Privacy

  1. Coachella Gets 30,000 Fans to 'Live Click' Around Festival, Automatically Link to Social Media

    May 09, 2012 12:21 PM EDT This year's Coachella 2012 Festival made waves for the mind-melding technology that came from its headliners, but it also got a little technological boost from 30,000 of its own attendees. Tupac Shakur (Hologram) Plays Coachella During Snoop ...

  2. Privacy Policy

    April 06, 2012 8:23 AM EDT Privacy Policy Privacy Policy Effective Date: June 30, 2012 This Privacy Policy is applicable to www.prometheusgm.com , www.billboard.com , www.billboard.biz , www.adweek.com , www.backstage.com , www.hollywoodreporter.com , www.clioawards.com , w ...

  3. Obama Administration Proposes New Online Privacy Rules

    February 23, 2012 7:47 AM EST NEW YORK (AP) -- The Obama administration is calling for stronger privacy protections for consumers as mobile gadgets, Internet services and other tools are able to do a better job of tracking what you do and where you go. Administration officials ...

  4. Google Tackles Online Privacy in Unusual Ad Blitz

    January 17, 2012 8:36 AM EST SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google is focusing on the importance of protecting personal information in an unusual marketing campaign for a company that has been blasted for its own online privacy lapses and practices. The educational ads will start appea ...

  5. Facebook Agrees To Improve Transparency...In Europe

    December 22, 2011 7:59 AM EST BERLIN (AP) - Facebook Inc. has agreed to make several changes to its services to improve transparency and better protect the personal data of its millions of users outside of the U.S., following an in-depth audit of its international headquarters ...

  6. EU Drafting Personal Data Protection Law Reforms

    November 29, 2011 7:58 AM EST BRUSSELS (AP) - The European Union wants to replace a mishmash of national laws on data protection with one bloc-wide reform, updating laws put in place long before Facebook and other social networking sites even existed. EU Justice Commissioner V ...

  7. Facebook To Allow Users To Pre-Approve Photo Tags

    August 24, 2011 7:30 AM EDT SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Drunken revelers rejoice: Facebook will now let you decide whether your friends can attach your name to a photo before it is circulated. Currently, your friends can add your name to a photo on Facebook without your consent or ...

  8. Senator Calls For Smartphone App Privacy Policies

    May 26, 2011 7:39 AM EDT WASHINGTON - A key member of the Senate Judiciary Committee is challenging Apple Inc. and Google Inc. to require all developers that make apps for their mobile devices to adopt formal privacy policies. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., sent letters to the ...

  9. Senate Considering Bill on Consumer Privacy Rights For Internet

    April 13, 2011 7:37 AM EDT A new Senate bill introduced Tuesday would establish a "privacy bill of rights" to set ground rules for companies that collect consumer data, including personal data amassed on the Internet and then mined to target online advertising. Th ...

  10. Poll: Public Supports 'Do Not Track' Measure

    December 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST A "Do Not Track" measure, an idea recently floated by the Federal Trade Commission, has broad public support, a USA Today/Gallup poll found. Of those surveyed, 30 percent responded that advertisers should not be allowed to match ads to s ...

  11. Facebook's COO Sandberg: Web To Get More Personal

    September 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT If there's one piece of advice that Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg would give marketers, it's to "let customers become part of the process." Interviewed by the Huffington Post's Arianna Huffington at an Advertising Week even ...

  12. Germany Says Apple Must Improve Data Transparency

    June 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc must "immediately make clear" what data it collects from users of its products and for what purposes, Germany's justice minister was quoted as saying by Der Spiegel magazine. "Users of iPhones and other GPS devices mu ...

  13. French Data Regulator Green-Lights Three-Strikes

    June 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The French three-strike 'Hadopi' law, which was passed in September 2009, has passed a major hurdle for its actual implementation. Data protection regulator CNIL has authorized music rights holders' requests to automatically track I ...

  14. Opinion: Facebooks New Privacy Settings Only Step One

    May 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT After several weeks of controversy over its privacy settings, Facebook introduced a new set of consolidated privacy controls that, among other things, allow users to turn off third-party applications completely. The key element of the new setting ...

  15. German Biz Welcomes Telecoms Data Storage Ruling

    March 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST In Germany it is no longer legal for mass telephone and Internet data to be stored in the absence of any specific suspicion of criminal activity. The German Federal Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe has rejected a law providing for data to be stor ...

  16. Internet Censorship Seen Liable To WTO Challenge

    November 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST Censorship of the Internet is open to challenge at the World Trade Organization as it can restrict trade in services delivered online, a forthcoming study says. A censorship case at the WTO could raise sovereignty issues, given the clear right of ...

  17. Facebook Agrees To Make Canada Privacy Changes

    August 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Facebook, the popular social networking website, agreed on Thursday to make changes to better protect the personal information of its users as a result of negotiations with Canada's privacy commissioner. The worldwide changes will give users ...

  18. Facebook Has Privacy Gaps: Canadian Watchdog

    July 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The popular social networking site Facebook is not doing enough to protect the personal information it gets from subscribers, and it gives users confusing and incomplete information about privacy matters, Canada's privacy commissioner said. & ...

  19. Internet Boycott Calls To Mark China Filter Debut

    June 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Chinese Internet users are calling on fellow Web surfers to stay offline on July 1, the debut of a controversial software filter that critics say the Chinese government is using to tighten censorship. New regulations from Beijing mandate "Gre ...

  20. Brit Gov't Supports Action On File-Sharing

    February 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST The British government has vowed to take up the fight on illegal file-sharing as part of a multi-stage action plan intended to ensure the prosperity of the country's creative industries. Should the recording industry fail to break its impasse ...

  21. Kanye West Sues Over Masters

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rapper claims violation of privacy, trademark rights. Rapper claims violation of privacy, trademark rights. News ...