The Week in Privacy and Online Safety, November 26, 2012

The Week in Privacy and Online Safety, November 26, 2012
A weekly global roundup of online safety news, policy developments, research, and influence

General Online Privacy
News (U.S.) – Building an Iconography for Digital Privacy, The New York Times, Nov. 19, 2012

News (U.S.) – Online Privacy Threatened, But Risky Behaviors Persist: ISACA, eWeek, Nov. 24, 2012 

General Online Safety
Research (U.S.) – Parents, Teens, and Online Privacy, Pew Internet Life, Nov. 14, 2012

News (U.S.) –  Researchers Dispel Myths About Cyberbullying, Huffington Post, Nov. 20, 2012

News (U.S.) – Nintendo Network Now Requiring Credit Card Registration for Minors, Kotaku, Nov. 18, 2012

Advertising & Search
News (U.S.) – Lawsuit Against Google for Scanning Minors’ Emails without Consent, Law Across the Wire, Nov. 16, 2012

News (Germany) – Google won’t be prosecuted over Street View in Germany, Ars Technica, Nov. 21, 2012

News (U.S.) – Your Online Attention, Bought in an Instant by Advertisers, The New York Times, Nov. 17, 2012

News (U.S.) – Parental Controls for Tablets, Tech Hive, Nov. 26, 2012

News (U.S.) –   Snapchat app that deletes photos, said to encourage sexting among teens, NY Daily News, Nov. 22, 2012

Social Networks
News (U.S.) –  Controversial new Tumblr shames teens for racist posts, Slate, Nov. 16, 2012

News (U.S.) – Facebook to roll out HTTPS by default to all users, IDG, Nov. 20, 2012

News (Ireland) – Irish DPA Seeks ‘Urgent’ Clarification of Facebook Changes, Bloomberg News, Nov. 22, 2012

Legislation & Regulation
News (E.U.) –  Facebook: Companies would withdraw from talks with regulators over fines, Out-Law, Nov. 19, 2012

News (U.K.) – Most popular EU websites don’t ask permission to install cookies, Computer World UK, Nov. 16, 2012

News (U.K.) – Cameron to ensure parents are led through a filter process on all new computers, Daily Mail, Nov. 17, 2012


— Compiled by David Burt, CISSP, CIPP

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