1. News
    September 1st, 2012 by Juan Carlos Perez
    Browser plug-in and website warn about data harvesting by Facebook apps

    Secure.me has developed a website and a browser plug-in designed to make Facebook users aware of the personal information that gets harvested by third-party...

  2. News
    August 26th, 2012 by Juan Carlos Perez
    Consumer Watchdog challenges Google-FTC privacy settlement

    Consumer Watchdog, a nonprofit consumer advocacy group, is dialling up its criticism of the proposed privacy settlement between the U.S. Federal...

  3. News
    August 13th, 2012 by Sharon Gaudin
    Bad press may affect Google more than FTC’s US$22.5M fine

    Although analysts say Google’s US$22.5 million fine from the US FTC is a simple slap on the wrist, they argue that the publicity about it may...

  4. News
    August 13th, 2012 by Juan Carlos Perez
    US FTC approves Facebook privacy settlement

    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has approved a settlement with Facebook related to charges that the social networking leader deceived consumers...

  5. News
    August 11th, 2012 by Juan Carlos Perez
    Google to pay record $22.5 million fine for Safari privacy breach

    Google will pay a historic fine to settle US government charges that it violated privacy laws when it tracked via cookies users of Apple’s Safari...

  6. News
    August 10th, 2012 by Macworld Australia Staff
    New Obama campaign app for iPhone causes concern for voters’ safety

    A new campaign app for iPhone – launched by the Obama for President Campaign in the US – is causing concern among lobbyists, who point to a number...

  7. News
    August 5th, 2012 by Rashad Al Rubaie
    Sir Tim Berners-Lee: Censorship of the internet is ‘a pity’

    Inventor of the World Wide Web Sir Tim Berners Lee was interviewed on American TV after the opening of the London Olympic Games. In the interview...

  8. News
    August 5th, 2012 by Macworld Australia Staff
    Facebook reveals14 million ‘undesirable’ user accounts

    Facebook’s disclosure that it found 14 million user accounts it considers “undesirable” – meaning they are likely spewing spam...

  9. News
    August 2nd, 2012 by Karen Haslam
    Google fined US$22.5m for bypassing Safari privacy settings

    Google is to be fined US$22.5m by the US Federal Trade Commission for bypassing Safari’s privacy settings. The FTC approved a consent decree,...

  10. News
    June 27th, 2012 by Macworld Australia Staff
    New website reveals ‘private’ Facebook posts for the world to see

    You might want to think twice before posting a rant about how much you hate your job, or professing your love for the girl next door. Why? Because...

  11. News
    June 26th, 2012 by Macworld Australia Staff
    The great switcheroo: Facebook swaps users email address to @Facebook.com

    You may not have noticed yet, but you now have a new primary email address attached as your Facebook contact, an email address that most users would...

  12. Blogs
    June 21st, 2012 by Tony Bradley
    Why Apple’s iOS 6 privacy protection will backfire

    People don’t like it when apps surreptitiously steal personal information. Apparently Apple’s primary concern is the “surreptitious”...

  13. News
    June 20th, 2012 by Ashleigh Allsopp
    US Senator writes to Apple, Google expressing privacy concerns over mapping ‘spy planes’

    US Senator for New York, Charles E. Schumer, sent a letter to Apple and Google on Tuesday, raising his concerns over the ‘spy planes’ that are...

  14. Blogs
    May 17th, 2012 by Jared Newman
    Challenges for Facebook after the IPO

    When Facebook goes public, it will enter a new world full of shareholder meetings, earnings reports and the constant pressure to turn an increasingly...

  15. News
    May 15th, 2012 by Cameron Scott
    Facebook proposes further privacy policy changes

    Facebook intends to make further changes to its privacy policy in order to respond to an audit by the Irish government, but privacy advocates saw...

  16. News
    April 30th, 2012 by Lucas Mearian
    Privacy advocates slam Google Drive’s privacy policies

    Privacy advocates voiced strong concerns last week over how data stored on Google Drive may be used during and after customers are actively engaged...

  17. News
    April 5th, 2012 by Cameron Scott
    Geolocation apps draw users, despite privacy concerns

    Nearly 60 percent of smartphone users employ apps that access their location data despite having concerns about risks to their privacy and even personal...

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