Category Archives: internet privacy

All that you leave behind – digitally

Did you know that you’re leaving a digital trail? From your online comments to cookies on your computer that track your movements (not quite as ominous as it sounds), your digital privacy is being stripped away – if it ever … Continue reading

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Minnesota town to Google – privacy please

You can’t make this stuff up – North Oaks, a suburb of St. Paul Minnesota, demands that Google removes all photos of the town from Google Map’s Street View feature. Read more. Note – be sure to read the user … Continue reading

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Study: revealing personal information still inhibits online shopping

When advising my clients about asking visitors to their website for information, I recommend asking for as little as possible and providing assurances about privacy and secure transactions . This has been proven in studies before and a new study … Continue reading

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Update: new Facebook ad plan falls flat

Back In November, I cautioned against enthusiasm for Facebook’s new advertising plan as it struck me as too intrusive. Facebook is now giving in to heavy criticism about the program and is revamping. Read the details here: Facebook Bows to … Continue reading

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Google Watch #10: How Much Does Google Really Know About You?

You’re probably aware of the recent efforts by the Federal Government to get search queries and indexed URLs from Google and the other search engines. This raises the question – what exactly does Google know about you? InternetWeek outlines what … Continue reading

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Surprise: The Web is not a big source of ID Theft

Despite what the mainstream media has reported in the past, a new study shows that online sources of Identity Theft are actually declining and that they were never the biggest source of the problem in the first place. Only nine … Continue reading

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