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Facebook’s (In)conspicuous Absence From the Do Not Track Discussions [Facebook]

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

On the heels of President Obama’s recent introduction of a Privacy Bill of Rights, the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA), the latest self-regulatory organization for online advertising, agreed to support widespread implementation of Do Not Track (DNT) browser headers. This is a laudable step, and in the coming months the responsibilities for how websites respond to the signal will be articulated in multistakeholder meetings through the W3C’s Tracking Protection Working Group. One conspicuous absence from the Do Not Track discussions is Facebook. As a company that tracks millions of users around the web, Facebook needs to follow in the footsteps of Google, Microsoft, Yahoo!, and others by committing to respect user choice. More »

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BlackBerry 7 devices get American, Canadian Government approval

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012
The Governments of the USA and Canada have announced that BlackBerry 7 (and 7.1) smartphones are suitable for official use. The units have been granted FIPS 140-2 certification, demonstrating a suitable level of cryptographic security to protect sensitive information. Gear that hasn’t been FIPS-certified can’t be purchased by Government agencies, so RIM can expect to see a substantial order of its Bold 9900 / 9930 / 9790, Torch 9850 / 9860 / 9810 and Curve 9350 / 9370 / 9380 phones, as President Obama looks to swell the number of people legally allowed to BBM-him. After the break we’ve got a missive from Waterloo expressing how proud it is now it’s been Government-sanctioned.

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Murdoch Slams Obama For "Supporting Online Piracy"—Calls Google "Piracy Leader" [Sopa]

Saturday, January 14th, 2012

No Longer in Packing Foam, the Robonaut is Freeeee! (But Not Actually Switched on Yet) [Space]

Friday, March 18th, 2011

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