This Social Media CyberWatch looks at the rebirth of CISPA, death of bill C-30, EU privacy lobbying, Facebook and Google Play privacy concerns, and various web tracking policy developments such as Do Not Track and third-party cookies implementations.
Tag Archives: Privacy
Cell phone searches are a common law enforcement tool, but up until now, the public has largely been in the dark regarding how much sensitive information the government can get with this invasive surveillance technique.
Source: Topher Kessler, CNet
Passware Inc. is a forensics security company that develops investigation software kits to reveal passwords on seized computers.
Source: Laura Payton, CBC News
Federal Justice Minister Rob Nicholson says the controversial Bill C-30, known as the online surveillance or warrantless wiretapping bill, won’t go ahead due to opposition from the public.
Professor Deibert spoke about the Canadian company Blackberry and the lack of transparency in Blackberry’s agreements with governments abroad.
On 1st February 2013 Privacy International, together with the ECCHR, the BCHR, Bahrain Watch and RSF, filed complaints with the OECD against Gamma International and Trovicor GmbH.
This month’s Social Media Watch looks at the privacy concerns around Facebook’s Graph Search, an open letter to Skype detailing concerns about its practices, several noteworthy legislative privacy stories and several other policy, security and privacy stories from the social media community.
Source: Electronic Frontier Foundations
January 28 marks International Privacy Day. Different countries are celebrating this day calling attention to their own events and campaigns.
Source: Stephanie Bodoni, Bloomberg
Facebook Inc., Google Inc. and Microsoft Corp. may face stricter privacy rules requiring them to let users shift data to competitors in the EU under proposed changes to a draft law.
Source: The Next Web
On Wednesday, security professional Gaurang Pandya outlined how Nokia is hijacking Internet browsing traffic on some of its phones.