privacy policies

The Week in Privacy

Internet users familiar with Bill Gates – but privacy policies, not so much More than 80 percent of American adults can identify Bill Gates in a photograph. But, Pew Research says, only about half that percentage know that companies with privacy policies don’t always keep user information confidential. Many people appear confused about what a company […]



Getting from PrivacyVille to the real world of online privacy

Zynga, creator of Farmville and Words With Friends, seems to have done the impossible:  it made privacy policies fun.  With its new game PrivacyVille, Zynga turned the chore of reading privacy policies into a game. The incentive for playing?  200 zPoints, Zynga’s currency, which users get from playing any of Zynga’s games.  Because there’s an […]