November 2, 2012

Privacy Roundup – 2nd Edition

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As mentioned during my previous ‘Roundup’ sent out on the 19th of October, we at SpiderOak want to continually emphasize the importance of privacy and how it impacts our daily life. Welcome to the second edition of our ‘Privacy Roundup’ and we look forward to hearing your thoughts and ideas on how and why privacy matters to you.

With no further ado, here we go:

The Horrible Future of Social – Ted Nyman

Are you on Facebook? Check out MyPermissions now. Seriously, just do it.

California attorney general sends privacy warnings to app makers – The Hill.com

Facebook turns off automatic facial recognition software for all European users in victory for privacy campaigners

Telefónica wants to turn customer data into cash

Yahoo Dings “Do Not Track” Default (And Search Partner Microsoft)

Washington Post: Yes, We Need To Give Up Liberty For Security

Lastly, we enjoy including companies that – like us – take a proactive stance on the importance of privacy. This week we are happy to announce a company newly launched that allows for private communication from voice conversations to text messages. Please take a moment to have a look:

Silent Circle

Please don’t hesitate to send additional thoughts or articles as we very much enjoy hearing from you and your thinking on the various topics mentioned above. Have a great weekend…