• Dec 31, 2019
  • Glyn Moody
  • Governments, News, Privacy,

As public fears mount over online surveillance and lack of control, advertising industry gets privacy religion – sort of…

A new Pew Research Center survey confirms what readers of this blog already know: many people are deeply worried about the routine tracking of their activities online: A majority of Americans believe their online and offline activities are being tracked and monitored by companies and the government with some regularity. It is such a common … Continue reading “As public fears mount over online surveillance and lack of control, advertising industry gets privacy religion – sort of…”

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President Trump wants to use an executive order to make the FCC and FTC police social media censorship

President Trump has a plan to involve the FTC and FCC in policing censorship by social media companies such as Facebook and Twitter. Earlier in August, CNN’s Brian Fung reported on a summary of a draft executive order from President Trump that was first reported on by Politico. The executive order is supposedly aimed to … Continue reading “President Trump wants to use an executive order to make the FCC and FTC police social media censorship”

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FTC votes 5-0 to examine privacy practices of internet service providers and mobile broadband providers

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued seven letters to internet service providers (ISPs) and mobile broadband providers in the United States demanding a special report regarding their privacy practices. The FTC resolution was formally called the “Resolution Directing Use of Compulsory Process to Collect Information Regarding ISP Privacy” and was issued under the FTC’s … Continue reading “FTC votes 5-0 to examine privacy practices of internet service providers and mobile broadband providers”

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