The FTC announced yesterday that it was considering adding new privacy rules to COPPA to limit the amount of data collected on minors. Also, last week a Reuters article pointed out that the process surrounding Do Not Track is, even ten months in, still moving slowly. The parties involved are indeed still conflicted as to what the term “Do Not Track” even means, and the requisite murmurings from D.C. about the potential for legislation accompany the confusion. Still, Apple released the latest version of Safari with DNT functionality built-in (though it was not turned on by default as with Microsoft’s IE10). Additionally, O’Reilly’s Mike Loukides wrote a thoughtful piece on the concept of open data, suggesting that privacy-by-design should be a larger part of the conversation. And, in Evidon news, you should check out the recent VentureBeat article on Ghostery and its role in our overall business model. FTC proposes tougher kids privacy rules – The Washington Post – The Federal Trade Commission said Wednesday it is considering online privacy rules that would make it harder for advertisers and social networks to collect information about children without permission from parents. 'Do Not Track' Internet spat risks legislative crackdown – Reuters –Debate hinges on do not collect versus do not target ads Apple brings Smart Search, Do Not Track, and more to Lion Safari users – Ars Technica – It's not just Mountain Lion that came out this morning—Apple has also released Safari 6 for OS X Lion users. Ghostery: A Web tracking blocker that actually helps the ad industry – VentureBeat – The world of web behavioral tracking is a mess. Advertisers are eager to make it more effective, governments want to regulate it, and web users are generally horrified of its potential. The dark side of data – O’Reilly Radar – In a world of big, open data, "privacy by design" will become even more important. Malte Spitz's TED Talk Takes On Mobile Phone Privacy Debate (VIDEO) – The Huffington Post – "What does data retention mean?" German Green Party politician Malte Spitz asked audience members attending a TED talk in June this basic question.