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States, Feds and tech firms take action against revenge porn

April 6, 2015 4:55 am

The California Attorney General capped off a busy quarter in the nationwide campaign to rid the Internet of revenge porn. On Friday, the California AG announced the sentencing of Kevin Bollaert, operator of a cyber-exploitation website which posted nude photos of individuals with personal [...]

Franken presses FBI for action against revenge porn

April 3, 2015 2:54 pm

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) urged the FBI director James Comey to “respond swiftly and appropriately” to the growing number of non-consensual nude pictures and videos that are showing up on the Internet on pages like and similarly X-rated websites. “I am deeply concerned [...]

Microsoft does an about face on Do Not Track browser setting

April 3, 2015 2:10 pm

On one of the quietest news days so far this year, Microsoft is reversing course on how it implements its controversial Do Not Track setting for its Internet Explorer browser.  It will no long be activated as a default setting. Going forward, Do Not Track will have to be turned on by the [...]

FCC’s Mike O’Rielly warns ad biz it’s under assault

April 1, 2015 11:02 am

FCC commissioner Mike O’Rielly gave the advertising business a wake up call Wednesday morning on a number of issues that are before the FCC which could adversely affect the advertising business. O’Rielly, reappointed to the FCC in January, didn’t hold back with his ongoing criticism of an [...]

Parents fret but don’t always protect their pre-teen’s privacy online

April 1, 2015 5:02 am

Ask parents if they worry about their children’s online privacy and the overwhelming answer is “Yes!” Fully eight out of ten (82%) parents of pre-teens (children age 0-13) believe that protecting their children’s personal information on the Internet is their primary responsibility. At the [...]

Report: Ad nets sticking to privacy, data guidelines

March 30, 2015 3:15 pm

All 92 ad network members of the Network Advertising Initiative substantially complied with the group’s consumer privacy code in 2014, according to the group’s report released Monday. The code, which has gotten stricter over the past few years, requires ad networks to post data collection and [...]
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