Privacy is finally catching the real attention of the Government. In a moved aimed at keeping our social media traffic private, the FTC is urging social media companies to include a do-not-track feature in their software and apps. A NYTimes article, which is available at http://tinyurl.com/algljc8 discusses the very real concern’s of government officials and highlights a recent FTC fine of $800,000 issued against the neophyte social networking app, Path for violating federal regulations against collecting personal information on underaged users. While the move seems like a good one, it also smacks of a little too much government regulation, even for this seemingly staunch anti-libertarian.
The New York Times recently published an article entitled “Google Says Electronic Snooping by Government Should Be More Difficult.” According to the article, “If a government wants to peek into your Web-based e-mail account, it is surprisingly easy, most of the time not even requiring a judge’s approval.” Click here to read the article.