Thursday, September 4, 2014
  • Dutch Officials Demand Google Revise Privacy Policy

    Officials in the Netherlands have told Google to revise its privacy policy by February, or face fines of as much as $18 million. The move marks European authorities' most recent protest to Google's 2012 changes to its privacy policy. Since March of that year, Google has combined information about signed-in users across a variety of products and services, including Gmail, Android, and YouTube. ...Read the whole story

  • Dutch Switch Attention From Google To Privacy On FacebookThe Daily Telegraph

    The Dutch government-affiliated watchdog is probing changes in Facebook's privacy policy -- the latest skirmish in a wider fight over the commercial use of online personal data. The announcement came a day after the Hague-based Data Protection Agency (DPA) warned Google it was breaching data protection laws by using personal details for targeted advertising. Google faces a EUR15m fine if it doesn't fix the alleged breaches by the end of February, the DPA said.

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  • Publishers Urge Rejection Of Google's Antitrust OfferGigaom

    It already looks like Google's European search antitrust case will roll on for some time yet, thanks to a host of new complainants and some pertinent criticisms of the concessions Google has put on the table, but here's another voice calling for the Commission to reject that deal.

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  • ForbesLife.com To Cover The Luxury LifestyleInPublishing

    ForbesLife.com covers the world of luxury and is expected to leverage content from Forbes staff writers and more than 150 expert contributors based around the globe - including journalists who have written for The New York Times, Vogue, Esquire, The New Yorker and more. Content on the site is divided by channel topic, such as: Travel, Cars & Bikes, Style, Planes & Boats, Homes, Watches & Jewelry, Tech, Food & Drink, Arts, and Video.

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  • IPC Media Now To Be Known As Time Inc. UKThe Drum

    IPC Media will undergo a rebrand by parent company Time Inc. to become Time Inc. UK, the company has announced. According to Time Inc. chairman and CEO Joe Ripp, the move will allow the company to better leverage its global presence. IPC Media counts more than 60 brands among its portfolio, including Country Life, What's on TV and Woman.

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  • BuzzFeed Looking To Add Meat To Business NewsRe/code

    Everyone knows that BuzzFeed does lists and quizzes and videos you like to click on and share. Some people know that BuzzFeed also does reporting from far-flung places, and some delicate, thoughtful features. But not many people know that BuzzFeed also does business reporting. This is a bit of a frustration for Peter Lauria, the veteran reporter BuzzFeed brought in from Reuters to launch its business section last year. But he's plugging away at it, turning out a combination of scoops, GIFs and analysis.

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  • Is It Wrong To Look At Ill-gotten Videos?The Daily Beast

    Are you being party to butchery if you watch an ISIS beheading video made with the very hope you will watch it and slickly composed to impart the greatest impact when you do? Is viewing these videos abetting evil? On a lesser note, are you participating in a shameful violation of privacy if you view nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence and others that were pilfered and posted by computer hackers?

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  • Take After Take For Every Kind Of AudienceGigaom

    A profusion of similar "takes" erupts online after almost any major news event - and the driving force behind that phenomenon is the fact that readers are in control of the process now, not editors or writers. Is that good or bad? Good question.

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  • EU Commission Launches Antitrust Probe Into WhatsApp DealThe Drum

    EU antitrust regulators have launched an investigation into Facebook's proposed WhatsApp acquisition, asking communication rivals whether it would monopolise the market or drive up prices. Watchdogs have sent questionnaires to EU brands and telecom providers asking them what impact the deal could have.The $19bn acquisition is Facebook's most expensive deal to date. The EU Commission's findings are scheduled to be published in early October.

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Is Double Opt-In Really A Best Practice For Europe?

Let me start by saying I'm a big fan of best practices for email -- when they are actually useful. But over the years I've come to question some of the tactics touted as being best practices, as I feel they don't reflect the current landscape of email marketing. ...More


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