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‘Can’t have her cake and eat it too’: Corby storms to social media fame then requests privacy

Corby’s Bali exit became a media circus, not lessened by her immediate social media presence or the bizarre halloween masks seen emerging from her mother’s Brisbane home. When her Indonesian nightmare began, MySpace not Instagram was prevalent, but it has not taken her long to get into the swing of the latest social media. Discussing the hot topic on Channel ... Read More »

Welcome to Internet Privacy Limbo

The public outrage over the Trump administration’s decision this month to roll back rules that put limits on what Internet service providers can do with their customers’ data seems to be dying down, but an important question still doesn’t have a clear answer: what actually changed? The rules, which required that ISPs obtain explicit opt-in consent from customers before “using ... Read More »

Internet privacy fight enters new phase

The fight over internet privacy is entering a new stage. The Republican chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is moving to roll back his agency’s net neutrality rules, a plan critics warn could deal another blow to online privacy protections. It comes on the heels of Republicans repealing Obama-era rules that would have required internet service providers to get customer consent before ... Read More »

Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg Internet Privacy Furor Is a Preview of the Coming War Over Net Neutrality

The U.S. Congress’s decision to invalidate a set of internet privacy rules from the Obama administration set off a firestorm this week. The change, which will allow service providers like AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. to collect and sell customers’ information without their permission, prompted ad campaigns from internet freedom groups shaming lawmakers and a small wave of service journalism about VPNs ... Read More »

10 Tips to Protect Your Business and Customers on Data Privacy Day

Having information about clients and customers is important, but ensuring that private information remains secure might be just as vital to the health of a small business. That’s according to data professionals and others who are marking this year’s Data Privacy Day on January 28. Many small businesses are not well prepared for the tricks that hackers use to extract ... Read More »

Facebook Tests Snapchat-Like Stories Feature, Updates Privacy Basics for Easier Understanding

Photo Credit: Image via Business Insider HIGHLIGHTS Facebook Stories is being tested in Ireland initially Privacy Basics redesigned for better organised information Facebook Messenger will soon show up ads like news feed In a move that will hardly come as a surprise to anyone, Facebook is testing a Stories feature, similar to the one present on Snapchat, on its mobile ... Read More »

Online Privacy May Be Boosted by New US FCC Data Rules

New privacy rules may make it easier to escape at least some online tracking. The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday approved rules that require Internet service providers like Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to ask customers’ permission to use or share much of their data. That could potentially make it harder for them to build advertising businesses that could serve as ... Read More »

EU Privacy Watchdogs Warn WhatsApp on Privacy Policy, Yahoo on Breach

HIGHLIGHTS EU sent letters to WhatsApp and Yahoo Said they had concerns about WhatsApp’s recent change in privacy policy Asked Yahoo to communicate all aspects of the data breach European privacy watchdogs said on Friday they had sent letters to WhatsApp over its sharing of information with parent company Facebook and Yahoo over a 2014 data breach and its scanning ... Read More »

Facebook Signs EU’s Privacy Shield Treaty; May Spark Privacy Row

Social networking giant Facebook has agreed to adopt a new European Union (EU) data accord that allows personal information to be transferred to the US, potentially sparking yet another privacy row, the media reported. Facebook has quietly signed the Privacy Shield – a controversial treaty that allows US technology companies to transfer EU citizens’ details abroad. It will apply to certain ... Read More »

Don’t Be Fooled, Facebook Privacy Hoax is Again Making the Rounds

By now, you must have come across the copyright and privacy notices that have been making rounds on Facebook (NASDAQ:FB). If you haven’t, then you probably have intelligent friends that are not easily fooled. The dreaded paragraph-long Facebook privacy hoax is not entirely new as some have been circulating on the social media site for years now.  The language may be slightly ... Read More »