Users Concerned With Mobile Payment Data Sharing (May 11, 2012)
A new study has found that consumers are uneasy with the idea that mobile devices may divulge their personal information to marketers. Law professors Chris Hoofnagle and Jennifer Urban from the University of California, Berkeley, surveyed 1,200 Americans and found that four out of five "objected to the transfer of their phone number to a store where they purchase goods," The New York Times reports. Three percent said they would "definitely allow it." Consumers were less concerned with the sharing of their e-mail addresses, however. As mobile payment transactions increase on social networking sites, the researchers warned of the potential for transaction histories to be added to already "rich databases of behavioral information."
Privacy Concerns Spark Innovations Among Companies, Startups (May 11, 2012)
It was after more than three years of secret phone calls and secret meetings with lawyers in secret places that Nick Merrill finally decided: The next time the FBI came knocking on his door demanding information, he'd make it so there wasn't any to give.