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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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik