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ISPs, Privacy, AND YOU!

This article reviews what is currently in processing for newer privacy legislation for Big Brother, and how the data is processed.
From the article, "Your broadband or wireless service provider will have to explicitly ask for your permission before any of your personal data can be shared with an advertiser. But those companies will still be able to use that information to send targeted advertising to you about their own services. If you're a Verizon Fios TV customer, Verizon can still use your data to send you relevant advertisements about its wireless service."

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There's no thumbs up in Germany

The Facebook "Like" feature violates German privacy laws. Article states, "The ruling followed a complaint by the Nordrhein-Westfalen Consumer Association against a shopping site owned by German department store chain Peek & Cloppenburg KG Duesseldorf, for using the Facebook feature without appropriate user consent."

(via Reuters) Court rules against Facebook 'like' button in German shopping case:

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Happy Data Privacy Day

Before it was XML. Now UMA (User Managed Access). I had no idea Janurary 28 was Data Privacy Day.

Full article: [via CNet] It's Data Privacy Day. Do you know where your data is? /

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Yes We Have No Circulation Records

Libraries have always been about the privacy of circulation data (see also: State Privacy Laws Regarding Library Records). This isn't a new thing. So what is the best to guard against data breaches and government surveillance? Purge the data of course, and that's what a library consortia is doing.

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Watching Over You

Big brother: (via BLBG) Apple Says U.K. Surveillance Law Would Endanger All Clients /


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