CPR for Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Coalition seeks investigation of homeland security privacy office
Washington Post
By Spencer S. Hsu Privacy advocates have asked lawmakers to investigate the Homeland Security Department office in charge of protecting Americans’ privacy,

Online Data Present A Privacy Minefield
7:00 pm ET Is privacy still possible? For a lot of people, the answer is no, as companies collect personal data in ever-increasing volumes.

Court Orders Facebook to Fund $9.5M Online Privacy Foundation
Home Media Magazine
By : Erik Gruenwedel | Posted: 26 Oct 2009 A US District Court judge has ordered social network website Facebook to fund a nonprofit online privacy

Settlement Moves Forward In Facebook Privacy Lawsuit
MediaPost Publications
That’s because a federal law, the Video Privacy Protection Act, specifically protects the confidentiality of movie rental records and provides for up to

Facebook Adds Sharing Tracker
PC Magazine
In August, Facebook agreed to tweak its privacy policy at the behest of Canadian privacy officials. One of the stipulations was that Facebook provide more

Are retailers going too far tracking our Web habits?
USA Today
Privacy concerns abound, and several privacy and consumer groups are urging Congress to enact laws on what can and can’t be collected and for how long.

Anonymous Browsing On Android Phones Using Tor
ruphus13 writes “Privacy is becoming a scarce commodity, especially with geo-aware phones. Now, Android phone users can browse anonymously using Tor — a


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