Senate Investigates Mobile Data Collection, Companies Respond to Consumer Fears

On May 19, 2001, a US Senate subcommittee met to discuss “Consumer Privacy & Protection in the Mobile Market Place.” As mobile phones and location-based apps are becoming more ubiquitous, this has raised a number of consumer concerns regarding the amount and type of sensitive information that is being collected, stored and shared by developers and third-parties. [...]

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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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