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Developers Discuss Concerns of "Real-Time Web"

ONLINE PRIVACY

March 18, 2010

Before the Web can begin providing information to users in real time, Internet professionals need to figure out how to protect personal privacy, CNN reports. "A lot of this data that people would like to make available, they wouldn't necessarily want to make available to everyone," Jack Moffitt of Collecta explained during the South by Southwest Interactive Festival. "I think we'll be wrestling with privacy issues around real-time data for a long time." Brett Slatkin of Google suggested one option would be for developers to create a way for users to set their online privacy settings in one place and then have those settings apply across the Internet. "We're going to see a definition, at the technical level, of what sharing means," he said.
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