Study: How people perceive online behavioral advertising
Carnegie Mellon University researchers Aleecia M. McDonald and Lorrie Faith Cranor conducted this study of attitudes about Internet advertising. While many of the participants raised privacy issues in the first few minutes of discussion without any prompting about privacy, most knew little or nothing about online advertising and tracking. Comments: 0

‘Web bugs’ allow widespread online data sharing
Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley's School of Information released a report on June 1 showing that the most popular Web sites in the United States all share data with their corporate affiliates and allow third parties to collect information directly by using tracking beacons known as "Web bugs" - despite the sites' claims that they don't share user data with third parties. Comments: 0

Reasons you can’t get your credit report fixed
A noted national consumer law organization releases a report documenting the abysmal quality of the credit report dispute system provided for by law to protect consumers from errors in their credit reports. Comments: 2

What Californians understand about privacy offline
A research report by Chris Jay Hoofnagle and Jennifer King (UC Berkeley School of Law, Center for Law & Technology) finds that Californians are more likely to be privacy pragmatists or fundamentalists, and less likely to be unconcerned about privacy. Comments: 0

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