Court Rules MySpace Content Not Private

April 13, 2009

A California appellate court has ruled that a University of California student has no privacy rights to content wrote on her MySpace account. Student Cynthia Moreno sued a local newspaper for publishing a negative rant she posted on her account. Its appearance in the paper allegedly led to death threats made against her and her family. Read the story here.


Privacy groups wants Google Street View shut down

March 24, 2009

Via Mashable:

Oh my, here we go again. Privacy International (PI) has filed a formal complaint about GoogleGoogle reviewsGoogle reviews’s Street View service to UK’s Information Commissioner (ICO).

The ICO has issued a formal statement on their web site, saying:

“It is Google’s responsibility to ensure all vehicle registration marks and faces are satisfactorily blurred. Individuals who feel that an image does identify them (and are unhappy with this) should contact Google direct to get the image removed. Individuals who have raised concerns with Google about their image being included – and who do not think they have received a satisfactory response – can complain to the ICO.”