The Week in Privacy and Online Safety, September 10, 2012


The Week in Privacy and Online Safety, September 10, 2012
A weekly global roundup of online safety news, policy developments, research, and influence.

General Online Privacy
News (U.S.) –  Amazon confirms that the Kindle Fire’s Silk browser tracks users, The Inquirer, Sep. 7, 2012

News (U.S.) – FBI Says Laptop Wasn’t Hacked; Never Possessed File of Apple Device IDs, Wired, Sep. 4, 2012

Research (U.S.) – A Critical Re-Examination of Health Data Re-Identification Risks, Daniel Barth-Jones, June 4, 2012

Research (Canada) – A Policy is Not Enough: It Must be Reflected in Concrete Practices, Ann Cavoukian, Sep. 2012 

General Online Safety
Research (U.S.) – Pro-anorexia Communities and Online Interaction: Bringing the Pro-ana Body Online, Pascoe, Sep. 2012

News (U.K.) – Most parents reject automatic broadband filtering, TalkTalk finds, uSwitch, Sep. 6, 2012

News (New Zealand) – Cyberbullying Law’s Effectiveness Questioned, New Zealand Herald, Sep. 6, 2012

News (U.S.) – 13 Year-Old Steals Car, Drives 13 Hours To Meet Her Xbox Live “Boyfriend”, Kotaku, Sep. 9, 2012

Advocates (U.S.) – What’s wrong with Net-safety ed … and what we can do about it, Anne Collier, Sep. 6, 2012

Advertising & Search
Policy (U.S.) – Guide to Help Mobile App Developers Observe Truth-in-Advertising, Privacy Principles, FTC, Sep. 5, 2012

News (U.S.) – Abine Software Let’s You Count The Advertisers Tracking Your Web Activity, Business Insider, Sep. 7, 2012

News (U.S.) –  How Advertisers Use Facebook To Figure Out When You’re Pregnant, Business Insider, Sep. 10, 2012

Mobile
News (U.S.) – Amazon’s New Kindle Fire Has Innovative Parental Control Options, Forbes, Sep. 6, 2012

Research (U.S.) – More than half of app users have avoided an app due to privacy concerns, Pew Internet, Sep. 5, 2012

News (U.S.) – Toys”R”Us ® Introduces tabeo ™ – A Tablet Specially Designed For Kids, PR Newswire, Sep. 10, 2012 

Social Networks
News (U.S.) – How Instagram became the social network for tweens, CNet, Sep. 8, 2012

Legislation & Regulation
News (U.S.) – White House circulating draft of executive order on cybersecurity, The Hill, Sep. 6, 2012

News (E.U.) – US privacy, consumer groups back EU’s proposed privacy rules, IDG News, Sep. 9, 2012

News (U.S.) – Dems Part Company With Republicans on Net Neutrality, Online Privacy, National Journal, Sep. 4, 2012 

— Compiled by David Burt, CISSP, CIPP

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