Media Watch

'19Jan
20

The case against behavioral advertising is stacking up

No one likes being stalked around the Internet by adverts. It’s the uneasy joke you can’t enjoy laughing at. Yet vast people-profiling ad businesses have made pots of money off of an unregulated Internet by putting...
'19Jan
20

Americans take stock of shutdown's everyday effects

You and your loved ones aren't federal employees or contractors, and you don't live in a setting or have a job closely tied to government programs. So what does the government shutdown have to do with you? More...
'19Jan
12

How the government shutdown hurts fraud victims

For the next few days, Duvall, 67, a widow, scrambled to freeze or close her bank accounts and alert her credit card companies as fraudulent charges appeared. Then she began thinking about how the criminals could...
'19Jan
05

Data privacy abuses prompt calls for Federal Trade Commission to bare teeth

Last spring, soon after Facebook acknowledged that the data of tens of millions of its users had improperly been obtained by the political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica, a top enforcement official at the...
'19Jan
02

How to Lose Tens of Thousands of Dollars on Amazon

How to Lose Tens of Thousands of Dollars on Amazon A growing number of self-proclaimed experts promise they can teach anyone how to make a passive income selling cheap Chinese goods in the...
'18Dec
20

Commentary: The Facebook scandal isn’t really about social media. It’s about capitalism.

As wizened consumers we've learned to be cynical about the commodification of our privacy at the hands of tech corporations. Still, it's one thing to know in principle that industry giants like Facebook are spying...
'18Dec
20

Commentary: The Facebook scandal isn’t really about social media. It’s about capitalism.

As wizened consumers we've learned to be cynical about the commodification of our privacy at the hands of tech corporations. Still, it's one thing to know in principle that industry giants like Facebook are spying...
'18Dec
19

Facebook’s Privacy Message Undermined by the Times—Again

If there is one message Facebook has been trying to send to the world in 2018, it's that the company understands it needs to rethink the way it operates. Facebook says it understands that it must better police the...
'18Dec
19

Washington, DC sues Facebook over Cambridge Analytica scandal

"Facebook failed to protect the privacy of its users and deceived them about who had access to their data and how it was used," Attorney General Karl Racine said in a statement. "Facebook put users at risk of...
'18Dec
19

Consumer advocacy groups call on FTC to investigate kids’ apps on Google Play

A coalition of 22 consumer and public health advocacy groups, led by Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC) and Center for Digital Democracy (CDD), have today filed a complaint with the Federal Trade...

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