Tag: online privacy

by Mark Glaser

Neal Augenstein Welcome to the fourth episode of “The Mediatwits,” the new revamped longer form weekly audio podcast from MediaShift. The co-hosts are MediaShift’s Mark Glaser along with PaidContent founder Rafat Ali. This week’s show is obsessed with all things Apple — and iPhone. Apple had a blow-out earnings quarter, nearly doubling its profits and […] more »

by Terri Thornton

When it comes to Facebook, what goes up may not come down, at least not without a fight. In many cases, the social networking giant has been slow to act when it comes to offensive content and fake profiles. Robin Sinkhorn, mother of actress Lauren Potter, who plays Becky in the popular TV series “Glee,” […] 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 Mya Frazier

Click here to see the entire series As our public selves merge perceptibly with our private selves on social networks, our notions of what constitutes privacy — arguably even the very definition of privacy — is undergoing a radical revision. Mark Zuckerberg audaciously quipped in 2010 that privacy was no longer a social norm. For […] 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 Dorian Benkoil

Click here to see the entire series In the digital age, there’s an inherent tension between running a media business effectively and protecting its users’ privacy. On the one hand, the business wants as much information as possible about everyone it touches. It wants to be able to serve them with the most relevant content, […] 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 Mark Glaser

4MR is sponsored by Carnegie-Knight News21, an alliance of 12 journalism schools in which top students tell complex stories in inventive ways. See tips for spurring innovation and digital learning at Learn.News21.com. In this week’s 4MR podcast I look at the recently launched Facebook Places location feature. While the social network touts it as a […] more »