Saturday, October 08, 2016

FCC will strengthen privacy rules protecting consumers against data collection

The Federal Communications Commission will vote on Oct. 27 on measures that would refine the privacy rules, as to what telecommunications providers can disclose about customer usage as opposed to what publishing platforms (like YouTube or Blogger through Google) can disclose, the latter being stricter. But the narrative is a bit confusing

Telecommunications companies would need explicit consent to disclose browsing history, but not device identifiers.  Brian Fung has the detailed story in the Washington Post Friday here.

Microsoft has attracted controversy because the terms of use for Windows 10 seem to give Microsoft the ability to do what it wants. Preston Gralla writes “How Windows 10 became malware”. 

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