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FTC Floats Idea of ‘Do Not Track’ Option for Web Browsing

In a report yesterday, the Federal Trade Commission issued a framework for developing a do-not-track option for online browsing, which would seek to limit the ability of online advertisers to track Internet users’ viewing preferences. “Technological and business ingenuity have spawned a whole new online culture and vocabulary,” said FTC …

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How Nosy Can Feds Be? High Court Hears Contractor-Privacy Case

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments this week in a case that brings into question the government’s authority to conduct background checks on private government contractors. The case, NASA v. Nelson, involves 28 Caltech scientists from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory near Los Angeles who sued after NASA sought to implement …

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DARPA Releases New Privacy Principles

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy last week announced the federal research agency responsible for maintaining the technological superiority of the U.S. military has released a set of Privacy Principle to address the issue of balancing access to information with the need to respect personal privacy. Expanding …

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