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Want better government? Use cost-benefit analysis

Jul 29, 2013
Non-profits are working with state governments to increase use of cost-benefit analyses to learn whether programs and policies are worth it.
Posted In: cost, policy, public policy, pew, states

The New Facebook and why Netflix split in two

Sep 23, 2011
How important is Facebook's push into digital media? It's huge. Reed Hastings, the CEO of Netflix, believes the social network could remake the w...
Posted In: Facebook, government, hulu, netflix, policy, privacy, social media, Web Culture

Facebook builds mechanism to respond to suicide threats

Mar 9, 2011
Facebook has built a page for reporting suicidal content that people see on the site. It's a form where you fill in the url where you spotted it,...
Posted In: Facebook, Health, policy, privacy, social media, suicide

Facebook shuts down account of Chinese blogger

Mar 9, 2011
The reason? A fake name. The blogger/commentator is knows as Michael Anti. While it's not the name on his national identity card, Michael has used...
Posted In: Facebook, policy, privacy, security, social media, zuckerberg

Schumer wants a more secure WiFi

Feb 28, 2011
Sunday, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) called on website operators like Amazon and Twitter to encrypt their sites, change from HTTP to HTTPS addresses...
Posted In: business, Facebook, Google, government, policy, privacy, Twitter

LinkedIn blocked in China

Feb 25, 2011
Really, China? Blocking the most square and businesslike social networking site in the world? The official social networking site of everyone's dad...
Posted In: China, government, linkedin, policy, privacy, search, social media, world

Smurf app is totally smurfed up

Feb 16, 2011
One of the most popular games in the Apple app store is called Smurfs' Village. This is the type of game you load on your iPhone and then toss the...
Posted In: apple, Entertainment, policy, privacy, smurfs

Apple's new subscription policy is making enemies

Feb 16, 2011
Apple officially rolled out its new plan for content subscriptions in the iPad. What it boils down to is that if you purchase an iPad version of a...
Posted In: Amazon, apple, business, hulu, Kindle, netflix, policy, spotify

Clinton announces new Internet freedom policy

Feb 15, 2011
Secretary of State Hilary Clinton will speak at George Washington University today about Internet freedom. The New York Times reports she's...
Posted In: Clinton, government, Law, policy, privacy, security, state department, world

Apple tightens grip on app store

Feb 1, 2011
Apple has rejected an app from Sony that would simulate Sony's own e-book reader and allow customers to purchase books from Sony from inside the...
Posted In: Amazon, apple, apps, Books, business, iPad, iPhone, Kindle, policy, Sony

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