Oct 062015

Owen Bowcott reports: US data storage systems operated by Facebook and other digital operators do not provide customers with protection from state surveillance, the European court of justice has ruled. The declaration by the EU court in Luxembourg that privacy is being compromised will have far-reaching consequences for the online industry and [Read More…]

Oct 032015
 October 3, 2015  Business 1 Response »

As all my regular readers know, I am not on Facebook. I’ve never had a Facebook account and I never will. I don’t care how much business I may miss out on by not being on Facebook or how many fun social contacts and interactions. Facebook’s anti-privacy model and practices are are [Read More…]

Oct 032015
 October 3, 2015  Breaches, Business No Responses »

Well, this is different. Dave Paresh reports: California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris is requiring Silicon Valley start-up Houzz Inc. to hire a “chief privacy officer” as part of a settlement resolving breach-of-privacy allegations, the first time the office has imposed such a provision. Over six months in 2013, Irvine-based employees [Read More…]