Privacy

  • What it will take to make digital identity real

    … The biggest problem with digital identity is that it’s sort of just a pain in the ass. As banks, governments and e-commerce giants try to solve the issue of customers having account overload and password amnesia, the problem becomes that security is just inconvenient: there are so many required security specs for passwords, are many different…

    Digiday- 17 readers -
  • ICANN loosens Whois privacy rules for registrars

    … ICANN has made it easier for registries and registrars to opt-out of Whois-related contractual provisions when they clash with local laws. From this week, accredited domain firms will not have to show that they are being investigated by local privacy or law enforcement authorities before they can request a waiver from ICANN. Instead, they’ll…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 19 readers -
  • Pirate Bay founder launches piracy-friendly domain privacy service

    … The founder of controversial BitTorrent search engine The Pirate Bay has entered the domain name market with a new proxy service. It’s called Njalla, it’s based in a Caribbean tax haven, and it says it offers a higher level of privacy protection than you get anywhere else. The company described itself in its inaugural blog post today like…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 20 readers -
  • Congress repeals internet privacy rules. What does this actually mean for you?

    … Congress repeals internet privacy rules. What does this actually mean for you? As was expected, the House of Representatives also voted to repeal internet privacy regulations that would have prevented internet service providers from selling your personal information to advertisers. President Trump is expected to sign it into law once…

    Greg's Corner- 15 readers -
  • Senate votes to repeal internet provider privacy regs

    … Senate votes to repeal internet provider privacy regs Yesterday, the US Senate voted to repeal FCC regulations that prohibited wireless and internet providers from selling your personal information to third-parties. The previous regulations required these carriers to ask your permission up front before sharing your personal information…

    Greg's Corner- 19 readers -
  • Snapchat: Still Growing Strong (Infographic)

    … In its early days, Snapchat seemed to falter, with an unsuccessful attempt at original content creation and security problems. However, by 2015, the messaging application was dubbed the fastest-growing social network ever. Not only did growth remain steady throughout 2016, Snapchat seems to be generating substantial revenue. An infographic from…

    Inside Facebookin Social- 25 readers -
  • Adaptly Execs Share Their 2017 Predictions

    …, but there may be friction there with users actually welcoming unsolicited contact. There is a lot of potential in that medium, but the challenge will be scaling up those products based on user adoption. Messenger will be a key opportunity for businesses looking to increase customer service. Using bots instead of customer-service centers would be extremely…

    AllTwitterin Facebook Twitter YouTube- 25 readers -
  • Legal Issues and the Role of Social Media

    … Every good thing comes with its downside. This is the case for social media in legal issues. When aggrieved victims share their stories of woe on social media, other users will often cheer them to take the matters to court, where they would get justice and possibly a windfall from the case. However, with the unbridled use of social media…

    AllTwitterin Social Facebook- 25 readers -
  • Registrars off the hook for silly ICANN transfer policy

    … Domain name registrars have been assured that ICANN Compliance will not pursue them for failing to implement the new Transfer Policy on privacy-protected names. As we reported late November, the new policy requires registrars to send out “change of registrant” confirmation emails whenever certain fields in the Whois are changed, regardless…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 16 readers -
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