Journalist covering technology policy, government innovation and Internet freedom for Mashable. Also shooting pictures.
A forward-thinking futurist Silicon Valley-type ought to be a progressive, right?
Well, it’s not quite that simple.
Facebook has not completely dropped its support for the controversial and recently reintroduced Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), but the company is approaching the bill cautiously this time as CISPA once again navigates the legislative process.
Netflix users outside the United States have long enjoyed integration with Facebook that let them share their viewing history with friends, but American Netflix users are only just this week getting to enjoy the same social sharing features.
Why did it take so long? You can blame Robert Bork, President Ronald Reagan’s 1987 nominee to the Supreme Court.
Starting today, you’ll be able to connect your [CNN] iReport and Facebook accounts in a way that will give you more control and make it easier to share your iReport posts (and your comments too!) on Facebook.
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After a year-long experiment that saw its Facebook “social reading” app gain more than six million monthly users — and then lose more than half of those after the network changed the way those apps work — the Guardian has decided to take back control of its content.
Since its launch in 2004, Facebook has amassed a mountainous hoard of user data and has been scrutinized by lawmakers and federal regulators for how it uses that data and keeps it private.
Egan’s job is to help explain the company’s privacy policies to its gigantic user base, which reached 1 billion monthly active users in October.