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March 3, 2011 | By

Congressmen, Facebook Go Back and Forth Over Personal Data Sharing (Ars Technica) Facebook recently reiterated its plan to make users’ addresses and phone numbers available to third-party developers in a letter to US Reps Ed Markey (D-MA) and Joe Barton (R-TX). Two Years Later: Recovery.gov Still Sucks At Public Engagement (Tech President) A look into […]

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February 3, 2011 | By

A New Framework for Digital Activism and Digital Repression (Meta-Activism Project) Considering Egypt’s move to shut down internet access during recent events, this article offers an understanding of digital activism and digital repression as part of a continuum, not a dichotomy. Lawmakers Ask Facebook About Access to Users’ Data (USA Today) Two U.S. congressmen are […]

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January 18, 2011 | By

Goldman Sachs Cuts U.S. Investors Out Of Facebook (NPR) Goldman Sachs has prohibited U.S. investors from participating in a private offering expected to raise up to $1.5 billion for the social networking site, citing widespread media coverage that could run afoul of securities guidelines. Facebook Temporarily Suspends Address, Phone Number Sharing (The Atlantic) This morning, […]

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December 17, 2010 | By

A Call for a Federal Office to Guide Online Privacy (The New York Times) A Commerce Department task force called for the creation of a “Privacy Bill of Rights” for online consumers. 5 Ways Cities Are Using Social Media to Reverse Economic Downturn (Mashable) Local economic development agencies have turned to social media tools and […]

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December 6, 2010 | By

GSA Launches Social Media Directory (Next Gov) The General Services Administration has launched an online social media directory that provides links to its pages on social networking sites. In Online Privacy Plan, the Opt-Out Question Looms (The New York Times) The Federal Trade Commission’s proposed privacy mechanism could cause a major shift in the online […]

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December 2, 2010 | By

Brief Takeaways — And a Pretty Diagram — From the FTC’s Online Privacy Recommendations (Forbes) The Federal Trade Commission has laid out their vision for the future of consumer privacy in the U.S. NASA Rated Savviest About Social Media (The Washington Post) The National Aeronautics and Space Administration was named the most social media and […]