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Vicki Davis

BBC News - Web and email monitoring plans will not be rammed through, says Clegg - 0 views

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    A ;new proposed law in the UK wants Skype and social networking sites to be required to keep communications for 12 months. I am thinking this would also apply to Twitter. Understandably, privacy concerns swirl around this proposal.

    "Ministers say change is needed to help fight crime and terrorism, but critics warn it is an attack on privacy.

    Internet service providers (ISPs) are obliged to keep details of users' web access, email and internet phone calls for 12 months, under an EU directive from 2009.

    Although the content of the calls is not kept, the sender, recipient, time of communication and geographical location does have to be recorded.

    The proposed new law - which the Home Office says will be brought in "as soon as parliamentary time allows" - would extend those requirements to social networking sites and internet phone services such as Skype."
Mary Westbrook

New Facebook Location Feature Sparks Privacy Concerns - NYTimes.com - 0 views

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    Facebook check ins cause concern for people's safety.
Vicki Davis

Google Buzz User Privacy Litigation Class Action Settlement Website - 0 views

  • Under the Settlement, Google will establish an $8.5 million Common Fund to fund organizations focused on Internet privacy policy or privacy education, as well as to cover lawyers’ fees and costs and other expenses. Google will also do more to educate users about the privacy aspects of Google Buzz. Since the inception of this litigation, Google has also made changes to Google Buzz that clarify its operation and users' options, including, in particular, changes regarding user information and control over Buzz's privacy settings.
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    Google will be putting $8.5 million to fund organizations focused on Internet privacy policy or privacy education as well as to cover lawyer's fees and costs and other expenses.
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