Electronic Privacy Information Center

Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) is a public interest research group in Washington, D.C. EPIC was established in 1994 to focus public attention on emerging civil liberties issues and to protect privacy, the First Amendment, and constitutional values in the information age. EPIC pursues activities including privacy research, public education, conferences, litigation, publications, and advocacy.EPIC maintains web sites (epic.org and privacy.org) and publishes the online EPIC Alert every two weeks on privacy and civil liberties issues.
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  • What Will Facebook Privacy Be Like in 2025?

    … the control of identity and private life. The appropriation of personal facts for commercial value — an issue that emerged with Google’s Shared Endorsements and Facebook’s Sponsored Stories – are a small glimpse of what lies ahead. The key will be the defaults: Either individuals will control their online persona or it will be controlled by others…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Google- 14 readers -
  • Facebook To Provide Nielsen With Aggregated, Anonymized Data On TV Viewers

    … Facebook. Americans are using more devices than ever before to watch video content, and the number of content producers has proliferated. That fragments the audience. It also gives advertisers the ability to target their messages. We have to be able to understand how consumers are seeking out our ads across all these different platforms, but we…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social- 20 readers -
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