Representatives from big tech firms and Internet Society Hong Kong spoke at the World Internet Developer Summit about the privacy implications of mobile and web applications, reports The Wall Street Journal. “It used to be the case that no one knew you were a dog on the Internet,” says Postmaster at Twitter Josh Aberant, noting that these days, online tracking of customers is commonplace. SC Leung, chairman of Internet Society Hong Kong, said that while most people are aware of some data collection, much of it flies under consumers’ radar. Leung and Aberant agree that there needs to be more transparency, but Aberant acknowledges a shift has already occurred in the way companies communicate this information to customers. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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