Recognizing Partners, Looking to the Future

As we near the close of the first-ever Choose Privacy Week, we are tremendously grateful to the many individuals and organizations that have contributed to its success. Please allow us this blog post to recognize those on the front lines of key privacy issues today. We are honored to call many of these folks our partners, allies, colleagues, and friends. The Electronic Frontier Foundation is a first line of defense when digital rights are...

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Privacy Programming and Public Libraries

We wanted to take a moment to highlight some of the public libraries that have told us about their fantastic Choose Privacy Week programs and activities! Here are some examples chosen from our Events page, and we hope you’ll share even more events with us soon! The Pulaski County Public Library (IN) is celebrating Choose Privacy Week by handing out “Privacy Toolkits,” including information on digital privacy, bookmarks, and buttons....

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Location Sharing Technology and Privacy

Guest blog post by Lorrie Faith Cranor, Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering & Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University Location-based services use a variety of technologies to acquire a user’s location based on the current position of her cell phone, computer, or other device. These technologies typically use triangulation to locate the device based on signals from GPS satellites, cell towers, or WiFi access points –...

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Students and Choose Privacy Week

When thinking and talking about privacy issues today, we find that young people are among the most important participants in these conversations. Why? Children and teenagers have unique perspectives to share on the meanings of privacy in their lives. Their attitudes and opinions may surprise some who assume that young people simply don’t care about privacy. For example, a recent study found that a majority of young people in fact agreed with...

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