Advertisers Data-Mining on MySpace

Chris Hoofnagle is attending the Ad:Tech San Francisco conferences on new advertising technologies, where he has found "several trends that have serious privacy implications." Among these is the gathering data from social networking sites like Friendster and Myspace for marketing…

Oregon considers GPS Tracking Devices in Every Car

The NY Times writes about Oregon's experiments with a per-mile fee system that could replace general gas taxes. By installing GPS location tracking devices in every car, mileage could be tracked and users would have taxes levied on how much…

CFP2006: Life, Liberty and Digital Rights

The website for the the Sixteenth Conference on Computers, Freedom and Privacy has been launched. The theme for this year's CFP is Life, Liberty and Digital Rights. From the page:Now, more than ever, the lines of technology, freedom, and privacy…

CDT: Stronger Laws Needed to Protect Privacy

A new report by the Center for Democracy & Technology details a widening gap between the technology that collects sensitive personal data and the laws designed to protect that data against government misuse. The National Security Agency's domestic spying program,…

Panel: The Ethics and Politics of Search Engines

Last summer, I had the great pleasure of attending a 2-week graduate student workshop on Values in Computer and Information System Design hosted by The Center for Science, Technology, and Society at Santa Clara University. A highlight was Terry Winograd's…