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Opinion: Technology Is the Answer

ONLINE PRIVACY—U.S.

June 13, 2011

Government and tech companies alike have recently launched campaigns to solve issues of online privacy; browsers by Mozilla, Google and Microsoft have created do-not-track tools, and at least five bills have been proposed to combat online privacy concerns. Neither public nor private solutions have overwhelming support, reports Fast Company. Some are concerned that private corporations won't go far enough, and others say that without necessary technology, any regulation will fall flat. Mozilla Foundation Chairwoman Mitchell Baker says, "We need technology to solve this issue--I'm 100 percent sure of that," adding that the "government can't keep up" with the fast pace of change on the Internet.
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