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Greetings! (June 2, 2009)
As Alan Westin has shown us through years of consumer research, when it comes to privacy there are fundamentalists, pragmatists, and those unconcerned. Enter the disguisers. The disguisers--there are a half million of them so far--have downloaded a browser extension that foils search engines' efforts to track their queries by substituting a fake search term. In this issue of Inside 1to1: Privacy, Larry Dobrow speaks with the co-creator of the TrackMeNot extension, New York University media, culture, and communication professor...
Privacy By Obfuscation (June 1, 2009)
As part of its efforts to defend the Child Online Protection Act, in 2005 the Justice Department asked Google, AOL, MSN, and Yahoo! to release records of their users' search queries. Google refused, citing user privacy, among other concerns, and fighting the subpoena to federal court where the company ultimately agreed to release less specific data. The other companies complied with the original subpoena. Their ready compliance led to the birth of TrackMeNot...
Privacy Blunders Foster a New Era of Accountability (June 1, 2009)
In the early days of mandatory data breach disclosures, which in the U.S. began in 2005, notifications followed a now predictable pattern: Organizations issued a press release expressing contrition, mailed notification letters, strategically released details on the scale of the breach, and emphasized the strides they were taking to mend and prevent. What was perhaps most notable was what didn't happen: At the senior-executive level, no heads rolled. Overall, corporate accountability for lost data seemed slight, at best. Lately, however, a number of episodes suggest that we may be entering a new culture of...