February 12, 2012 |
Traditional media outlets “have had little success” getting advertisers to move from their legacy businesses to their online news sites and relatively few of the ads they create for the Web are targeted to customers based on their interests, according to a new study by the Project for Excellence in Journalism. The struggle of traditional news organizations to adapt to the online world “throws into question the financial future of journalism as audiences continue to migrate online,” according to the group, an arm of the Pew Research Center.
September 12, 2007 |
The all-you-can-eat packages of voice, video and Internet services offered by phone and cable companies may be convenient, but they represent a potentially significant threat to people's privacy. Take, for example, Time Warner Cable, which has about 2 million customers in Southern California. The company offers a voice-video-Net package called "All the Best" for $89.85 for the first 12 months.
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May 29, 2000
William Kennard, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, believes there are "powerful market incentives" for online companies to develop strong policies on Internet privacy. That would seem logical, considering the obvious concerns of Web companies' customers about online privacy. Yet, perversely, self-regulation has been a huge disappointment.
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July 5, 2008 |
February 15, 2012 |
September 1, 2000 |
March 8, 2001 |
Voter.com, a popular political Web site that folded last month, is trying to raise cash by auctioning its consumer database, including the e-mail addresses, party affiliations and political interests of about 170,000 subscribers. The defunct Internet site is the latest to raise privacy hackles by peddling data about its users. A similar move last year by bankrupt Toysmart.com prompted a lawsuit by the Federal Trade Commission.
October 8, 1998 |
Eight major Web companies announced a multimillion-dollar online privacy initiative Wednesday aimed at heading off legislation in Congress. Microsoft, Excite, Lycos, Infoseek, Snap, Netscape, Yahoo and America Online unveiled the Privacy Partnership effort at the sixth annual Internet World convention in New York.
February 7, 2000 |
As consumers become better informed about their own health, they're turning increasingly to the Internet as a trusted source of information. But while many popular health Web sites promise confidentiality as they offer diagnoses, sell products or conduct detailed health surveys, a check of 21 leading sites found that some third parties, such as online marketers, are casting an invisible eye on visitors' cyberspace travels.