May 13, 2012

SandBoxBlogs: The Hill/Hillicon Valley "FTC steps in as Obama’s chief enforcer on Internet privacy"

Controlling whether or not your social media data is sold or given to third parties by the social site you're using is done by simply controlling your personal settings on your account or profile.

When will our federal agencies and lawmakers look at the internet in relation to the day-to-day reality of the folks?

The problems are law enforcement problems not regulatory problems. 

All the money we spend on things like this new FTC department should be spent educating cops on all the ways there are and the tools used by people with ill-intent to harm individual lives.

The folks who have been victimized on every level from privacy to social to financial would be the first to step up and vote down the waste of resources things like this new FTC approach are and the over-reach of bills like SOPA.

For sure, the more stories like this make headlines, the more educated the folks become on what they do and do not need when  it comes to internet privacy and crime.

Why is it so hard for authorities to do same? For that matter, why are there no mechanisms within law enforcement to meet the growing needs of the folks when it comes to internet crime?

Brendan Sosso:
"As people share more information about their lives with companies like Google and Facebook, many privacy advocates, government officials and consumers are worried about how those companies handle that data and how much access advertisers have to it.

Under Chairman Jon Leibowitz, the FTC has stepped into the void as the main government agency focused on online privacy protection.

In a speech earlier this year, Leibowitz referred to the FTC as the "nation’s privacy protection agency....."
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"Unapologetically pursuing and tracking patterns within the news others make since 2010."

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