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Is it safe to share your location on Foursquare, Gowalla, Facebook, Twitter? Shouldn't we all share more, since only wrongdoers have something to hide? Is it even possible to opt out of sharing in a …

Is it safe to share your location on Foursquare, Gowalla, Facebook, Twitter? Shouldn't we all share more, since only wrongdoers have something to hide? Is it even possible to opt out of sharing in a connected society?

The Firecat Studio First Friday Coworking and Brownbag lunch topic of May, 2011 covered these examples and currently proposed legislation.

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  • 1. Privacy & Transparency in Digital Life Firecat Studio May 6, 2011
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  • 5. Internet users should be able to know what information is collected about them and have the opportunity to opt out. Representative Rick Boucher
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  • 9. ACLU Privacy Quiz
  • 10. Microsoft: People
  • 11. Microsoft: Emotional Aspects
  • 12. What Google Knows
  • 13. What Google Knows
  • 14. California “ Do Not Track ” bill, SB 761
    • Would give people a way to send a “Do Not Track” message from their browsers.
    • Websites would be required to honor the request.
    • The legislation would apply to companies doing business in California.
    • Could become a model for the nation.
    • Was just passed out of committee.
    • Upsetting Google
  • 15. In Europe, Privacy is Different
    • Personal information cannot be collected without consumers’ permission, and they have the right to review the data and correct inaccuracies.
    • Companies that process data must register their activities with the government.
    • Employers cannot read workers’ private e-mail.
    • Personal information cannot be shared by companies or across borders without express permission from the data subject. 
    • Checkout clerks cannot ask for shoppers’ phone numbers. 
  • 16. Check Your Google Dashboard