The Week in Privacy and Online Safety, August 20, 2012
A weekly global roundup of online safety news, policy developments, research, and influence

General Online Privacy
News (U.S.) -  Blizzard Prompting User Data Changes After Hack, Kotaku, Aug. 15. 2012

News (U.S.) - Federal judge rules Video Privacy Protection Act applies Hulu’s web streaming, Media Post, Aug. 13, 2012 

General Online Safety
News (U.S.) -  Teens and video games: How much is too much?, Fox News, Aug. 13, 2012

News (U.K.) -  Windows 8′s New Parental Controls, Laptop, Aug. 10, 2012

News (U.S.) -  Cyber Bullying: Are Teens Really in Danger?, Mobiledia, Aug. 14, 2012

Advertising & Search
News (U.K.) - ICO "not ready" to probe cookie complaints, PC Pro, Aug. 20, 2012 

Mobile
News (U.S.) - Detect Apps Leaking Your Data, Mashable, Aug. 10, 2012

Advocates (U.S.) -  Generation Smartphone: A Guide for Parents of Tweens & Teens, Online Mom, Aug. 10, 2012

News (U.S.) - Verizon ESRB rates all its mobile apps for age-appropriate content, GigaOm, Aug. 14, 2012

Social Networks
News (U.S.) -  Judge rejects Facebook settlement of 'Sponsored Stories' lawsuit, Los Angeles Times, Aug. 17, 2012

News (U.S.) -  Deleting your photos on Facebook works, Ars Technica, Aug. 16, 2012

Legislation & Regulation
News (U.S.) - Mobile Apps Could Be Affected by New COPPA Privacy Rules for Kids, Read/Write, Aug. 14. 2012

News (Australia) – Gov. puts web surveillance plans on ice, Sydney Morning Herald, Aug. 10, 2012 

-- Compiled by David Burt, CISSP, CIPP