Tag: ftc

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. Amazon and Viacom nearing web-video deal (Reuters) 2. Sky News clamps down on Twitter use (Guardian) 3. Le Huffington Post Qu├ębec launches (FishbowlNY) 4. Facebook partners with Bango, looks to mobile payments (The Next Web) 5. LinkedIn is acquiring Rapportive, [...] more »

by Nathan Gibbs

The best stories across the web on media and technology 1. CNN cites quality of iReporters’ cameras when laying off photojournalists (PetaPixel) 2. U.S. judge orders hundreds of sites “de-indexed” from Google, Facebook (Ars Technica) 3. Is Siri anti-abortion? (The Raw Story) 4. FTC announces 20-year privacy deal with Facebook (paidContent) 5. New publisher of technical books embraces e-books and [...] more »

by Nathan Gibbs

The best stories across the web on media and technology 1. Judge: Feds can get Twitter users’ data without warrant (Wall Street Journal) 2. Facebook settles with FTC to make new privacy changes opt-in (TechCrunch) 3. Romenesko out at Poynter after attribution problems surface (Media Decoder) 4. Apple’s AssistiveTouch helps the disabled use the iPhone (David Pogue) 5. [...] more »

by Evelyn Messinger

In 2012, two tidal waves will reconfigure the American electoral system and the news media that cover it. A tsunami made of money will buoy up the structure of entrenched political power, while a huge wave of personal technology will disrupt it. I can predict both of these events with certainty because they’ve happened every [...] 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 Corbin Hiar

Click here to see the entire series No company has done more to push the boundaries of online privacy than Facebook. The world’s leading social network has changed the way friendships are maintained, news is shared, and protests are organized — among much else. While many of these innovations have been enthusiastically embraced by Facebook’s [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

“All the world’s a stage,” and even moreso with the rise of the Internet, online advertising and social networking. While there is no American “right to privacy” in the Constitution, there are limits to what we want companies, publishers and advertisers to do with our personal information. Do we want advertisers to serve ads based [...] 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 Jessica Clark

For two days this week, some of journalism’s most high profile executives and experts descended upon Washington, DC, for “How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?” a workshop hosted by the FTC. One exchange of note came between Rupert Murdoch and Arianna Huffington, who spoke separately but did a good job of representing two divergent [...] more »