Privacy Posts

Daily Dose of iQ: Maybe iWallet is How NFC Payments Hit $75B by 2015

Over the past year, much has been made about the NFC-enabled mobile wallet concept championed by Google but very few people can say they've actually paid for something using this technology.

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Daily Dose of iQ: PayPal at Home Depot; Boku's Three-Pronged Approach

Yesterday, The Financial Post reported that PayPal's recent point-of-sale payment partnership with Home Depot has begun, with about 50 stores in the Bay Area adopting the technology.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Would You Share Your Personal Data at a Cost?

A few days ago (Feb. 12), the New York Times' Joshua Brustein wrote that Facebook's pending IPO puts personal data at a premium, calling it "the oil of the digital age."

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Daily Dose of iQ: Accused of 'Keylogging,' Carrier IQ in the Privacy Hot Seat

A couple weeks ago, we ran a story examining the controversy behind tracking people's phones. In it, we talked about Carrier IQ, a startup that was allegedly tracking (on behalf of carriers) mobile phone users' locations, what input method customers were using, AND what customers were typing into their phones.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Malls Track Shoppers' Phones on Black Friday

It would make perfect sense for retailers to track mall shoppers' phones to determine their paths from store to store. But does the practice violate consumers' privacy rights?

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Mary Ellen Biery: 5 Things You Must Do To Capture Holiday Sales

Are you ready for the holiday season? Black Friday is fast approaching and you've certainly held a meeting or two to get your staff on the same page for the Christmas shopping rush.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Which of Your Facebook Data is Actually 'Personal'?

The world's largest social network knows a lot about us. In fact, Facebook knows stuff about us that we probably didn't even know it could access.

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Daily Dose of iQ: iPads, Tablets Push Shift from Paper to Digital Data

CBC News reported last week (April 20), that an Ottawa hospital ordered 1,800 iPads. These are in addition to the 500 iPads hospital staff were already using.

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