Dutch student sells personal data for 350 euros

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
A Dutch student has decided to put his whole personal data, or what he calls “data soul,” in an auction. The decision has raised questions on the future of personal information, especially our own. Last April 12, Shawn Buckles sold is “data soul,” which includes is location records, medical records, personal calendar, all his emails, and every data from his social media communications. He

Internet Explorer 10 Makes Anti-Tracking Functionality Default

Friday, June 1st, 2012
Microsoft’s upcoming browser gives in to the fervent hopes of ad-irate netizens, much to the chagrin of web advertisers. The company announced that Internet Explorer 10 will have “Do Not Track” functionality turned on by default. This prevents third-party companies to track down what users search and navigate for, which would have been used to provide targeted advertisements on web pages. Micros

French Government Accuses Google of Collecting Private Data

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010
The French data protection agency (CNIL) reported that Google scooped up sensitive data like passwords and e-mail address when putting together its Street View service, which leads them to contemplate whether to prosecute the search firm. The data was gathered as it logged WiFi hotspots in an effort to develop its location-based services. Google handed over copies of the data it gathered, after CNIL requested for