The Week in Privacy and Online Safety, August 27, 2012
A weekly global roundup of online safety news, policy developments, research, and influence

General Online Privacy
News (U.S.) – Windows 8 SmartScreen unfairly tarred as violation of user privacy, Ars Technica, Aug. 25, 2012

News (U.S.) - Secret E-Scores Chart Consumers’ Buying Power, The New York Times, Aug. 18, 2012

News (U.S.) – Privacy Advocate Jules Polonetsky on Browser Controls, Slate, Aug. 23, 2012

News (U.S.) - Why passwords have never been weaker—and crackers  never stronger, Ars Technica, Aug. 20, 2012

Opinion (U.S.) - Why Do We Love To Call New Technologies "Creepy"?, Slate, Aug. 22, 2012

General Online Safety
News (U.S.) - Online ‘burn books’ sparking controversy, eSchool News, Aug. 20, 2012

News (U.S.) - S. Korea court rejects law banning false IDs on Internet, Agence France-Presse, Aug. 23, 2012

News (U.S.) -  11-year-old South Carolina  girl took her life due to cyberbullying, AP, Aug. 23, 2012

News (U.S.) -  As school year starts, states tackle cyber bullying, eSchool News, Aug. 24, 2012

Advertising & Search
News (U.S.) - Google seeks recruits for privacy 'red team', CNet, Aug. 23, 2012

Mobile
News (U.S.) - Process Dominates at NTIA App Privacy Meeting, National Journal, Aug. 22, 2012

Social Networks
News (U.S.) -  Microsoft Personal Data Dashboard lets you manage your data, CNET, Aug. 24, 2012

News (U.S.) - California Social Media Privacy Bill Would Put New Restrictions On Employers, Huffington Post, Aug. 22, 2012

News (U.S.) -  Facebook ‘Ex Trashing’ is New Phenomenon, Reuters, Aug. 22, 2012

News (U.S.) - Facebook’s ‘Data Use Policy’ explained, Digital Trends, Aug. 25, 2012

Legislation & Regulation
News (U.S) - Advocacy Groups Target Children’s Web Sites in FTC Complaints, MultiChannel News, Aug. 22, 2012

News (U.S.) - 7 reasons the FTC could audit your privacy program, ComputerWorld, Aug. 21, 2012

-- Compiled by David Burt, CISSP, CIPP