New Privacy Tools Emerge
ONLINE PRIVACYOctober 5, 2012
The Association for Competitive Technology has introduced App Privacy Icons as part of its campaign to “provide developers with the resources to demonstrate easy-to-understand transparency about the privacy settings and features of their apps,” eWeek reports. The icons inform web users whether an app contains advertising, collects data or shares information with social networks, the report states. Meanwhile, a group of privacy activists have launched “Terms of Service; Didn’t Read” to help users make better choices online. “We are trying to fight the unfair situation in which big websites make us sign terms-of-service agreements that are too long to read and understand,” the project description states.