CPR for Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Your Privacy Ends at the Border
Michael Geist
Last week the talk of the privacy world was news that ten privacy and data protection commissioners — led by Canadian Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart — had released a public letter to Google CEO Eric Schmidt, expressing concern

Google Buzz Privacy Criticized by Ten Countries
Yahoo! News
too often, the privacy rights of the world’s citizens are being forgotten as Google rolls out new technological applications,” Jennifer Stoddart,

Discretion a good tool in protecting privacy
The StarPhoenix
I speak of the federal privacy commissioner, Jennifer Stoddart, who last week warned Facebook is jeopardizing the privacy of its 400 million-odd users.

Week in Review: Google boosts lobbying expenditures
Washington Post
Google increased its first-quarter spending on lobbying by more than 50 percent to argue its position on privacy, online advertising competition and net

Google’s privacy afterthought
A few days ago, 10 privacy commissioners from Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Israel, Ireland, The Netherlands and New Zealand

Engineer says he has discovered Facebook privacy loophole …
Jessica Guynn
An engineer may have uncovered a privacy loophole in Facebook’s new strategy of connecting the Web. Some people are able to see public events that Facebook users have said they planned to attend, even if they are not friends with the

Schumer calls on FTC to tackle social-net privacy
A press release from Schumer’s office announced that he has written to the FTC to ask that the agency “examine the privacy disclosures of social networking

Facebook privacy hole ‘lets you see where strangers plan to go’
The Guardian
Facebook’s new system for connecting together the web seems to have a serious privacy hole, a web developer has discovered. Some people report that they are

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