Liz Gannes

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Social Networking Privacy Bill Stalls in California Senate

The California Senate bill that has social networking companies worried about government regulation of their user privacy settings failed to gain a majority of votes on Friday. Bill author Ellen Corbett said she would try for another vote next week. Companies like Facebook are pushing the angle that the work needed to comply with more restrictive privacy settings would have a negative effect on the California economy.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald