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EU data bosses order Google to sort out privacy • The Register

EU data regulators have told Google that it has to make changes to its new privacy policy due to "incomplete information and uncontrolled combination of data across services".

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Steelie Neelie: Settle your Do-No-Track squabbles or else • The Register

Steelie Neelie: Settle your Do-No-Track squabbles or else • The Register | DNT | Scoop.it

Regulators may impose a Do-Not-Track standard on squabbling tech vendors and web businesses after they missed a deadline to develop their own proposal.

EU member states are looking at how to enforce DNT under ePrivacy rules, the vice president responsible for the Digital Agenda Neelie Kroes said Wednesday.

Kroes also hinted at action in the US, too, pointing to the Federal Trade Commission's growing frustration with the ongoing lack of agreement and watering down of proposals.

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EU acts to toughen cookie privacy

EU acts to toughen cookie privacy | DNT | Scoop.it
European commissioner Neelie Kroes is angry that plans to introduce a Do Not Track standard are being derailed.
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O2 flogs logs of mobe locations to anyone with a wallet • The Register

O2 flogs logs of mobe locations to anyone with a wallet • The Register | DNT | Scoop.it

Telefonica, the owner of the O2 brand, has set up a new division to exploit its massive heap of customer data. This means selling punters' movement patterns and the number of people ambling through a particular spot to anyone with the cash.

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At Advertising Week, Microsoft Blasted Over Do Not Track | Digital - Advertising Age

At Advertising Week, Microsoft Blasted Over Do Not Track | Digital - Advertising Age | DNT | Scoop.it
the nation's biggest advertisers are using advertising week to blast microsoft for the latest version of ie, which ships with do not track as a default setting.
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Implementing the new advertising icon: what you need to know and do | IAB UK

Implementing the new advertising icon: what you need to know and do | IAB UK | DNT | Scoop.it

This joint IAB / ISBA event will tell you all you need to know about the new advertising icon and explain how you can support its rollout across Europe.

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UDID Replacement APIs in iOS 6 – Ole Begemann

UDID Replacement APIs in iOS 6 – Ole Begemann | DNT | Scoop.it
Apple introduced two new APIs in iOS 6 as a replacement for the deprecated unique device identifier.
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Google adds 'Do Not Track' to Chrome | PCWorld

Google adds 'Do Not Track' to Chrome | PCWorld | DNT | Scoop.it
Chrome joins the other major browsers, including the online privacy feature in the latest version of the developers build.
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Do Not Track in the Windows 8 Setup Experience - Microsoft on the Issues - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

Do Not Track in the Windows 8 Setup Experience - Microsoft on the Issues - Site Home - TechNet Blogs | DNT | Scoop.it
Microsoft On the Issues is the Microsoft blog on technology policy and corporate affairs.
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Standards group to bar IE10 from claiming 'Do Not Track' compliance

Computerworld – Microsofts decision to switch on the Do Not Track by default in Internet Explorer (IE10) will have to be rethought if the company wants to claim it supports the developing privacy standard.
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  The Illusion of Privacy by Tal's Blog

  The Illusion of Privacy by Tal's Blog | DNT | Scoop.it

The Illusion of Privacy: If you use Facebook, shop on Amazon, or blog, you’ll definitely benefit from reading this blog. Please share with others whose well-being you care about.


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Is 'Do Not Track' the End of Audience Targeting for Video Advertisers ...

Is 'Do Not Track' the End of Audience Targeting for Video Advertisers ... | DNT | Scoop.it
There is a war brewing up on Capitol Hill where the government is becoming increasingly impatient with Internet giants who have been dragging their feet on a "Do Not Track" option which would allow Internet users to take ...
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When cookie spewers single you out, it IS personal, barks watchdog • The Register

Information that can lead to individuals being "singled out and treated differently" should generally be classed as "personal data", an EU privacy body has recommended.

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The Do Not Track standard has crossed into crazy territory | ZDNet

The Do Not Track standard has crossed into crazy territory | ZDNet | DNT | Scoop.it
Summary: The advertising industry wants to change the definition of Do Not Track into something Orwell would be proud of. One influential member of the W3C working group says he's lost the energy to go on.
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Take That, Microsoft: Digital Ad Community's Final Word on Default Do Not Track

Take That, Microsoft: Digital Ad Community's Final Word on Default Do Not Track | DNT | Scoop.it
Companies can ignore DNT browser setting without penalty...
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Advertisers to FTC: We're Not Going Back on 'Do Not Track'

Advertisers to FTC: We're Not Going Back on 'Do Not Track' | DNT | Scoop.it
DAA says its giving consumers choice now...
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Euro watchdog to charge Microsoft on web browser choice boob • The Register

Euro watchdog to charge Microsoft on web browser choice boob • The Register | DNT | Scoop.it

Microsoft admitted in July that it had violated a deal with Brussels' antitrust officials. For 17 months it failed to comply with a legally binding 2009 settlement in which Redmond was supposed to display a choice screen to its European Windows customers – allowing them to pick between its own Internet Explorer and rival browsers Firefox, Chrome and others on the market – until 2014.

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The Free Internet Will Be Just Fine With Do Not Track. Here’s Why. | TechCrunch

The Free Internet Will Be Just Fine With Do Not Track. Here’s Why. | TechCrunch | DNT | Scoop.it
Editor's note: Sarah Downey is a senior privacy strategist at Albine, provider of online privacy solutions. Keep track of her on her blog and on Twitter.

The ad industry says that Do Not Track will destroy the free Internet.
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Want to avoid another cookie law mess? Talk to EU bods next time • The Register

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Windows 8 RTM to turn on IE10's Do Not Track by default

Windows 8 RTM to turn on IE10's Do Not Track by default | DNT | Scoop.it
Microsoft is enabling Do Not Track in the Release-to-Manufacturing version of Windows 8, guaranteeing a pushback from advertisers. Read this blog post by Lance Whitney on Microsoft.
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What is Do Not Track, and Why Should You Care? - The Mac - Intego

What is Do Not Track, and Why Should You Care? - The Mac - Intego | DNT | Scoop.it
The Do Not Track idea gained traction in December, 2010, when the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) endorsed the use of this tool. Since then, most web browsers have adopted Do Not Track. In Apple's Safari, under OS X ...
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Apple at Odds With Rival Browser Makers Over 'Do Not Track' Button

Apple at Odds With Rival Browser Makers Over 'Do Not Track' Button | DNT | Scoop.it
All the major browser makers plan to install a "Do Not Track" button this year -- except for one, according to an attorney representing the Digital Advertising Alliance.

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European Activists Could Force Facebook's New Privacy Changes ...

European Activists Could Force Facebook's New Privacy Changes ... | DNT | Scoop.it

The European activists “europe-v-facebook.org”, led by a group of Austrian students, say that they have reached the 7000-comment threshold on a Facebook privacy proposal, first raised last week, which would force the ...


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