Allison Grande reports: AOL Inc. disclosed on Friday that it doesn’t respond to signals sent by major Web browsers that indicate that online users don’t want their activities to be tracked across websites, although it said it may be willing to reconsider its position if the industry can agree on a uniform do-not-track standard. As [...]
Kelly Gorrigan reports: Parents and students weighed in Thursday on a recent decision by Glendale school officials to continue monitoring students’ public social media posts this school year.Throughout last school year, the Hermosa Beach-based company Geo Listening sent Glendale Unified emails whenever students’ posts were related to bullying, suicide, vandalism or drug use, among other [...]
Joshua Sudbury of FordHarrison writes: Accessing information about employees and applicants via their social media accounts just got a bit more complicated in Tennessee. This past legislative session, the Tennessee General Assembly passed the “Employee Online Privacy Act of 2014″ aimed at protecting employees and applicants from being forced by an employer to turn over [...]
A court in Naples has ordered a woman to take down photos posted on Facebook from her honeymoon after her husband complained that he did not give his permission for her to post them. She may even have to pay damages. Read more on The Local (IT).
Bloomberg reports: Yahoo! Inc was yesterday ordered by a federal judge to face a lawsuit alleging its scanning of email to target advertising violates users’ privacy rights. In a mixed ruling, US District Judge Lucy H. Koh in San Jose, California, granted Yahoo’s request to throw out federal wiretap claims that its terms of service [...]
Nick Divito reports: The New York Civil Liberties Union threw its support behind Facebook’s legal challenge to the Manhattan District Attorney’s forcing the social media site to turn over the contents of 381 user accounts. The ACLU and the NYCLU filed an amicus brief on Aug. 7 in New York County Supreme Court. “The sensitive [...]
Archana Venkatraman reports: The vast majority of cloud providers are not yet prepared to meet the requirements of the new EU General Data Protection Regulation that will come into effect next year to replace the EU Data Protection Directive adopted in 1995, research has revealed. Only one out of 100 cloud service providers are ready [...]