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Proposed White House Executive Order would have FCC and FTC police alleged social media censorship

CNN Business: “A draft executive order from the White House could put the Federal Communications Commission in charge of shaping how Facebook, Twitter and other large tech companies curate what appears on their websites, according to multiple people familiar with the matter. The draft order, a summary of which was obtained by CNN, calls for… Continue Reading

Digital Privacy Does Matter to You

Anonymone Labs: “At this moment, there is a copy of every unencrypted email, text, photo, gif or emoji you have ever sent in your digital life. These copies are stored under your name/identity in the national data storage facility operated by the U.S. National Surveillance Agency. (One of the newest and largest of these is… Continue Reading

I Tried Hiding From Silicon Valley in a Pile of Privacy Gadgets

Bloomberg Businessweek – Joel Stein – Avoiding digital snoops takes more than throwing money at the problem, but that part can be really fun – “…It isn’t going to be easy. I use Google, Facebook, Amazon, Lyft, Uber, Netflix, Hulu, and Spotify. I have two Amazon Echos, a Google Home, an iPhone, a MacBook Air,… Continue Reading

Why Aren’t We Talking About LinkedIn?

The New York Times – As Facebook and Twitter face scrutiny, the site for job seekers remains a controversy-free zone. Is the office the future of social media? ” Twitter helps the powerful discover their worst selves and leaves everyone else vulnerable. Facebook brings people together only to subject them to marketing and manipulation. Our… Continue Reading

Instagram’s lax privacy practices let trusted partner track millions of users’ physical locations, secretly save their stories, flout its rules

Business Insider – A buzzy San Francisco startup has been secretly saving what appears to be millions of Instagram users’ stories and tracking their locations. The marketing firm Hyp3r has been scraping huge quantities of data off the Facebook-owned app and using it to build up detailed profiles of people’s movements and interests. The situation… Continue Reading

Legal Shield for Websites Rattles Under Onslaught of Hate Speech

The New York Times – “When the most consequential law governing speech on the internet was created in 1996, Google.com didn’t exist and Mark Zuckerberg was 11 years old. The federal law, Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, has helped Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and countless other internet companies flourish. But Section 230’s liability protection… Continue Reading

New on LLRX for July 2019

The are 5 new articles and 4 new columns on LLRX for July 2019 Healthcare Bots and Subject Directories 2019 – Marcus Zillman’s guide focuses on a wide range of selected resources from health sciences, technology, academic, government and genetic research sectors, identifying traditional, complimentary and alternative sources to execute expert healthcare related subject matter… Continue Reading

Researchers map global economy in collaboration with LinkedIn

Phys.org: A small team of researchers at Indiana University has created the first global map of labor flow in collaboration with the world’s largest professional social network, LinkedIn. “The work is reported in the journal Nature Communications. The study’s lead authors are Jaehyuk Park and Ian Wood, Ph.D. students working with Yong Yeol “Y.Y.” Ahn,… Continue Reading

Twitter users are escaping online hate by switching profiles to Germany, where Nazism is illegal

CNBC: “Seeking to shield themselves from online hatred, some Twitter users say they’ve switched their account locations to Germany where local laws prevent pro-Nazi content. While German laws make it harder for explicitly hateful content to remain online, local researchers say it is not a hate-free internet utopia. Germany has imposed stricter laws on social… Continue Reading

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues August 4, 2019

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues August 4, 2019 – Privacy and security issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the… Continue Reading

Concerns About Online Data Privacy Span Generations

Internet Innovation Alliance – Are Millennials okay with the collection and use of their data online because they grew up with the internet? “In an effort to help inform policymakers about the views of Americans across generations on internet privacy, the Internet Innovation Alliance, in partnership with Icon Talks, the Hispanic Technology & Telecommunications Partnership (HTTP), and… Continue Reading

How the NRA Rewrote the Second Amendment

Polico Magazine – Michael Waldman is president of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law. He is the author of The Second Amendment: A Biography. -“A fraud on the American public.” That’s how former Chief Justice Warren Burger described the idea that the Second Amendment gives an unfettered individual right to a… Continue Reading