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Archive for November, 2011

NYTimes Adds to Personal Information It can “Exchange or Rent”

Sunday, November 13th, 2011

This past week, The New York Times modified its Privacy Policy for at least the second time this calendar year. As with the Google+ policy changes that were also recently rolled out, the ambiguous language provides The New York Times with flexibility–and thus discretion–in how it can apply its state policies. The previous version of […]

Google+ Revises Its Privacy and User Content Policies for the First Time.

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Today and yesterday, Google+ revised its Privacy Policy and User Content and Conduct Policy for the first time in this young social network’s history.  The changes demonstrate several of our objections to privacy policies: they include ambiguous language; they give Google+ a lot of discretion; the policies change frequently (the User Content and Conduct Policy […]