Take Note: Nevermind our Privacy Policy Change

Evernote is revisiting proposed privacy policy changes after user uproar. Makers of the archiving app announced a new policy at the end of 2016 which included Evernote employees the ability to view user notes. The kicker is that while app users could choose to opt out of that, the company policy would leave room for employees to snoop for other reasons.

The Elephant in the Room

Millions of people save text, photos, and documents on Evernote accounts to make their data available on any device. The data is stored and users may choose to share it with family members or coworkers or keep it to themselves. Notes can be pictures, voice recordings, text, [...]

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Verizon's Zombie Cookie Enables Targeting Advertising Efforts

This article takes a look at Verizon’s so-called “zombie” cookies, installed on customers’ mobile browsers. The cookies help advertising partners in targeted mobile advertising and can be restored even after being cleared from a customer’s [...]

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ARRA 2009: Privacy & Security Changes – Part I

This article takes a look at the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, which created some significant changes to privacy and security regulations which were outlined in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) as well as the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act. The ARRA imposes substantial modifications in four main areas: 1) HIPAA statutory requirements; 2) Increased enforcement of HIPAA; 3) Provisions to address health information held by entities not covered by HIPAA; and 4) Other changes including administrative changes, studies, reports and educational initiatives. This article takes a look at the modifications the ARRA made to HIPAA statutory requirements around privacy and [...]

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Resisting Online Tracking: New Features & Tools

The three major internet browser providers – Mozilla, Google and Microsoft – respond to the Federal Trade Commission’s 2010 report calling for do-not-track mechanisms. The article introduces Mozilla’s Firefox do-not-track header, Google’s Chrome online tracking tool and Microsoft’s Internet Explorer Tracking Protection feature, as well as other practices users may consider in order to reduce online [...]

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Google Buzz

When Google launched its social networking tool, Google Buzz in February 2010, privacy advocates around the world raised concerns regarding its features. Although Google has since made significant changes, the compromises and intrusions of privacy still remain a troubling characteristic of many Web services and online networking [...]

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