Apple tells developers not to share health data with advertisers

According to The Guardian, Apple has imposed contractual restrictions on developers that prohibit them from sharing health data they may receive through an anticipated range of health-related apps which iOS 8 will usher in through a platform called HealthKit: Its new rules clarify that developers who build apps that tap into HealthKit, of which NikeContinue reading “Apple tells developers not to share health data with advertisers”

The Facebookification of Instagram’s Terms of Use

Update (2012-12-21): Instagram has published a revised version of the Terms of Use. You can read about the changes in our follow-up post. Instagram announced changes to its Terms of Use and Privacy Policy in an innocuous blog post on 17 December 2012: Our community has grown a lot since we wrote our original termsContinue reading “The Facebookification of Instagram’s Terms of Use”

Advertising restrictions for the veterinary profession

The veterinary profession is an honourable profession based on standing and dignity. In section 4(1)(c) of the Para-Veterinary Professions Act 19 of 1982 (“The Vets’ Act”) it is stated that a veterinary professional (“a person practising a veterinary profession as a veterinarian or veterinary specialist”) has a moral obligation to serve the public to theContinue reading “Advertising restrictions for the veterinary profession”

LinkedIn’s privacy policy changes underscore a larger threat to users

LinkedIn has caused quite a fuss in the last few days with its changes to its privacy policy on 16 June 2011 enabling it to make use of users’ profile photos and names in what it terms “social advertising”, among other things. What is more interesting is how it gave itself the right to doContinue reading “LinkedIn’s privacy policy changes underscore a larger threat to users”