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“Earlier this month, Danish researchers published data from the online profiles of nearly 70,000 OkCupid users—including usernames, political leanings, drug usage, and intimate sexual details—creating a privacy firestorm.” The fascinating detail of this revelation is that it did NOT involve a security breach.  The lines between privacy and social media identity transparency continue to blur. …

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“Facebook has been hit with a class-action complaint over its biometrics slurpage, with millions of possible plaintiffs who may claim damages if the advertising giant is found to have acted unlawfully. The complaint states that “Facebook has created, collected and stored over a billion ‘face templates’ (or ‘face prints’)”, which, ostensibly, are as uniquely identifiable …

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Finally, a study that suggests that consumers ARE concerned about their online privacy.  The bottom line is that it may be time for products or services that augment the privacy and identity protection features of apps and computer programs.  Maybe operating systems and browsers will be next. We hope so! Study: Consumers Will Pay $5 …

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