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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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus