Tag: regulation

by Fannie Cohen

Recently drones have become ubiquitous in the media, and not just for executing civilians abroad. Newsrooms are using drones to go places their reporters can’t reach, and drone-deploying filmmakers are capturing what was once cost-prohibitive aerial footage.  And soon, an unmanned aerial vehicle might become your mailman when Amazon launches their drone delivery service. In Silicon Valley, Facebook and Google […] more »

by Zach C. Cohen

Among the younger generation in the Middle East, Internet use is surpassing TV, and that could have long-term implications in the region. And that increased engagement online comes with important, unresolved questions about media regulation online, according to new research by Northwestern University in Qatar. The study paints an in-depth picture of the role of […] more »

by Mark Glaser

If you consider the level of ethical breaches, law-breaking, cozying with politicians and police, the British press comes off as a chaotic mess in the phone-hacking scandal. Something must be done! After nine months of investigating and studying the matter, Lord Justice Leveson delivered a nearly 2,000 page report, saying the U.K. needs more stringent […] more »

by Jessica Clark

A consensus has begun to emerge around the Federal Communications Commission report, “The Information Needs of Communities,” released Thursday: The diagnosis is sound, but the remedies are lacking. The 465-page report (see full report, embedded below) is the result of 600-plus interviews, hearings and reams of research conducted over 18 months. It represents the most […] 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

“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 Don Carli

The digital media revolution promises to improve the quality of our lives though an expanded capacity to communicate, collaborate, learn and make informed decisions. Yet our seemingly insatiable demand for digital media is driving a proliferation of consumer electronic devices and IT infrastructure, which are significantly contributing to a tsunami of toxic electronic waste. This […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Here’s the latest 4MR audio report from MediaShift. In this week’s edition I focus on the proposal by the FCC chairman Julius Genachowski to find a “third way” of regulating broadband providers. His “Goldilocks” approach tries to inforce fairness and Net neutrality rules, but not be too heavy-handed by avoiding setting prices for ISPs or […] more »