Tag Archives: Do Not Track List
Posted on 27. Jan, 2013 by lynette.
Kids spend a lot of time online, and the information they post – and even the information they don’t post such as where they click, what they like, what they’re searching for – is valuable data to organizations who want to sell them something.
Whether they know it or not, in a single day, kids who use social networks and mobile devices are sharing lots of data that can be used to create and deliver very targeted advertising to them. Here’s a look at part of a teen’s day, the digital trail they’re leaving, and what you can do to help kids protect their privacy.
Posted on 28. Jan, 2012 by lynette.
In a world where more and more information is created, stored and shared online, and everyone from individual citizens to government organizations is participating in it, maintaining online privacy is an important skill we all have to master.
But protecting your online privacy is not just about knowing how to protect it. It’s also about knowing what you are trying to protect. Anyone who uses and participates in the Internet has and shares information about themselves of all kinds. Some of it you post. Some of it you don’t.
Posted on 23. May, 2011 by lynette.
Online privacy has suddenly become the stage for a huge battle between lawmakers, technology companies, youth and online safety advocates, advertisers, and consumers.
Most U.S. parents probably don’t realize all of this is transpiring at both a national and state level. Breaking down one proposed piece of legislation, SB242 from California State Senator Ellen Corbett, may help identify what is fueling all of the action and reaction and, more importantly, remind us of our role in teaching kids how to protect their online privacy. SB242 focuses on addressing online privacy on social networking sites and its three provisions deserve a closer look.
Posted on 09. Dec, 2010 by lynette.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is pushing for consumer privacy legislation that would give you the ability to stop websites from tracking your surfing habits. It specifically calls for a feature that is ideally part of your web browser, where you can enable a setting that tells the browser if a site can track you.