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Archive : November 2012

November 26, 2012

Lawmakers Voice Dissatisfaction With Responses From Data Brokers

A bipartisan group of House lawmakers Nov. 8 said that how data brokers collect and use consumer information remains a mystery despite receiving details from nine companies, including several that collect information from social media websites.

November 23, 2012

Twitter Suspends, Reactivates New York Times Parody Account

Twitter suspended but now has reactivated @NYTOnIt, a parody account dedicated to poking fun at some of the New York Times’ lifestyle stories, after a trademark infringement complaint from the media giant.

November 16, 2012

California Agency Considers Proposed Disclosure Rules for Payments to Bloggers

The California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) Dec. 13 is set to consider a proposed regulation that would require campaigns to disclose payments to bloggers and those who post campaign content on sites like Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.

November 8, 2012

DHS Report: Agency Complying With Privacy Promises in Social Media Monitoring

An agency of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security likely was monitoring social media communications when determining the impact of Hurricane Sandy, but a Nov. 8 DHS report promised that it was not collecting personally identifiable information (PII) from everyone who tweeted about #Sandy.

November 2, 2012

Courts Split on Social Media Bans for Sex Offenders

Is social media so pervasive in modern society that banning its use by a disfavored group is unconstitutional, even when there is a significant governmental interest in favor of the restriction?