Privacy Archives

RFID Privacy
RFID privacy concerns are largely overblown. Companies are already drowing in data. and turning that data into useful information is a lot harder than it sounds. Companies, governments, and individuals already have far easier and more effective ways of gathering information about you than RFID can provide.
December 23, 2003 - 426 words, 3 comments

Web bug education
The anti-Web bug initiative will be ignored by unscrupulous marketers, but it will also serve to educate everyone else.
November 26, 2002 - 251 words, 2 comments

Java Spyware
RedSheriff may be tracking your activities on the Web. Their tracking applet is present on many Web sites and is installed without your knowledge or permission.
November 6, 2002 - 362 words, 46 comments

DoubleClick's privacy settlement
A quick overview of the events leading to DoubleClick’s privacy settlement.
September 2, 2002 - 104 words,

Comcast stops tracking
washingtonpost.com | Comcast: Will Stop Tracking Users: "Comcast Corp. pledged Wednesday to immediately stop recording...
February 13, 2002 - 29 words, 1 comment

Nationwide Do Not Call List
Lawmakers consider a nationwide telemarketing opt-out list.
January 22, 2002 - 33 words, 7 comments

Patent Privacy?
David Reed at SATN suggests patenting the use of private data: "Let’s file patents on...
January 14, 2002 - 47 words,

Opt-Out Cookies
Some advertising and tracking networks have opt-out systems where you can store a cookie on...
January 10, 2002 - 53 words,

More telemarketing protection
A new law in California (where I live) allows people to have their names placed...
January 5, 2002 - 67 words,

DMA Opt-Out
You can also add yourself to the opt-out lists that are maintained by the Direct...
January 5, 2002 - 106 words,

Junk mail madness
I opened the mailbox today to find two items. One was a bill for my...
January 5, 2002 - 261 words,

Freedom
One thing I am thankful for is our freedom as Americans. But in the wake...
November 22, 2001 - 75 words,

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