EU Preliminary Ruling Puts US-EU Safe Harbor in Jeopardy

EU Preliminary Ruling Puts US-EU Safe Harbor in Jeopardy A Preliminary Opinion on a challenge to Facebook’s privacy practices has put in question the continued viability of the US-EU Safe Harbor program which permits data transfers between the US and European businesses. FACEBOOK’S EUROPEAN NEMESIS.  Austrian Maximillan Schrems has become Facebook’s European nemesis after spending…

The Mounting Cost of the NSA Scandal: “Severe and Getting Worse”

The Mounting Cost of the NSA Scandal: “Severe and Getting Worse” In the last few weeks, the New American Foundation (NAF) released its report, “Surveillance Costs:The NSA’s Impact on the Economy,Internet Freedom & Cybersecurity,” and Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) chaired a roundtable with Silicon Valley executives on this very point.  Both events highlight what is…

The Great Facebook Experiment Train Wreck

  Last month, a publication of the National Academy of Sciences published the results of an experiment conducted by Facebook on 689,003 users that involved controlling user news feed to either include or exclude positive information.  As summarized by Forbes’ Kashmir Hill , “[i]f there was a week in January 2012 where you were only seeing photos of…

CLBR Today – Robert Ellis Smith Addresses Mobile App Privacy

ROBERT ELLIS SMITH RETURNS TO CLBR TO DISCUSS PRIVACY AND MOBILE APPS With California Attorney General Kamala Harris’ enforcement action filed against Delta for its lack of privacy policy for its mobile app and the FTC indicating that it is investigating mobile compliance with children’s privacy protections, mobile privacy has become the hot domestic internet…

CLBR Episode #93: Dan Tynan on Facebook, Broken Internet, Banana Endorsements, Dan Ackroyd and the Big East

DAN TYNAN RETURNS TO CLBR For a Free Wheeling Discussion on Facebook Likes, Broken Internets, Banana Endorsements and a Surprise Dan Ackroyd Appearance (Kind of) Background More Privacy Perils: Facebook Data Is Greater Than The Sum Of Your Likes (Forbes) The Internet: You broke it, you own it. Now fix it. Would you trust a LinkedIn…

CLBR Names Heroes and Zeroes for 2012

CLBR YEAR END SHOW NAMES CYBER HEROES AND ZEROES In the final CLBR edition for 2012, a panel of Dan Tynan and Brenda Christensen joined host Bennet Kelley in naming the Cyber Heroes and Zeroes for 2012. 2012 HEROES Big Data Doug Gansler, Maryland Attorney General Kamala Harris, California Attorney General Jayne Hitchcock, Working to Halt…