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  1. Facebook Wants to Welcome Kids Under Age 13 to Social Network

    Facebook is reportedly testing out controls that would allow users under the age of 13 to participate on the social network under parental supervision. Citing people who have spoken with Facebook executives about the project, WSJ.com reports...

  2. Google, Microsoft, Yahoo Working With White House on Do No Track Browsing

    Google] is pleased to join a broad industry agreement to respect the ‘do-not-track’ header in a consistent and meaningful way that offers users choice and clearly explained browser controls,” said Google Senior Vice President of Advertising Susan...

  3. SOPA, PIPA On Hold, But a New Threat on Horizon

    The motivations of those pushing for harsh online controls that extend beyond U.S.borders have been challenged and exposed. Despite the economic burden on ISPs, despite the fact that the bill requires data collection and retention on ALL users and...

  4. Being Bad For Great Justice: A New Privacy Scandal Rocks Second Life

    Private estates not only have better controls but are generally a little more geographically isolated so they are less likely to be hit by the residual effects of an attack elsewhere. Further, it would appear that they are working in concert with...

  5. Google to Pay $8.5 Million in Buzz Privacy Class Action Settlement

    We will also do more to educate people about privacy controls specific to Buzz. Google's attempt at challenging Facebook and Twitter in the social networking realm was greeted with hostility by privacy advocates after it shared personal data...

  6. Facebook Places Banks On Foursquare, Gowalla, Yelp, Booyah Steam

    Share And Care: Privacy Controls Facebook took time to explain at length the privacy controls for the new application. By default, the check-ins are visible to "Friends only" but Facebook is providing its users with a full privacy widget that can...

  7. Bing vs Google Face-Off Still On: Bing Announces Search Index Boost, Social Results & More

    Each level in the tree view offers webmasters access to specific data management controls, such as URL blocking, cache blocking, and recrawl requests. Read: personal profiles whose privacy settings allow the sharing of their status updates with...

  8. Facebook Unveils Simplified Privacy Settings, Pursues Expansion With Sharegrove Buy

    Today we're starting to roll out some changes that will make all of these controls a lot simpler. We've focused on three things: a single control for your content, more powerful controls for your basic information and an easy control to turn off...

  9. Is Social Media Privacy an Oxymoron?

    Facebook's new privacy policy allows more individual controls, but it also allows for more openness at the same time. Ironically, as individual users of these tools, we often want the best of both worlds when it comes to the hotly debated topic of...

  10. SES NYC Day 2 Keynote - Nick Carr "The Big Switch"

    The emerging "world wide computer" both liberates us (giving us choice) and controls us in gross and subtle ways (often without our knowledge). There are also significant privacy implications as our personal data is stored centrally and aggregated.

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