Tag: do not track

by Mark Glaser

Is someone watching you when you’re online, on email, on your smartphone? There’s no doubt about it when you consider that even the head of the CIA, David Petraeus, isn’t exempt from having emails come under scrutiny. But what about the average consumer? Should you put up with marketers, social media sites and pretty much [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung. 1. Thanks to IPO, Zuckerberg is now wealthier than Google founders (Bloomberg) 2. Why Warren Buffett is snapping up newspapers (PaidContent) 3. How Facebook should spend its IPO money (Mashable) 4. Twitter implements do not track privacy option (NYT) 5. 52% [...] more »

by Terri Thornton

If you own your computer, you should own the data that’s on it. That’s the message from Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz. At a Washington press conference — also broadcast — the FTC issued a new report on Internet privacy. Leibowitz praised how far the nation’s come in protecting data, even from this time [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung. 1. Apple, Microsoft and others agree to new privacy protections for app users (The Next Web) 2. Gannett plans to put up paywalls at all of its papers except USA Today (Forbes) 3. Be wary of what’s considered ‘source’ or ‘confirmed’ [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Click here to see the entire series We didn’t plan it this way, but the timing was perfect. Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) introduced a bill today in Congress that would give the FTC the power to create a “Do Not Track” database so people could opt out of online tracking. And her bill comes right [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Click here to see the entire series The debate around online privacy has largely centered around advertising that is targeted at people depending on where they have been online. While somewhat creepy, those ads are perhaps the least of our worries. What many of us don’t realize is that there are multiple parties tracking our [...] more »

by Jonathan Peters

This week MediaShift will be running an in-depth special report on Online Privacy, including a timeline of Facebook privacy issues, a look at how political campaigns retain data, and a 5Across video discussion. Stay tuned all week for more stories on privacy issues. Click here to see the entire series Online privacy is the new [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Click here to read all the year-end roundups This year has been all about privacy, or lack therof, online. Time magazine named Mark Zuckerberg as their Person of the Year, while the popular vote went to Julian Assange, the founder and chief instigator of WikiLeaks. Much has been made about both men trying to make [...] more »