Tag: online privacy

by Dorian Benkoil

Imagine if advertising functioned like a complex modern stock exchange, through which billions of dollars flowed electronically in transactions lasting fractions of a second. Publishers would place their pages and videos in the exchange, specifying their “asks” — what they thought the adjacent ad spots were worth, based on the presumed value of the content […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Politico hits 1000 Pro subscriptions and plans to launch a magazine (PaidContent.org) 2. A time-saving plug-in that works like CliffsNotes for websites (Mashable) 3. What happens to our digital lives when we die? – VID (PBS NewsHour)  4. What’s next for ‘Alien’ and ‘Prometheus’ director Ridley Scott? YouTube (BuzzFeed) 5. In the digital era, […] more »

by Henk van Ess

The new Facebook Graph Search, currently in beta and only available to some, is a powerful search engine capable of revealing and uncovering incredibly detailed information about you, your friends and total strangers. It allows you to search for fun facts like “Former actors who are currently employed as waiters,” “Which games do Dutch Defense […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Welcome to the 64th episode of the Mediatwits podcast, with Mark Glaser and Rafat Ali as co-hosts. We’re back from the Turkey Day break and there’s more news than ever: Jeff Zucker takes the reins at CNN; Marissa Mayer is leading a renaissance at Yahoo; and Facebook is shifting its privacy rules — again. But […] more »

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 Josh Stearns

Earlier this year, Bill Diggins, a marketing executive at Verizon Wireless, revealed a chilling fact about how much information the company collects about its customers. “We’re able to view just everything that they do,” he told a crowd at the Paley Center in New York. “And that’s really where data is going today. Data is […] more »

by Daniel Watson

Control over our public image is incredibly important to us — from the clothes we decide to wear each morning, to the music we blast loud enough for street-goers to hear, to the very words we speak aloud to our friends, bosses and strangers. Often, they’re carefully chosen within our rooms, our headphones, and our […] more »

by Tina Barseghian

Much of the anxiety around tweens and social media lies in the fear that they don’t care about or understand privacy settings. Parents worry that kids will either willingly or unintentionally expose themselves to dangerous anonymous predators, or that they don’t fully understand that the information they share about themselves can be used against them. […] more »

by Efthymios Kotronias

This past summer, Amsterdam’s Foam museum exhibited a controversial project by Dutch visual artist Willem Popelier — a project that has raised a debate about the intersection of the Internet, in particular social media, and privacy. Popelier’s Showroom Girls centers on the story of two 14-year-old girls the artist tracked through social media. The two […] more »

by Mark Glaser

There is a bizarre competition among tech firms to see who can creep us out the most. First came Google and its peeping StreetView vans loaded with webcams. Then came Facebook and its “brilliant” Beacon feature that broadcast items you recently bought to your friends. Now comes news from a pair of researchers that Apple […] more »