Liz Gannes

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FTC to Debut Privacy Framework Monday, Complete With Its Own Social Media Strategy

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission will on Monday unveil a wide-ranging privacy framework that it has been working on for more than a year, expected to cover online personal data collection and other topics. Don’t expect an anti-social media agenda, though! After a conference call, the FTC will host Facebook and Twitter chats about the framework. Also today: The FTC launched a technology blog with an introductory post by its chief technologist, Ed Felten.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work