Category Archives: mobile apps

Don’t Underestimate the Technology

Over at Vice.com, Patrick McGuire has a good article analyzing a new combination of hardware and app called “Tile” that bills itself as “the worlds largest lost and found.” Tiles are little 1″x1″ wifi-enabled tags that you can stick to … Continue reading

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Monitoring via Mobile Devices’ Unconnected WiFi

I’ve written a lot about the amount of data we willingly disclose, and how to try to minimize it. A couple of recent articles caught my eye about the degree to which we shed information, even when we don’t mean … Continue reading

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Unintended Consequences of Online Tools

As I’ve noted before, you can share too much online. But a few recent stories about unintended uses of new online tools caught my eye to serve as a warning about the Law of Unintended Consequences. First, there’s this story … Continue reading

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FTC Reports That Many Mobile Apps May Not Be COPPA Compliant

Originally posted February 17, 2012 On Feb. 16, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission released a staff report titled, “Mobile Apps for Kids: Current Privacy Disclosures Are Disappointing,” in which the FTC criticized companies for failing to properly disclose to parents … Continue reading

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Feb 29, 2012 – Leap Day Review of Recent Developments in Privacy

Originally posted February 29, 2012 Given how busy the privacy world has been recently, we thought we’d take this “extra day” to catch up on some of the bigger recent developments: …. Available at http://www.sourcingspeak.com/2012/02/leap-day-review-of-recent-developments-in-privacy.html

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Privacy and Data Security for the Normal Person

[7/15 – Updated Item 9 to include link to July 14 NYT story.] On April 17, 2013, the UN special envoy on free expression warned that advances in technology have made governments’ effectiveness in conducting surveillance virtually unlimited in scale … Continue reading

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