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[ NNSquad ] More government hypocrisy on "do not track"
More government hypocrisy on "do not track" F.T.C. Suggests Privacy Guidelines for Mobile Apps http://j.mp/Vubh7p (New York Times) "In a strong move to protect the privacy of Americans as they use the Internet on their smartphones and tablets, the Federal Trade Commission on Friday said the mobile industry should include a do-not-track feature in software and apps and take other steps to safeguard personal information." - - - Government hypocrisy on this score is breathtaking. Apps data collection to provide ads and such has never hurt anyone. Nobody. Most of these systems jump through hoops to keep data anonymized and compartmented. Meanwhile, governments demand virtually unfettered access to data from confiscated cell phones, and unlimited access to carrier-based cell phone location data -- with governments also demanding associated data retention -- and more. Much of this "do not track" push is literally a smokescreen to divert attention from how governments actively abuse cell phone data. --Lauren-- Lauren Weinstein (firstname.lastname@example.org): http://www.vortex.com/lauren Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org/pfir-info Founder: - Network Neutrality Squad: http://www.nnsquad.org - PRIVACY Forum: http://www.vortex.com/privacy-info - Data Wisdom Explorers League: http://www.dwel.org - Global Coalition for Transparent Internet Performance: http://www.gctip.org Member: ACM Committee on Computers and Public Policy Lauren's Blog: http://lauren.vortex.com Google+: http://vortex.com/g+lauren / Twitter: http://vortex.com/t-lauren Tel: +1 (818) 225-2800 / Skype: vortex.com _______________________________________________ nnsquad mailing list http://lists.nnsquad.org/mailman/listinfo/nnsquad