American Bar Association says lawyers can visit social media sites of jurors, even during deliberations. Facebook changing right-hand-side ads this week. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Iraq blocks Facebook, Twitter, Google and YouTube; SoundCloud opens shop in Berlin, Germany. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
In light of recent data indicating that privacy is the biggest concern among Internet users, the Electronic Frontier Foundation created an extension to stop third-party tracking online.
OkCupid is encouraging Firefox users to switch browsers, and there has been a widespread outcry against Eich. All of this over a $1000 political donation to the Proposition 8 campaign in California.
Mozilla recently released the outline of what its Firefox OS tablets will look like. Expect the first device to be a 10-inch InFocus New tab F1 tablet with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. The tablet will run on a 1GHz quad-core processor with a 1280 x 800 display.
Additional specs include Wi-Fi, dual cameras (2-megapixel and 5-megapixel), 7000 mAh battery, GPS and Bluetooth enabled, and USB, headphone and SD ports. Read more
Major Internet, Social Media Companies Ask Feds to Let Them Report National Security Requests (SocialTimes)
Today, more than five-dozen Internet companies, including the major Silicon Valley players, will ask the government to allow them to release information to users about the national security requests they’ve handled, according to a report in AllThingsD. The companies signing on to the request include Google, Facebook, Apple, LinkedIn, Twitter, Yahoo, AOL, Digg, Dropbox, Meetup, Mozilla, Reddit, Salesforce, Tumblr and The Wikimedia Foundation.
Tomorrow, more than five dozen Internet companies, including the major Silicon Valley players, will ask the government to allow them to release information to users about the national security requests they’ve handled.
Stanford University’s Center for Internet and Society dove into the nitty-gritty of online privacy today, announcing a Cookie Clearinghouse that will develop and maintain an “allow list” and “block list” to help refine which websites should be allowed to set cookies in a user’s browser.
Mozilla’s latest patch to its Firefox browser blocks cookies from domains with which the user has not previously engaged in an effort to make Web browsing more transparent to users, the company said today.
Firefox 17 Web browser boasts access to a Facebook messaging sidebar, Mozilla announced today.