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What should operators do about double standards in the privacy debate?

What should operators do about double standards in the privacy debate?

Written by on November 25, 2016 in Opinion with 0 Comments

Privacy is becoming one of the most important issues of our time. So far companies like Facebook and Google have got away with using ‘customer’ data to make money from their real customers, the advertisers. Soon, though, this tide will turn. If these companies believe for a second that the next generation of customer will […]

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Do we need a pause from all this headlong progress?

Do we need a pause from all this headlong progress?

Written by on November 14, 2016 in Opinion with 0 Comments

It is not just the election of Donald Trump that gives us pause for thought (and a variety of other emotions – see Facebook for most of them). There seem to be a host of other issues that have emerged recently which add to the need to stop and reflect. Top of the list must […]

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Privacy at the top of the agenda for Telefonica’s Dirks

Privacy at the top of the agenda for Telefonica’s Dirks

Written by on November 9, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

BERLIN (Reuters) – Telefonica Deutschland’s O2 chief executive, Thorsten Dirks, called for a debate about data privacy in Germany and said he was looking into ways to monetise customer data. “We need to have a wide discussion about data in Germany,” Dirks told journalists late on Tuesday. Data privacy is a sensitive issue in Germany […]

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The FCC privacy debate reaches new levels of stupidity

The FCC privacy debate reaches new levels of stupidity

Written by on November 2, 2016 in Opinion with 0 Comments

The recent decision by the FCC to force ISPs not to harvest and share their customers’ data for profit is, some would say, a great decision (for customers). The recent decision by the FCC not to impose the same rules on digital service providers such as Facebook and Google is a ridiculous decision (also for […]

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News highlights – 30 October

News highlights – 30 October

Written by on October 31, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 30 October Social media companies warned over privacy, sharing data with parent companies BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European privacy watchdogs warned WhatsApp on Friday over sharing user information with parent company Facebook, and cautioned Yahoo over a 2014 data breach and scanning of customer emails for U.S. intelligence purposes. Read more… Safety rules set […]

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News highlights – 27 October

News highlights – 27 October

Written by on October 28, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 27 October Uber sees flying commuters in 10 years SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Flying commuters like George Jetson could be whizzing to work through the sky less than 10 years from now, according to ride-services provider Uber, which believes the future of transportation is literally looking up. Read more… U.S. lawmakers raise […]

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Fintech or telecoms – please offer us privacy-as-a-service

Fintech or telecoms – please offer us privacy-as-a-service

Written by on October 11, 2016 in Opinion with 0 Comments

A fintech webinar hosted by Business Review and presented by Current Analysis covered a lot of ground. Much of it was familiar to a veteran telecoms hack (veteran sounds better than old), one used to the glaring similarities between telcos and banks. One major theme was the disruption that is being caused by fintech intruders into […]

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Yahoo built secret snooping programme to spy on emails

Yahoo built secret snooping programme to spy on emails

Written by on October 5, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Yahoo Inc last year secretly built a custom software program to search all of its customers’ incoming emails for specific information provided by U.S. intelligence officials, according to people familiar with the matter. The company complied with a classified U.S. government demand, scanning hundreds of millions of Yahoo Mail accounts at […]

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Did you hear the one about Facebook, Google and privacy laws?

Did you hear the one about Facebook, Google and privacy laws?

Written by on September 12, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

The FTC fails to level the playing field on privacy rules. The formal privacy rules watchdog, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has looked the other way in regards to how companies use the data they collect about consumers. Companies such as Google and Facebook thrive on customer personal data – the bits of information that tell […]

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News highlights – 8 September

News highlights – 8 September

Written by on September 9, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights – 8 September Google wants in – buys cloud software company Apigee SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Thursday it is acquiring cloud software company Apigee Corp in a deal valued at about $625 million, the tech giant’s latest effort to claim a greater share of the lucrative cloud business. […]

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