The Week in Privacy and Online Safety, October 15, 2012

The Week in Privacy and Online Safety, October 15, 2012
A weekly global roundup of online safety news, policy developments, research, and influence

[Cross Posted from the blog I manage at work, Microsoft Privacy & Online Safety]

General Online Privacy
News (U.S.) -  Web Profiles Haunt Students, The Wall Street Journal, Oct. 4, 2012
News (U.K.) -  Millions of PlaySpan user IDs and passwords leaked online, Develop Oct. 10, 2012
News (U.S.) –  Online life after death faces legal uncertainty, IT World, Oct. 8, 2012
News (U.S.) -  New Chrome Extension PrivacyFix Protects Privacy on 1,000 popular sites, ReadWriteWeb, Oct. 8, 2012

General Online Safety
News (Canada) -  Port Coquitlam teen driven to death by cyberbullying, The Vancouver Sun, Oct. 12, 2012
News (U.K.) -  Researches Claim New Link Between Violent Video Games And Hostility, The Telegraph Oct. 8, 2012

Advertising & Search
News (U.S.) - Do Not Track? Advertisers Say ‘Don’t Tread on Us’, The New York Times, Oct. 13, 2012
News (U.K.) - Google's privacy policy: EU data protection chiefs 'to act within days', The Guardian, Oct. 8, 2012
Research (U.S.) - Most US Internet Users Want 'Do Not Track' to Stop Collection of Data, Hoofnagle, et. al., Oct. 2012
News (U.S.) -  Google Privacy Audit Leaves Lingering Questions, InformationWeek, Oct. 8, 2012

News (U.S.) – Mobile web search tracking by Verizon draws controversy, NBC News, Oct. 11, 2012
News (U.S.) - Apple Has Quietly Started Tracking iPhone Users Again, Business Insider, Oct. 11, 2012
News (U.S.) -  Parents fear porn on children's mobiles, The Telegraph, Oct. 10, 2012
Advocates (U.S.) - Tracking Kids’ Cell Phones: Reassurance or Overparenting?, Larry Magid, Oct. 13, 2012

Social Networks
News (U.S.) - Facebook redoes privacy settlement, offers cash to users, CNET, Oct. 8, 2012
News (U.S.) - Facebook confirms researcher exploited settings to collect user phone numbers, NextWeb, Oct. 10, 2012

Legislation & Regulation
News (Canada) – In wake of Amanda Todd suicide MPs to debate anti-bullying motion, CTV News, Oct. 15, 2012
News (EU) - EU steps back from insistence that 'do not track' standard is cookie-law compliant, Out-Law, Oct. 11, 2012 

-- Compiled by David Burt, CISSP, CIPP

Comments (1)

  1. zahid ali says:

    i have for got my password,not knowing mmy secert quiestions

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