Social Sentry keeps an eye on employee social media posts

I thought Scott McNealy was over the top when he gave privacy a metaphorical middle finger in 1999, saying, "Get over it. You have zero privacy anyway." Now I'm thinking the former CEO

Published on: March 30th, 2010 Bill Snyder

Social media sites being used for undercover investigations

Advocacy group the Electronic Frontier Foundation has obtained documents showing how law enforcement agencies and the Internal Revenue Service are gathering information from social networking sites for their investigations. The documents were obtained

Published on: March 18th, 2010 Jaikumar Vijayan

They built in privacy…so can you

Every year, my office hosts an annual event known as the Privacy by Design (PbD) Challenge where a distinguished group of speakers relate their personal success stories with PbD and the dividends they

Published on: January 19th, 2010 Ann Cavoukian

Facebook CEO slammed for controversial ‘privacy’ comments

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's contention last week that privacy is becoming less important to online users caused a stir across the Internet and among privacy advocates. Zuckerberg told an audience at the 2009

Published on: January 13th, 2010 Sharon Gaudin

What part should travelers play in airport security?

I can safely say that I have one of the most satisfying occupations in the world. Helping to protect the intangible assets that drive the world’s economies is certainly something that most individuals

Published on: January 11th, 2010 Claudiu Popa

Business users benefit from Facebook’s new privacy controls

Facebook's new privacy controls make it easy for users to present different information to business contacts and personal friends, but only if the user is willing to accept the added complexity involved in

Published on: December 16th, 2009 David Coursey

Google execs face possible prison time in Italy

Milan prosecutors Wednesday sought prison sentences ranging from six months to one year for four Google executives privacy over the posting of a video showing the bullying of a handicapped teenage boy.The prosecutor's

Published on: November 26th, 2009 Philip Willan

CRTC action against pesky telemarketers ‘too little, too late’

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) appears to be doing too little, too late, in its battle against pesky telemarketers, say privacy and consumer advocates.On Wednesday the Commission  released the identities of

Published on: August 28th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Marketing experts laud Facebook law suit against Canadian porn company

Legal action against the alleged attempt by a Canadian Internet porn company to steal user's personal details from Facebook is the best way to deal with online identity thieves, according to Web marketing

Published on: December 18th, 2007 Nestor Arellano