Category: Thought Leadership

national ID

Online Privacy: How Do You Feel About a National Internet ID?

The Commerce Department is now tasked with developing an identity management system for individuals on the Internet, and one of the objectives clearly is to facilitate Internet commerce. This week, CEO Kent Lawson writes about the inherent privacy implications of having one master login identity. How do you feel about a national Internet ID?

do not track

Online Privacy: The “Do Not Track” Pact

CEO Kent Lawson tackles the controversy surrounding the proposed “Do Not Track” legislation and how it may limit advertisers from knowing about your Web-browsing habits. What worries you most about your online privacy? Where do you stand on the proposed new rules?

wifi

Identity Theft and Wifi

Private WiFi CEO Kent Lawson’s new blog outlines the astounding ways identity thieves target the approximately 11 million identity theft victims each year. In an effort to stem the scary privacy risks consumers face each day, he also announces an exciting new partnership with the well-known nonprofit organization, the Identity Theft Resource Center®.

big data

How Far is Too Far? (Part 2 of 2)

Part 1 of this series discussed how companies can track our location, but that is just one piece of information in “the new normal” of what marketers can find out about us. Now in Part 2, check out how our travels around the Internet leave digital fingerprints all over the place.

VPN

What Is a VPN?: Ask the Expert

This is the first “Ask the Expert” column in which Private WiFi CEO and computer security expert Kent Lawson responds to readers’ questions. This column will be an ongoing, monthly series, and this inaugural column discusses VPNs and their importance in staying protected online.

privacy policy

How Far is Too Far? (Part 1 of 2)

In Part 1 of this two-part series, Private WiFi CEO Kent Lawson discusses the extent of personal tracking that is taking place online – and what amount, if any, goes too far.

Online Privacy: Good Guys and Bad Guys, Part 2

This is the second in a two-part series on the issues of personal online privacy. In Part 2, CEO Kent Lawson discusses the ethics behind Firesheep, a controversial download developed by Seattle-based programmer Eric Butler.

data protection

Online Privacy: Good Guys and Bad Guys, Part 1

This is the first in a two-part series on the issues of personal privacy on the web. In Part 1, CEO Kent Lawson commends the Wall Street Journal for being a “good guy” — a solid media outlet committed to investigating the ways that businesses use our personal information, sometimes in shocking ways.