Tag: online privacy

by Abraham Hyatt

This week, Abraham Hyatt launched “The End of Privacy,” a five-part podcast series on the intersection of journalism and privacy issues. We will be cross-posting the podcasts here on MediaShift. Stay tuned. Are journalists entitled to special privacy rights? Are news publishers helping data trackers violate users’ privacy? Is it possible to have confidential sources […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How Breaking News notifies users of news stories before they become big (Joseph Lichtenstein / Nieman Lab) 2. ChariPick counts on the ‘instant gratification of giving’ for users (Megan Graham / Chicago Tribune) 3. Online paywall builders Piano Media and Tinypass merge (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 4. How to use Facebook’s mystifying privacy settings […] more »

by Geoffrey King

Earlier this month, the U.S. Transportation Security Administration announced a new policy requiring that travelers to the United States turn on their devices at the request of airport security personnel. Devices that cannot be powered on will be barred from the aircraft, and passengers in possession of such devices may also be subjected to additional screening. While […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Google in talks about possible acquisition of Twitch (Douglas MacMillan, Alistair Barr & Rolfe Winkler / Wall Street Journal) 2. AT&T buys DirecTV for $67 billion (Jon Passantino & Peter Lauria / BuzzFeed) 3. Wolff: The right to be forgotten by Google (Michael Wolff / USA Today) 4. Pinterest is sneaking up on Twitter, […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Copy editors carve niche in digital media landscape (Dan Appenfeller / American Journalism Review) 2. Purge pay TV, binge on data: Cord-cutters are gulping down bandwidth (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 3. FCC considers treating cable firms like utilities in net neutrality debate (Dominic Rushe / The Guardian US) 4. Google faces challenges in Europe […] more »

by Janna Quitney Anderson

The World Wide Web turns 25 March 12, and the Pew Research Center’s Internet Project and Elon University’s Imagining the Internet Center are issuing a number of important reports coinciding with this milestone. When you reduce it to simple numbers, the power and influence of today’s networked communications is fairly mind-boggling. Recently released results gathered […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. NSA able to foil basic safeguards of privacy on the web (NYT) 2. Jeff Bezos likes print, thinks readers will pay for a bundle of news – is he wrong? (GigaOm) 3. Guardian’s Geary joining Twitter as UK news partnership manager (Guardian) 4. Details uses bloggers for native advertising (Adweek) 5. Oyster comes pretty […] more »

by Mark Glaser

The right to privacy seems to be an illusion these days. Feds are snooping on AP reporters and editors. Feds are getting phone records of millions of Americans. And now, the biggest one of all: An inside government source leaked information to the Guardian and Washington Post that the NSA and FBI have direct access […] more »

by Jenny Xie

Teens are using more social media and sharing more on those platforms, says a major report from Pew Research Center. Key findings indicate social media-using teens are not very concerned about third-party access to their data on the sites, are more likely to use a range of social media sites if they have a large […] more »

by Mark Glaser

There is a certain balance that the government has to maintain when it comes to our privacy online. Certain law enforcement agencies such as the FBI and Department of Justice might need to look at emails or private Facebook messages to catch terrorists or other criminals who inhabit digital worlds. But the ACLU recently found […] more »