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Tuesday: May 11, 2010

The top eleven signs that Facebook has violated your privacy.The top eleven signs that Facebook has violated your privacy.

If any of the aforementioned signs from this link have happened to you it might be a good time close out your Facebook account. If you're still unsure, check rule number one on the list before proceeding.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 6:27 AM | Tags (7) | facebook | bbspot | privacy | social | networking | violations | markzuckerburg |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 83 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: May 10, 2010

Everything you wanted to know about the Facebook privacy war.Everything you wanted to know about the Facebook privacy war.

Wired goes into detail about all the recent privacy changes that Facebook has recently undergone and what they mean to you and your data. Long story short, make sure your privacy settings are all up to snuff (or cancel your account).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 7:03 AM | Tags (8) | changes | data | facebook | privacy | settings | war | wired | writeup |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Cablevision decides not cripple their DVR service for their customer base.Cablevision decides not cripple their DVR service for their customer base.

Don't worry, you won't be losing the ability to fast forward through commercials for now. The article has some interesting tidbits about how your DVR habits are tracked and the legal purposes as to why their DVR system functions the way it does.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 6:37 AM | Tags (10) | cable | dvr | service | privacy | security | fast | forwarding | stats | information | collection |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 15, 2010

Netflix decides to cancel new contest amidst privacy concerns.Netflix decides to cancel new contest amidst privacy concerns.

The retreat announced Friday settles a lawsuit alleging Netflix's plans to release millions of movie-rental records that could have illegally exposed sensitive information about its subscribers' tastes and lifestyles.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 6:53 AM | Tags (11) | contest | dvds | lifestyles | netflix | preferences | privacy | recrods | security | sensitive | tastes | users |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: February 24, 2010

Three Google executives get convicted of privacy violations over in Italy.Three Google executives get convicted of privacy violations over in Italy.

'The judge has decided I'm primarily responsible for the actions of some teenagers who uploaded a reprehensible video to Google video,' Google's global privacy counsel Peter Fleischer, who was convicted in absentia, said in a statement.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:04 AM | Tags (6) | google | italy | privacy | youtube | uploads | video |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: February 16, 2010

Google decides to modify Buzz platform after some specific privacy issues come to light.Google decides to modify Buzz platform after some specific privacy issues come to light.

And before Google made the latest changes, who's in those circles could easily be exposed to others without the user even realizing it. Suddenly your boss could discover that you've been corresponding with a rival company that happens to have some job openings.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 6:37 AM | Tags (9) | google | buzz | social | networking | privacy | issues | public | yahoo | open |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 16, 2009

No one is safe from Facebook's new privacy settings, not even their CEO.No one is safe from Facebook's new privacy settings, not even their CEO.

This opening may be a result of Facebook's new default settings; or could be a result of Zuckerberg trying to reverse the PR debacle of the new privacy system by opening up the content himself; or could be a combination of both.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 6:33 AM | Tags (7) | facebook | security | privacy | gawker | settings | photos | private |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 40 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 9, 2009

Facebook to start reminding all users about their current privacy settings.Facebook to start reminding all users about their current privacy settings.

As part of this initiative, all Facebook users will be prompted to review and confirm their privacy settings. The page will list the items with privacy that needs to be confirmed and give users the option to retain their existing setting or change it to a setting Facebook recommends.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 4:07 PM | Tags (5) | facebook | security | options | privacy | itnews |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 8, 2009

Yahoo decides to launch an online privacy tool for all of us consumersYahoo decides to launch an online privacy tool for all of us consumers

In the past, users were able to rejected targeted ads, but they weren't able to edit and modify their personal preferences — for instance, saying 'no' only to ads for video games or ads with a health focus.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 6:22 AM | Tags (7) | yahoo | security | privacy | launch | ftc | consumer | tool |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: November 13, 2009

Five tips for fixing up your Facebook page from the folks at CNN.Five tips for fixing up your Facebook page from the folks at CNN.

Article covers everything from how to block a friend's annoying Farmville stats to setting up privacy for your racy uploaded photos. Happy Facebooking.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 7:39 AM | Tags (7) | cnn | facebook | tips | security | annoying | photos | privacy |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 40 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: November 6, 2009

Google pulls the curtain back on brand new dashboard for all of your Google product needs.Google pulls the curtain back on brand new dashboard for all of your Google product needs.

In an effort to provide you with greater transparency and control over their own data, we've built the Google Dashboard. Designed to be simple and useful, the Dashboard summarizes data for each product that you use and provides you direct links to control your personal settings.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:41 AM | Tags (6) | accounts | app | dashboard | google | privacy | transparency |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 6, 2009

The top eleven signs that Google knows way too much about you.The top eleven signs that Google knows way too much about you.

3. The feeding tube used while you're connected to the Google Collective has that minty flavor you love so much.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 7:53 AM | Tags (6) | bbspot | funny | google | information | privacy | security |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 35 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: September 14, 2009

Google shows how Street View works in the cutest way possible.Google shows how Street View works in the cutest way possible.

Awww, it's so cute when they remove potential personal information from captured images!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 2:55 PM | Tags (6) | cute | google | japan | overload | privacy | streetview |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 31 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 13, 2009

A complete guide to Facebook's new privacy features just for you.A complete guide to Facebook's new privacy features just for you.

Quite handy for those who don't know anything about setting up Facebook with privacy in mind.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 8:00 AM | Tags (6) | facebook | privacy | security | settings | guide | mashable |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 10, 2009

State of New York suing social-networking site for spamming sixty million people.State of New York suing social-networking site for spamming sixty million people.

Tagged, which has been around for five years, would then illegally get access to those new users' e-mail address books and send out more messages without those users' knowledge. Tagged will be sued for deceptive e-mail marketing practices and invasion of privacy, the office said.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 2:10 PM | Tags (9) | email | fraud | lawsuit | networking | newyork | privacy | security | social | spam |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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