Privacy News Online | Weekly Review: August 14, 2020

Featured: Privacy News Online – Week of August 14th, 2020 Chinese gamers will need to verify their real names on all games by September The Chinese government is rolling out a real name authentication and verification system to all online games in the country by the end of the month. Some of these verification systems … Continue reading “Privacy News Online | Weekly Review: August 14, 2020”

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  • Dec 31, 2019
  • Glyn Moody
  • General Privacy News, Governments, Surveillance,

As public fears mount over online surveillance and lack of control, advertising industry gets privacy religion – sort of…

A new Pew Research Center survey confirms what readers of this blog already know: many people are deeply worried about the routine tracking of their activities online: A majority of Americans believe their online and offline activities are being tracked and monitored by companies and the government with some regularity. It is such a common … Continue reading “As public fears mount over online surveillance and lack of control, advertising industry gets privacy religion – sort of…”

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  • Aug 29, 2019
  • Caleb Chen
  • Censorship, General Privacy News, Governments, Social Media,

President Trump wants to use an executive order to make the FCC and FTC police social media censorship

President Trump has a plan to involve the FTC and FCC in policing censorship by social media companies such as Facebook and Twitter. Earlier in August, CNN’s Brian Fung reported on a summary of a draft executive order from President Trump that was first reported on by Politico. The executive order is supposedly aimed to … Continue reading “President Trump wants to use an executive order to make the FCC and FTC police social media censorship”

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  • Mar 26, 2019
  • Caleb Chen
  • General Privacy News, Governments,

FTC votes 5-0 to examine privacy practices of internet service providers and mobile broadband providers

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued seven letters to internet service providers (ISPs) and mobile broadband providers in the United States demanding a special report regarding their privacy practices. The FTC resolution was formally called the “Resolution Directing Use of Compulsory Process to Collect Information Regarding ISP Privacy” and was issued under the FTC’s … Continue reading “FTC votes 5-0 to examine privacy practices of internet service providers and mobile broadband providers”

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