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Consumer Advocates Bemoan Senate Vote to Lift ISP Privacy Restrictions

Saturday, March 25th, 2017


Privacy advocates and consumer groups are fighting back against the U.S. Senate’s Thursday vote to undo privacy restrictions on Internet service providers. In a 50-48 party line vote, the Senate approved the Congressional Review Act, S.J. Res. 34. If the House of Representatives gives it the green light, it then will go to the president to be signed into law. “We’re working actively with a coalition of other consumer groups pushing to defeat the resolution in the House,” said John Simpson, director of the Consumer Watchdog Privacy Project.

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Trust: Why Financial Services Should Embrace DoL’s Fiduciary Rule

Friday, March 24th, 2017


When the U.S. Department of Labor issued its fiduciary rule last year, it set financial advisers, insurers and agents into a mad scramble to meet an April 10, 2017, implementation deadline. The rule elevates all financial professionals who work with retirement plans or provide retirement planning advice to the level of a fiduciary, or someone bound legally and ethically to meet the standards of that status. What does “fiduciary” mean? The definition is “a person who holds a legal or ethical relationship of trust with one or more people.”

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Medium Is Looking for a Few Good Founding Members

Friday, March 24th, 2017


Medium, the online publishing platform launched by Twitter cofounder Evan Williams, has announced a $5 monthly subscription membership upgrade that promises a better reading experience and better content. Medium on Thursday opened the subscription offer to a limited number of people who meet certain criteria. “No matter how skilled or well-intentioned, ad-driven publishers are rewarded on their ability to capture attention and even, at times, to weave a particular corporate-driven narrative,” said Williams, who is Medium’s CEO.

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Advertisers Flee YouTube Over Offensive Ad Placements

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017


Several top U.S. advertisers — including AT&T, Verizon and Johnson & Johnson — this week pulled out of their agreements with YouTube due to their ads appearing with videos advocating extremism, or with other offensive content. Such placements represent violations of their agreements with Google, according to the companies. “Once we were notified that our ads were appearing on non-sanctioned websites, we took immediate action to suspend this type of ad placement and launched an investigation,” Verizon said in a statement.

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LinkedIn Burnishes Sales Navigator for the Enterprise

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017


LinkedIn has launched an enterprise edition of its Sales Navigator product that lets users send 50 emails on LinkedIn a month; adds Single Sign-On and other management features; and introduces TeamLink Extend, a tool that pools the networks of all the Sales Navigator users in an enterprise. If enterprise staff opt-in their LinkedIn network to their enterprise TeamLink pool, the connection list is “surfaced as a possible introduction path when a rep is looking at a lead,” noted Doug Camplejohn, head of products for LinkedIn sales solutions.

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