Google Privacy Policy, the FTC, and Your Rights

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According to the WaPo’s Craig Timberg (“Google facing FTC scrutiny over privacy — yet again”), Google has been accused in a consumer advocate complaint to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) of engaging in deceptive trade practices by changing its privacy policy earlier this year to permit merging user profile…

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Twitter Censorship Dictionary: Safe Spaces, Bullying, and Harassment

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It’s time for a Twitter censorship dictionary. Why? Ripping a page from George Orwell’s 1984, Twitter censorship goes The Full Monty with the establishment of Miniluv (the Ministry of Love). Misleadingly designated as the “Twitter Trust & Safety Council,” the Thought Police plan to enforce politically correct orthodoxy through public…

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Do You Have Deceptive Inbound Marketing Syndrome?

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Although “inbound marketing” isn’t dead, misuse of the term and deceptive claims as to its effectiveness have just about consigned the term to corporate buzzword bingo. You can see Dilbert’s pointy-haired boss adopting the term to replace “lean thinking” or “Six Sigma” as part an effort to create a new…

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