recognizing Arthur C. Clarke’s third law

Ain’t you never heard of privacy

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privacy_hangerThe latest Electronic Frontier Foundation newsletter reports that YouTube no longer logs account cookies for videos viewed on the official White House website.

EFF and the Center for Democracy and Technology worked with YouTube on the initiative. They were prompted by concerns about privacy, especially since YouTube accounts are linked with Gmail, Calendar, and all of the other nifty things Google can do. The organizations now want the government to adopt a similar no-tracking policy across all of its websites – including places like the Internal Revenue Service and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

(Title lyric from the Beastie Boys.)


Written by chris

June 14, 2009 at 6:12 pm

Posted in Culture, Internet

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