Google’s moves raise questions about its “don’t be evil” motto (via San Jose Mercury News)
Some highlights from a good, meaty article:
”Google was simply using its search dominance, critics charged, to prop up a less popular product, Google+” ”privacy … is emerging as a centerpiece of the debate about whether Google is willing [...]
In this ACLU blog post, it seems that Facebook is aggregating user data and exploiting it, presumably for its own financial gain.
Facebook: Making Your Political Opinions Less Private Since 2012 » Blog of Rights: Official Blog of the American Civil Liberties Union.
The Ixquick Search Engine has been around a while, but seems to be relatively unknown. It deserves to be known.
It does not track or profile you, or even record your IP address. In addition, it defaults to an encrypted (SSL) connection for secure https searches for even more protection. Lastly, it has a nice clean interface (ala [...]
A nice, bite-sized Op-Ed piece about online privacy and Internet tracking by the Director of the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse (PRC).
Internet privacy: a contradiction in terms? www.signonsandiego.com Everyone has a different comfort level regarding the collection and use of their personal information.
Looks like FB is getting a slap for its privacy practices.20-year audits ordered for Facebookwww.smh.com.au20-year audits ordered for Facebook
This shows that having privacy tools is not enough. Users must understand them to make full use of the protections available. EPIC – Report: Internet Privacy Tools Generally Fail at Protecting Privacyepic.orgA recent report by Carnegie Mellon University finds that internet privacy tools designed to protect consumers from online behavioral advertising are ineffective because they [...]