonetsky, the former chief privacy

Friendly Sharing of Flickr Photos
New York Times – United States
A. To help protect the privacy of its members, Flickr puts a transparent image file over the pictures to discourage casual drive-by downloading.

China’s virtual vigilantes: Civic action or cyber mobs?
Christian Science Monitor – Boston,MA,USA
Others say it simply allows a mob of vigilantes to publicly vilify and humiliate anyone they choose to pick on through grotesque invasions of privacy.

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