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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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First POST: Moneyballed

The Gates Foundation's new "global citizens" email database, and why it's a terrible idea; why young people like the NSA more than older people; using open data about NYC taxi drivers to ID Muslims; and much, much more. GO

thursday >

First POST: Monkeying

Net neutrality proponents call foul on the GOP's plans; StandUnited.com seeks to be the right's Change.org; tons of civic tech news from mySociety, Chicago and Civic Hall in NYC; and much, much more. GO

wednesday >

First POST: Punch List

Obama's State of the Union and the Internet; how HealthCare.gov shares personal data with third-parties; Facebook says it will give users tools to tag false or hoax content in their News Feeds; and much, much more. GO

tuesday >

First POST: Goggles

More on the shifting net neutrality debate; how Ready for Hillary plans to share its digital assets; the family roots of Civic Hall; and much, much more. GO

monday >

First POST: Urgency

How Republicans are starting to embrace net neutrality; more predictions of the blockchain's impact on society; new "innovative communities" legislation in Massachusetts seeks to boost civic tech there; and much, much more. GO

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