Will the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights make a difference?
I have this strange feeling that I'm being watched. Gmail is hinting in an ad that I should consider self-publishing that novel I'm working on. Thesaurus.com seems to know exactly which jackets I looked at recently on Backcountry.com.
The Obama administration's recently unveiledis supposed to tip the balance of power back to Web users. It gives them the right to control what data is collected, how it is used and shared, and to have that data secured. Enforcement information, however, is still sketchy.
The document is expected to be used as the basis for new privacy legislation.
Online privacy is a sizzling topic in light of, , and by mobile apps.
There are signs that major tech companies won't kick and scream against the idea. Google, AOL, Microsoft, and Yahoo are committing tofor Web browsers. That's the sort of technology that will keep Thesaurus.com from serving me up with ads for jackets I looked at.
Consumer advocates are skeptics among CNET readers.the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights, but we're seeing some
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