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Posts Tagged ‘privacy’

Will Facebook’s Latest Invasion of Privacy Lead to a Class Action Lawsuit?

Today on the news, I saw a story of a woman from Arizona who was so fed up with the latest invasion of privacy from Facebook, she had her lawyer file a federal complaint against the company. Her lawyer said the intention was to make it a class action suit and according to the Arizona Republic, she is not the first to attempt a class action suite against the social media giant.

I have to say, I am not a big fan of the latest changes, especially the “we want to track everything you do”‘ feature. I don’t believe it is necessary and people already give up enough information and privacy to participate. The new tracking is confusing to most people, so they will most likely end up giving more information than they want to. And for some, it might even be embarrassing as this Mashable article suggests.

I am curious to see how this one plays out. Stay tuned 🙂

How You Might Lose Your Google AdSense Account

Do you publish Google AdSense ads on your website? If so, do you recall getting a recent email about the privacy changes at Google? I did and I didn’t really pay much attention to it… until today.

I was reminded today (thanks to Jennifer Slegg via Twitter) that today is that last day in which to make your website compliant with Google’s new privacy requirements for AdSense publishers. I know some of you might be saying “but I don’t have a privacy policy” and if that is you, you might want to read the Google AdSense Program Policies which have stated (at least since August of 2008) that and publisher using AdSense must have a privacy policy.

Not having this in place is just one of a host of reasons that Google could ban you or your website from the AdSense program. If you don’t have a privacy policy in place, Jennifer has a sample privacy policy that you can use on your website.

If you are not able to add the privacy policy to one of your sites, ny advice is to remove the AdSense code from that site as it is not worth the risk all of your sites for just one. When Google removes you from their program, there is no coming back (also spelled out in the guidelines).

Have a profitable day!

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