TrueRep: Around the Web Posted Mon, May 28th by TrueRep in News, Online Privacy, Reputation Management, Social Media
Last week, Twitter unveiled a brand new “Do Not Track” option that will prohibit the service from collecting data on the online behavior of its users. This new features prompted privacy experts to wonder how long Twitter has been tracking user behavior and what kind of information it collected.
The FBI is looking for ways to get past the digital locks that safeguard privacy on the Internet. They are currently pushing tech companies to build fed-friendly backdoors into their software to enable online wiretapping. Additionally, the FBI created a special unit that is responsible for developing hacks to circumvent built-in software safeguards.
Microsoft’s Bing Streetside service has been taken offline in Germany since citizens expressed their concerns about how Microsoft handles requests for blurring certain images. The German photos will be inaccessible while Microsoft evaluates the complaints and tries to figure out a solution.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has appointed Paul Ohm, a law professor who has been a frequent critic of current online privacy practices, as a senior privacy adviser for consumer protection and competition issues that affect Web and Mobile services.