Browser software to help manage privacy

Good to see Mozilla and Google following Microsoft in looking to assist us in managing our online privacy more effectively.

Looks like Firefox and Chrome should include functionality to assist in maintaining your ‘opt-out- option in dealing with online advertisers.  Good summary in this recent article from the Wall Street Journal.

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EU to review internet privacy rules

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NY Times reports today that EU will review internet privacy rules.  Not surprising given the various stories about Google inadvertently gathering private data and facebook partners leaking user data.

‘…Viviane Reding, the justice commissioner, announced its intention to overhaul the European Union’s data protection rules to take account of the development of social networking, personalized advertising and other Web services that have raised privacy concerns. The new legislation, set to be introduced next year, would replace rules that date to 1995…’

On a separate note for any of you concerned re Streetview images uploaded by Google see this link from the Data Protection Commissioner’s Site (Ireland)

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