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Privacy Fail: Is Uncle Sam Encouraging Bad Security?

CANCUN, MEXICO – A prominent privacy activist says that leading software vendors, and the U.S. government are failing the public when it comes to Internet privacy, and that big changes are needed to prevent consumers from criminals, advertisers and government spies.

Study Finds Online Privacy Tools Fail to Protect Users

Poor design and usability issues make leading online privacy management tools ineffective, according to researchers at CMU’s Cylab. The report said the results suggest that the current system of industry-led opt out protections is “fundamentally flawed.”

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