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  • Privacy advocates find Obama proposal lacking

    A consumer privacy proposal from U.S. President Barack Obama's administration gives people too little control over their personal data and companies too much latitude to use that information, a coalition of 14 privacy and digital rights groups said.

    Written by Grant Gross04 March 15 06:52
  • The 5 worst Big Data privacy risks (and how to guard against them)

    The collection and manipulation of Big Data, as its proponents have been saying for several years now, can result in real-world benefits: Advertisements focused on what you actually want to buy; smart cars that can call for an ambulance if you're in an accident; wearable or implantable devices that can monitor your health and notify your doctor if something is going wrong.

    Written by Taylor Armerding09 Dec. 14 03:01
  • Aereo court case: Consumer control over TV vs. broadcaster copyrights

    The ability of television viewers to control and watch programs may be at stake when the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Tuesday in a copyright infringement case brought by TV networks against Aereo, a service that streams over-the-air television online.

    Written by Grant Gross22 April 14 02:46
  • Critic: NTIA's mobile privacy push has failed

    Lobbyists derailed an effort by U.S. President Barack Obama's administration to create mobile privacy standards, a privacy group charged on Thursday, while some participants in the process conceded it lacked focus.

    Written by Grant Gross29 Aug. 13 20:30