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  • March 1, 2012  

    Google’s sweeping new privacy policy took effect Thursday, stirring concern among many state attorneys general who have called it an invasion of privacy. The company said the move would allow it to personalize information for customers and streamline privacy measures. Jeffrey Brown and guests examine the new policy’s effects. Continue reading

  • February 16, 2012  

    While it seems like everything can be done online these days, that’s not actually the case when it comes to elections. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien explores the security, logistical and secrecy challenges of Internet voting. Continue reading

  • November 29, 2011  

    The Justice Department used Cyber Monday, the biggest online shopping day of the year, to shut down 150 websites that were allegedly peddling fake shoes, sporting goods and handbags. Gwen Ifill discusses the crackdown on counterfeit goods with author Larry Downes and Steve Tepp of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Continue reading

  • August 22, 2011  

    A nonprofit organization called Americans Elect is aiming to host an online national political convention and upend the way candidates are nominated for the U.S. presidency. Judy Woodruff reports on the latest attempt to push American politics away from a system dominated by two parties. Continue reading

  • February 7, 2011  

    In a bid to regain its foothold in online media, Internet giant AOL is purchasing The Huffington Post news blog for $315 million. Jeffrey Brown discusses the details of the buyout and the future of online content and advertising with AOL CEO Tim Armstrong and Arianna Huffington, editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post. Continue reading

  • January 21, 2011  

    Many of you have asked how the relaunched PBS NewsHour is doing now that we’ve celebrated our first birthday. The short answer is: very well. Simon Marks, president of MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, recently recapped the past year of our evolution for TV critics’ in Los Angeles. Here’s a look at how we’ve changed on-air and online. Continue reading

  • January 3, 2011  

    According to The New York Times, a new investment deal makes Facebook more valuable than eBay or Starbucks — a new landmark for a site now used by half a billion people globally. Ray Suarez talks to Andrew Ross Sorkin, who cowrote the Times story, about what this latest valuation means for the social networking giant. Continue reading

  • December 27, 2010  

    The Federal Trade Commission earlier this month proposed the creation of a so-called do-not-track option for Web users. Ray Suarez speaks with FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz and Mike Zaneis, general counsel of the Interactive Advertising Bureau, about the state of Internet privacy practices, concerns and proposed regulation. Continue reading

  • December 13, 2010  

    In the wake of the Gawker Media hacking over the weekend, Jeffrey Brown gets a wider perspective about the vulnerability of online information and the danger of further cyberattacks from James Lewis of the Center for Strategic and International Studies and Larry Clinton of the Internet Security Alliance. Continue reading

  • November 26, 2010  

    An 18-minute diversion of Internet traffic through China has raised security concerns around the world — especially for governments and people in critical infrastructure — and raises new concerns for online shoppers just ahead of Cyber Monday. Continue reading