The Week in Privacy and Online Safety, August 13, 2012
A weekly global roundup of online safety news, policy developments, research, and influence

General Online Privacy
Advocates (U.K.) - Surveillance companies: responsibility goes beyond the law, Privacy International, Aug. 8, 2012

News (U.S.) - E-mail lists, encrypted passwords stolen in Battle.net hack, CNet, Aug. 9, 2012

News (U.K.) - Breach Penalties: Comparing U.S., U.K., Data Today, Aug. 7, 2012 

General Online Safety
News (U.S.) - Amazon quietly adds device-specific parental controls to Instant Video, The Verge, Aug. 10, 2012

News (U.S.) - Mom sues over breast-feeding video-turned-porn, Associated Press, Aug. 10, 2012

News (France) - French illegal downloads agency Hadopi may be abolished, CNet, Aug. 6, 2012

Opinion (U.S.) - Unintended Consequences of FTC's New COPPA Rules, Larry Magid, Aug. 4, 2012

News (U.S.) - Is 'gaming addiction' a real disorder?, CNN, Aug. 6, 2012

Advertising & Search
News (U.S.) - Google’s search engine to pull info from users’ Gmail accounts, Associated Press, Aug. 9, 2012

Mobile
News (U.S.) - CTIA Launches ‘Growing Wireless’ Online Safety Campaign, Multichannel News, Aug. 9, 2012

News (U.S.) - Obama campaign app concerns some privacy advocates, The Washington Post, Aug. 8, 2012

News (U.S.) - Johnny’s First Phone: A Guide for Parents, The New York Times, Aug. 8, 2012

Social Networks
News (U.S.) -  New Privacy Risk: 'Fusking' Photobucket For Nude Photos, Huffington Post, Aug. 9, 2012

News (U.S.) - Facebook to court: Likes are protected by First Amendment, CNet, Aug. 7, 2012

News (U.S.) - Social networks confront challenges in rush to attract youngest users, The Washington Post, Aug. 8, 2012

News (U.S.) - Court Prompts Twitter to Give Data to Police in Threat Case, The New York Times, Aug. 7, 2012

Legislation & Regulation
News (E.U.) - EU Econ. & Social Comm.: Privacy Law Should Cover Search Engines, Social Networks, Out-Law, Aug. 6, 2012

-- Compiled by David Burt, CISSP, CIPP