According to the latest reports from the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, roughly $3.4 Billion of retail sales occurred online just last year alone. Consumers are becoming increasingly more comfortable with making their purchases online. Fortunately, the vast majority of these sales occur without any problems, but what happens when those shoes you purchased online do not show […]

Earlier this year, anyone actively on Facebook probably saw a resurgence of friends posting a copyright/privacy notice on their wall, addressed to Facebook, and attempting to restrict Facebook’s privacy policies as applied to the user. The message, often full of arcane legalese and citations to various statutes, usually ends with a warning that you, as the […]

The Internet: a place to shop, a social network, and vast resource of information. Yet also a place filed with malware and people potentially trying to take advantage of you or steal your information. Like a crowded metropolis, the Internet has many benefits as well as potential harms. Internet users need to be like savvy […]

How many of you remember receiving gift cards for birthdays, holidays, and special events? You were always so excited to get one because it meant that you had the chance to pick out not only what you wanted, but also pick it out when you wanted it. There wasn’t any hassle with having to deal […]

For today’s post, I rounded up some of the most interesting articles on Internet privacy from different online sources from the week. Here are the highlights of the reads!   Article 1: Eric Pfanner, “French Tax Proposal Zeroes in on Web Giants’ Data Harvest,” The New York Times, Feb. 24, 2013, available at http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/25/technology/french-tax-proposal-zeroes-in-on-web-giants-data-harvest.html?_r=1&.  This […]