Monthly Archive: March 2011

Europe to Implement ‘Cookie Legislation’ for Enhanced Online Privacy

Major websites across Europe are scrambling to implement a new rule also known as the “cookie directive” to safeguard consumer privacy online. This new law – which was actually passed in 2009 – goes into effect May 25 and requires companies to get “explicit consent” from users before installing cookies (small files that track your online browsing history).

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Internet Safety: Social Networking Sites for Children

It is a time-honored tradition that children want to do exactly what their older counterparts are doing. A trip into the makeup drawer or a game of paintball may not prove to be troublesome, but the new area that kids are exploring is social networking. Unfortunately, Facebook, MySpace and Twitter are often not the safest places for children. Sensing a new marketing opportunity, many companies have developed social networking sites designed just for children. These new sites have applications for parental controls and age-appropriate games. And the best of these sites are Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) compliant

Actress Rose McGowan Nabs Cybercrook After ‘Violating and Frustrating’ Online Identity Theft

More and more celebrities are “coming out” as victims of cyber-stalking, online identity theft, and email security violations. Check out which celebs are being victimized, and also watch a video that shares tips about what your can do if your online privacy is ever compromised, hacked, or exploited in any way.

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CTIA Wireless Recap: Tablets, Trinkets, and Technology

Back from the recent CTIA Wireless conference, CEO Kent Lawson tackles the trends and technologies shaping our future. He says things such as cloud computing are moving so quickly that “we will soon be accustomed to very large-scale capabilities which we will be carrying around in our pockets or purses.”

In Plain English: Everloop’s Privacy Policy Speaks Directly to Parents to Keep Kids Safe Online

Everloop, the “Facebook for kids” social networking site, has two privacy policies. The company speaks directly to parents when it warns that “the Internet offers a world of opportunity for children. Your guidance and involvement are essential to help ensure that children have a safe and rewarding online experience. We encourage you to stay involved in and informed about what your child is doing online.” Read on to learn how the site protects your kids, but also the various ways it collects and shares your kids’ personal information.