Boston admits videotaping police is not a crime
Apr 1st 2012 at 2:19 a.m.

The City of Boston paid $170,000 to Boston defense attorney Simon Glik in settlement for illegally prosecuting him for recording an arrest of an individual on…

Facebook under privacy watch of FTC
Dec 1st 2011 at 12:36 p.m.

According to NetworkWorld, Facebook has settled with the FTC over privacy deception violations .  Facebook was charged with deceiving their customers and…

Massachusetts' plan to create a vehicle monitoring system
Jul 26th 2011 at 11:28 a.m.

Massachusetts has announced plans to deploy vehicle-mounted police scanners that will capture thousands of license plates an hour and store them indefinitely….

CNET tracks the spring of our discontent
Jun 22nd 2011 at 2:21 a.m.

CNET's Elinor Mills provides a chart breakdown of all the security breaches that have occurred during the past three months.  It's a pretty sobering list and…

Facebook's ham-handed attempt to smear Google
May 13th 2011 at 2:56 p.m.

Wired is reporting on an inept attempt on the part of Facebook to create a negative PR campaign painting Google as a violator of its users' privacy.  I'm sure…

Email marketer Epsilon has huge data breach
Apr 4th 2011 at 2:14 p.m.

Email marketing company Epsilon International has suffered a breach of their email address database , exposing the databases of 2500 clients such as TiVo,…

Privacy policies: the great unread secret
Feb 8th 2011 at 12:54 p.m.

Definitely loving the infographics today. Mashable has a great write-up on a dirty little secret of the internet - despite all the concerns about privacy (or…

XKCD comic points out dangers of password reuse
Sep 14th 2010 at 11:31 a.m.

The most recent XKCD comic (full image below) points out one of the dangers of password reuse.

Facebook Privacy Monday - Nixon flop-sweat edition
Jun 7th 2010 at 1:21 p.m.

At the Wall Street Journal's D8 conference , Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was interviewed by the WSJ's Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher. With all the…

Facebook Privacy Monday - Mistakes were made edition
May 25th 2010 at 12:23 a.m.

Charming Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg comments in a Washington Post op-ed piece that the company "missed the mark" with its recent changes to its privacy…

Facebook Privacy Monday
May 18th 2010 at 12:30 a.m.

A friend of mine recently posted an update to Facebook saying " Mondays have become "Let's see what facebook has done to eliminate my privacy" days. Check…

Facebook: Understanding privacy on the social networking site
May 5th 2010 at 11:01 a.m.

Social networking site Facebook has had a problematic history of balancing its users' expectations of privacy with its desire to generate revenue via targeted…