Want to complain about text spam? There’s an app for that

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Discussion:  As receiving spam text messages on personal cell phones has become a real problem, and reporting that spam an even bigger problem, the Android app PrivacyStar has come up with a free solution.  PrivacyStar, in addition to its existing features only accessible to its subscribers, just added a free-to-use feature which will help users… Read more »

The Internet and the ‘end of privacy’

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Discussion: As people share more information about themselves online, the Internet has created a public transcript of consciousness – storing our thoughts, locations, social lives, and memories in data warehouses all over the world.  With a scarcity of effective methods to manage online privacy and digital marketers always lurking in cyber space, some privacy advocates… Read more »

FTC Privacy Plan Includes ‘Do Not Track’ Browser Option

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Description: The Federal Trade Commission unveiled an online privacy proposal that includes a “do not track” option for consumers on the Internet, similar to the “do not call” list that exists to block telemarketers.  The plan would allow the consumer to block their Web-surfing history and thus prevent third-party sites from using online activity to… Read more »