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Next PdPlus Call: Jeff Jarvis on Publicness, Privacy and the Future of the Web

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, November 30 2011

We're looking forward to our next Personal Democracy Plus conference call on Thursday December 8 at 1pm ET, which will be with longtime PdF friend and prolific blogger, author and journalism professor Jeff Jarvis. We'll be discussing his new book Public Parts: How Sharing in the Digital Age Improves the Way We Work and Live. Some topics that just might come up:

  • The Federal Trade Commission's just announced settlement with Facebook for its years of alleged privacy violations, and the company's efforts to turn "frictionless sharing" into an all-purpose enclosure of the Internet, which some are saying will "ruin" sharing;
  • The differences between European and American attitudes towards sharing personal information online;
  • The need for a new online "bill of rights" in the face of governments and corporations alike;
  • The response to the book and to Jarvis's work from critics like Evgeny Morozov and Dean Starkman; and
  • Saunas.

To join in for will surely be a fun and provocative tour of the public/private horizon and the future of the web, register for this free call now.

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wednesday >

First POST: Ubermenschens

Surge-pricing in effect for Uber privacy violations; why "privacy" policies should be called "data usage" policies; pols silent on Uber mess; and much, much more. GO

tuesday >

First POST: Uber Falles

Uber exposed for plan to dig up dirt on journalist critics; sneaking a SOPA provision into the USA Freedom Act; high-speed free WiFi coming to NYC; and much, much more. GO

monday >

First POST: Differences

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