Fostering a Digital Marketplace that Respects User Privacy and Identity

The Information Trust Exchange Project — Editors, researchers, technologists, entrepreneurs and journalism advocates taking on the task of making a new market for digital information. Governed by a public-benefit consortium. Committed to respecting individual identity and privacy.

PRIVACY: Last-minute provision in California data-privacy bill may actually create a marketplace that values personal information, observers say; also nonprofits not covered?

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A briefing about how the ITEGA ecosystem could work

Blockchain is a metaphor for doing things in a decentralized and distributed manner as much as possible. The approach we have supported for the news industry is one in which there is a shared service for authenticating users, and vendors who run within that shared...

Blockchain and ITEGA: Moving from Metaphor to Marketplace

If “blockchain” is largely a metaphor for such operating principles, then ITEGA at this stage is very consistent with the gestalt of the blockchain movement, once you get beyond the very abstract and application-unspecific technology of chains of data blocks that are...

Surveillance protection: Key benefits for publishers

By Don Marti & Bill Densmore Ad fraud is enabled by cross-site surveillance: A fraudbot collects cookies (“cookie licking”) at a legit publisher’s site, then uses them to look like a human when visiting fraud sites. This is called “data leakage.” The costs of fraud...

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https://www.poynter.org/news/about-1300-us-communities-have-totally-lost-news-coverage-unc-news-desert-study-finds

About 1,300 U.S. communities have totally lost news coverage, UNC news desert study finds

https://digiday.com/media/gdpr-second-party-data-deals/

GDPR is leading to more second-party data deals - Digiday

https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/326136/democrat-unveils-internet-bill-of-rights.html

Democrat Unveils Internet Bill Of Rights

https://adage.com/article/agency-news/media-buying-probe-a-cloud-hang-industry/315103/

Feds media-buying probe is 'cloud that will hang over the industry'

https://digitalcontentnext.org/blog/2018/10/08/fbi-subpoenas-and-digital-advertising-rebates-and-transparency-under-investigation/

The FBI, subpoenas, and digital advertising: Rebates and transparency under investigation - Digital Content Next

ALL ABOUT PRIVACY: TIM BERNERS-LEE ENDOSES AN "INTERNRET BILL OF RIGHTS" PROPOSED BY U.S. REP. RO KHANNA; KARA SWISHER INTERVIEWS KHANNA ABOUT IT. HERE ARE LINKS.
"“If you go to a doctor and then you want to know what your health data is, you have the right to get that health data,” Khanna explained. “Right now, if you want to know what data Facebook has about you, you don’t have the right to ask them to give you all of the data they have on you, and the right to know what they’ve done with it. You should have that right. You should have the right to know and have access to your data.”
https://www.fastcompany.com/90246977/tim-berners-lee-endorses-ro-khannas-internet-bill-of-rights-heres-all-10
AUDIO OF KARA SWISHER'S DISCUSSION WITH RHO KHANNA:
https://rss.art19.com/episodes/335e0246-cbae-4414-aeb9-9574b9dfeefc.mp3
U.S. Rep. Ro Khanna’s List:
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/04/opinion/ro-khanna-internet-bill-of-rights.html

Tim Berners-Lee endorses Ro Khanna’s Internet Bill of Rights–here’s all 10

“Trust has become a slippery point, a big issue. When it comes to data, people are unsure about how their browsing data is being used," says Sridhar Ramaswamy. "They have become annoyed by experiences of ads that follow them around the internet . . . It is a big problem and something that the advertising industry needs to think about.” He is critical of Apple and Firefox for including ad blockers with their browsers and rules out doing something similar for Google’s Chrome even if many users might want it.

https://www.irishtimes.com/business/technology/google-s-exiting-online-adverts-chief-warns-of-threat-to-digital-revenues-1.3649026

Google’s exiting online adverts chief warns of threat to digital revenues

Opinions
The tech industry is suddenly pushing for federal privacy legislation. Watch out.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-tech-industry-is-suddenly-pushing-for-federal-privacy-legislation-watch-out/2018/10/03/19bc473e-c685-11e8-9158-09630a6d8725_story.html

Opinion | The tech industry is suddenly pushing for federal privacy legislation. Watch out.