Verizon Changes Privacy Policy On Tracking . . . What About Those Cute Kids with their Verizon Phones?


Verizon is changing its privacy policy to allow for the collection and processing of geolocation information. The usual lawsuits have been filed. I’m curious about all those kids using cell phones. COPPA applies if you are targeting children under the age of 13 and collecting PII from them or know that children under the age of…

Laptop Back-Up Services can Track Your Location


This is an interesting article in its own right about how a laptop tracking tool resulted in a police raid seizing a the laptop . . . and a million dollars in counterfit bills . . . in Argentina. But what I found interesting is that prior to the tool being released, the company, which…

Infographic: Do You Care About Privacy on Your Cell Phone? – Nicholas Jackson – Technology – The Atlantic


  Infographic: Do You Care About Privacy on Your Cell Phone? – Nicholas Jackson – Technology – The Atlantic Packed full of interesting and useful information, this graphic depicts the myriad of uses and the privacy concerns of mobile phone users. Noted in the accompanying article is that users behavior does not line up with…

Location Based Services to Increase . . .


. . . by 12% in 2011 according to a white paper by TNS Mobile Life. A 2010 survey conducted for Microsoft of the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, the United States, and Canada found that 94 percent of consumers who had used location-based services considered them valuable, but the same survey found that 52 percent were concerned about potential loss…

Going Mobile in a Post PC World


In a recent NY Time Bits post, blogger Nick Bilton does a nice job of summarizing recent research showing Americans are increasingly moving to mobile devices in staggering numbers (e.g., mobile phones, iPads, and the like). This will drive an increase in mobile apps and push businesses to offer opportunities to access their services from the…