Tag Archives: 2.0

Media Companies File Brief in Salinger Sequel Case

NYTimes – “The New York Times Company, along with the Associated Press and the Gannett Company and the Tribune Company, the two largest newspaper publishers in the country, have filed an amicus brief in support of the author whose sequel to J.D. Salinger’s “Catcher in the Rye” has been indefinitely banned by a federal judge.”

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Officials Look to Solve Social Network Risks Without Ban

DefenseLink – “As Pentagon officials weigh the benefits and risks of social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook, they hope to craft a policy that shores up security vulnerabilities without requiring a ban. Meanwhile, the Marine Corps has clarified its guidelines on social networking, and officials said they would consider the findings gleaned in the Pentagon policy review due out in late September”

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Un(bound): Altered Books Competition

on Flickr – “Start with a used book and transform it into a work of art! Enter one in our contest for a chance to exhibit or win a prize.”

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Class Claims Legal Publisher Violated Privacy

Courthouse News Service – “West Publishing disclosed and tried to sell millions of drivers’ personal information on one of its Web sites, according to a federal class action. The class claims the Minnesota-based legal publishing giant violated their privacy by posting their names, addresses, VIN numbers, vehicle descriptions and license plate numbers on the Internet for “commercial purposes and profit.”

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The White House Revisits Government Web-Privacy Policies

The Caucus Blog – “Due to privacy concerns, federal agencies since June 2000 have been prohibited from using many Web-tracking technologies, including cookies. But the Obama administration is keen to modernize federal-agency sites and add Web 2.0-style technologies that could create new ways for the people to communicate with their government and participate in policy making.”

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