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Jeff John Roberts / GigaOM:
The politics of tech transparency: industry reports offer openness — and confusion   —  The tech industry, facing a backlash over an ongoing surveillance scandal, is making up for lost time.  In recent months, companies like Facebook have clamored into court waving civil liberties banners …
Oct 17, 2013, 9:00 AMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / GigaOM:
A web page that lasts forever: the plan to stop “link rot” in law and science   —  Imagine a research library where most of the books are missing footnotes — where the bottom of the pages are stained or ripped out, making it impossible for scholars to tell the sources of information.
Oct 15, 2013, 7:25 AMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / GigaOM:
Yahoo hit with new lawsuit over email scanning in wake of Gmail ruling   —  Can big email providers scan your messages in order to serve you relevant advertising?  Google and Yahoo have long assumed the answer is yes, which is one of the reasons the giant companies provide free email to millions of people.
Oct 3, 2013, 4:50 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / GigaOM:
Apple to pay $40 to iPad 3G owners shut out of all-you-can-eat data plans   —  Apple and AT&T are set to resolve a long-running class action suit over the companies' decision in June, 2010 to end unlimited data plans for the iPad 3G tablet.  —  In a ruling issued this week in San Jose …
Sep 27, 2013, 6:50 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / GigaOM:
Unmasking the trolls: FTC announces investigation into “patent assertion entities”   —  The Federal Trade Commission on Friday called for public comments on a proposed investigation into approximately 25 “patent assertion entities,” — more commonly known as patent trolls — and how they affect innovation and competition.
Sep 27, 2013, 12:35 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / GigaOM:
Why privacy settlements like Facebook's “Sponsored Stories” lawsuit aren't working   —  A legal process intended to compensate consumers and promote privacy is instead breeding alarmism and lining lawyers' pockets — while letting the tech companies that created the privacy problems brush off the mistakes as a cost of doing business.
Sep 19, 2013, 4:25 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
FTC to take closer look at “native advertising” trend   —  Over the last year, media and marketing types have been repeating the term “native advertising” until they're blue in the face and now it looks like people are finally paying attention — including the good folks at the Federal Trade Commission.
Sep 16, 2013, 9:45 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / GigaOM:
Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox counter-sues over failed North American expansion   —  Mt. Gox, the largest exchange for trading the crypto-currency known as Bitcoin, is demanding its one-time partner CoinLab return cash and Bitcoins, and also surrender $5 million worth of customer funds that CoinLab is allegedly sitting on.
Sep 16, 2013, 2:55 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Outbrain plans IPO valued at $1 billion for 2014 - reports   —  Outbrain, the biggest in new type of firm known as content engines, will reportedly seek $200 million from Wall Street in 2014.  —  Outbrain, a start-up that helps publishers like CNN and USA Today serve ads to readers …
Sep 9, 2013, 6:02 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / GigaOM:
In fight with broadcasters, Aereo has time on its side: Supreme Court ruling unlikely before 2015   —  The legal saga of Aereo, a start-up that offers an $8-per-month TV streaming service, entered a new chapter last week as a California court heard arguments over whether to lift …
Sep 7, 2013, 9:50 PMIn context

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