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Need a Privacy Policy for your App? Try this…

Bloomberg Businessweek is reporting that MEF, a mobile content and commerce industry trade organization, has launched a privacy notice generator for app developers. As an investor and advisor to many start-ups I think this is VERY good opportunity for mobile app developers to learn and understand privacy issues when it comes…

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Read Our Lips: “You Are The Product”

I loved seeing this post the other day from Venture Beat and Meghan Kelly – Paying for privacy: Why it’s time for us to become customers again It’s a marvel to me that maybe users of online services still don’t get this. Last summer as I drove into work one morning,…

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Malver-what? Malvertising? Huh?

Malvertising. It’s one of those fun, tech, online, compound words that get coined – and while fun to use, and have a great ring to them, we don’t always know just what exactly they mean. Malvertising was in the news this week – which made me think of this today….

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Federal Court: Non-Public Facebook Wall Posts Are Protected Under the Federal Stored Communications Act

The U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey recently ruled that non-public Facebook wall posts are protected under the Federal Stored Communications Act (the “SCA”) Federal Court: Non-Public Facebook Wall Posts Are Protected Under the Federal Stored Communications Act -Dennis photo by: Franco Bouly

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New Details in How the Feds Take Laptops at Border

Interesting tactics by the government on how to gain access to your laptop for a search. Could your personal or even worse corporate laptop be subject to this tactic? http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2013/09/09/us/politics/ap-us-border-computer-searches.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1   -Dennis

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Google Says It Can Read Users Email

That’s a bit of a salacious headline – but it cuts to the chase. Google has been responding to a class action lawsuit, filed in May, asserting that they “unlawfully opens up, reads, and acquires the content of people’s private email messages” – and that such action would violate at least…