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Privacy What Developers and IT Professionals Should Know by J. C. Cannon

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Technologies That Communicate with the Internet

Developing software solutions today requires a special sensitivity to consumers' desire to be in control of their personal data. When consumers use your solutions, they should feel there are no hidden features that are exposing their information. There should be adequate controls to protect their personal data, usage patterns, and browsing habits. In addition, privacy controls and risks should be prominently disclosed before a user starts to use an application. Failure to explicitly consider privacy issues can have undesirable consequences. Windows XP and Windows Media Player 8 were the subject of several negative news articles, mostly because consumers were not adequately informed of the privacy ...

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