Tag: privacy

by John Dick

The following piece is a guest post. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. Columbia University President Lee Bollinger told Bloomberg recently that he believes we need international standards on freedom of the press. He said that the U.S. is the most protective of expression and free speech of any nation. When “Freedom of the […] more »

by Dorian Benkoil

The decline of the cookie as the chief method of measuring digital media consumption could have big implications for privacy and tracking. As consumers get more of their media from phones and tablets, you’re seeing tech executives, publishers and advertisers creating a “universal unique identifier” that would track people as they move across screens. That means […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Edward Snowden’s privacy tips: “Get rid of Dropbox,” avoid Facebook and Google (Anthony Ha / TechCrunch) 2. AJ+ hires Circa’s Chief Content Officer David Cohn (Janko Roettgers / GigaOm) 3. YouTube takes Manhattan (David Carr / The New York Times) 4. Nielsen says it screwed up — but its fix won’t help TV’s real […] more »

by Fannie Cohen

There’s something upside-down about broadband Internet service in the U.S., the country that helped invent the Internet. Americans in cities are paying more for slower Internet access — both at home and on mobile — than other parts of the developed world, according to a report last year from New America Foundation. And recently, Zach […] more »

by Josh Stearns

According to the Supreme Court, police need a warrant to search the cell phones of people they arrest. The unanimous decision, which was handed down last week, is being heralded as a major victory for privacy rights and a landmark case with implications far beyond cell phones. The New York Times reports, “The ruling almost certainly […] more »

by Geoffrey King

Google has taken its first public steps to comply with a troubling ruling by the European Court of Justice establishing a so-called “right to be forgotten” throughout the European Union. The ruling, on May 13, requires that search companies consider individuals’ demands to remove Internet links that reference them, and to give those requests priority over the […] more »

by Reuben Stern

Reported by Reuben Stern, Chelsea Stuart, Teddy Nykiel and Olga Kyle. This week we learn about a renewed effort to market the value of news, hear tips on keeping data secure, and explore the world of native advertising. PART 1: Marketing the value of news Amid ever-increasing online competition for readers’ attention, some news organizations […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Twitter reinstates blocking option after user backlash (Helen Davidson / The Guardian) 2. Google removes vital privacy feature from Android (Peter Eckersley / Electronic Frontier Foundation) 3. NFL, DirecTV agree to framework for Sunday Ticket deal (Ronald Grover & Liana Baker / Reuters) 4. Code of ethics for drone use in journalism (Matthew Waite […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Google: Gmail users have no reason to expect privacy (Gizmodo) 2. San Francisco Chronicle said to demolish pay wall after 4 months (CNET) 3. Apple acquires second screen TV start up Matcha.tv (VentureBeat) 4. Twitter promoted trends typically cost less in Latin America (Adweek) 5. Blodget: Journalism has entered a ‘golden age’ (Business Insider) […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Who’s snooping on whom? First came the news that Bloomberg reporters were using the company’s terminals to find out when federal officials were logging into the system. Then came the news that the Department of Justice was secretly obtaining phone records of up to 20 journalists at the AP. While both cases were not connected, […] more »