Online Privacy Gets 'A Bill of Rights'

Friday, March 02, 2012


Familiar with the apps that vacuum in your personal information without your knowledge? Or online companies that track you even after you’ve nicely asked them not to? Well, the White House announced last week a new ‘Consumer Bill of Rights’ that will try to clarify how online companies and app developers are supposed to navigate your privacy.  Bob speaks with Ryan Singel of about consumer privacy’s prospects and potential.

Comments [3]

ajtoelle from Albany, NY

Thanks so much for covering this topic, the solutions suggested by Ryan Singel were particularly helpful.

ghostery is blocking 7 scripts as i write this! ;)

@JSfromNJ ->

Mar. 04 2012 02:00 PM
Rhonda Merrick from London, United Kingdom

I have made no secret that I want Klout to remove their orange badge from my Twitter profile. I should not be forced to display their brand if I've decided for whatever reason that I don't want to use their service. It's a form of extortion. If I close them out of my other social networks, then my prominently displayed KLOUT score goes down to practically zero. I don't like it... I don't want it... I should be allowed to have it removed. I didn't sign up for mandatory Klout when I signed on with Twitter. I hope they have to pay damages and go out of business if they don't stop misleading the public into thinking there is any sort of privacy policy with Klout. I would NEVER recommend it to anyone and I hope there will be laws to stop future app makers from willfully and blatantly deceiving the public.

Mar. 04 2012 05:20 AM
JS from NJ

Would like links to some of the software mentioned in the story which can be used to see what info can be collected about you (e.g., ghostery, etc.).

Mar. 03 2012 08:22 PM

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