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Federal Trade Commission Issues Privacy Guidelines For Tech Companies, Calls On Congress For New Law

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Monday, March 26 2012

The Federal Trade Commission on Monday called on Congress to enact new legislation that would better protect consumers' privacy in the age of data brokers, online tracking and social networks. The commission also issued an extensive and updated report that lays out comprehensive guidelines for private sector companies on how they can better protect their customers' privacy. In addition to affecting the platforms that campaigns and advocacy groups use to further their causes, the guidelines are pertinent to the increasing number of companies that are creating tools in the political space. Read More

Federal Trade Commission To Issue Final Version of Privacy Guidelines on Monday

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Friday, March 23 2012

The Federal Trade Commission said on Friday that it plans to issue its final privacy framework on Monday. The new report will incorporate feedback from the public after the commission came out with its initial report in ... Read More

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After Election Loss, Teachout and Wu Keep Up Net Neutrality and Anti-Comcast Merger Campaign

The Teachout/Wu campaign may have lost, but their pro net-neutrality campaign continued Monday as both former candidates participated in a rallly in New York City marking the final day to comment on the Federal Communications Commission's Internet proposals and kept up their pressure on Governor Andrew Cuomo. GO

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NYC Politicians and Advocacy Groups Say Airbnb Misrepresents Sharing Economy

A coalition of New York election officials and affordable housing groups have launched an advocacy effort targeting Airbnb called "Share Better" that includes an ad campaign, a web platform, and social media outreach. GO

First POST: Data Dumps

The Internet Slowdown's impact on the FCC; Uber drivers try to go on strike; four kinds of civic tech; and much, much more. GO

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First POST: Positive Sums

How Teachout won some wealthy districts while Cuomo won some poor ones; DailyKos's explosive traffic growth; using Facebook for voter targeting; and much, much more. GO

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