Facebook has certainly been no stranger to public relations debacles over the past few years for their cavalier regard to their users’ privacy and permission. Recently, the FTC announced a settlement with Facebook that forces the social networking giant to undergo privacy audits for the next 20 years and being on a sort of “privacy probation.” Seeing the breadth violations in one list is stunning; from giving user information to advertisers and 3rd party apps to saying that information th…Read more »
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As mobile takes a center role in our lives —becoming the device we reach for to access information, conduct transactions and manage our homes, cars and daily routine — an increasing number of serious security concerns move to the forefront. Ciaran Bradley examines this evolution and the impact on key members of the ecosystem, particularly mobile operators.
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Smartphones are part of the fabric of our daily digital lives. According to the latest study by Kantar Worldpanel over half of the pop…Read more »
A week after the Center for Digital Democracy (CDD), and the U.S. Public Interest Research Group formerly asked the commission to launch an investigation into the privacy implications of marketing practices targeted at mobile phone users, and it’s clear the mobile phone could be the next battleground in a clash between consumer rights groups and the wider advertising community. I spent the last days researching the some 50 vendors listed in the complaint and the groups’ claims that they threaten privacy and consumer welfare.Read more »