U.S. Media and Marketing Correspondent, Financial Times
washingtonpost.com — Google, one of nine companies named in NSA documents as providing information to the top-secret PRISM program, has demanded that U.S. officials give it more leeway to describe the company's relationship with the government. Google and the other companies involved have sought to reassure users that their privacy is being protected from unwarranted intrusions.
wnyc.org — Emily Steel, the Financial Times' Media and Marketing correspondent, discusses Big Data and the corporate competition to accumulate information about consumers. She looks at new data analytics products and services in today's industry, the future of data broker laws and regulations, and what privacy advocates are doing.
aboutads.info — DAA to Senate: For Consumer Choice, Build on What is Already Working Rather than seeking to impose untested and potentially harmful new restrictions on Internet advertising, lawmakers and technologists should throw their support behind the program that is already providing consumers with pinpoint choice and control over their own data, Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) Managing Director Lou Mastria said today in testimony before the Senate Committee on Commerce Science and Transportation.
paidcontent.org — An Idaho photographer, Kai Eiselein, has filed a copyright lawsuit against BuzzFeed, claiming the site used one his images without permission for a soccer montage called "The 30 Funniest header faces." The lawsuit, filed in New York earlier this month, claims BuzzFeed owes more than $3.6 million in damages as a result of the soccer pic appearing on 64 sites around the web.
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