Principal Focus Areas
Beginning January 1, 2012 Newsroom Magazine redefined its journalistic mission to include both original and official government content. Our goal is to shed light on those areas or fields of endeavor that best equip our readers to more fully understand both the positive and negative implications of governance, politics, economics and public policy.
Journalism, news gathering, reporting, ethics and standards.
Media influence upon and dominance of American cultural and political values.
Finance, banking and monetary policy broadly including Federal Reserve actions, regulatory agency rule-making and enforcement, global markets, corporate governance and labor policy-making.
Economic theory and policy-making.
Science and technology broadly defined to include National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, research activities, pharmacology, astronomy, medicine, physics, digital systems, and cyber risks inherent in communications systems.
Definition of words or terms used in Newsroom Magazine whose meanings may be unclear, shifting in denotation and/or connotation, or whose specific meanings are plural in nature.
Logic concepts and definitions upon which Newsroom Magazine content is presented, argued or attributed.
The human condition congruent with American life, culture, civil connectedness and family relations.
Governance in apolitical terms to better underpin both our narrative and ‘of record’ information content.
Law whose development or application frames, alters or distorts American values, beliefs, or thought. Applies to legislation, process, regulatory extensions, courts, litigation and obtaining opinion.
News publishing to the degree it impacts American interests, values, civil connectedness, knowledge and ability to self-govern.
International news, events, and actions that impact upon American interests at home and abroad.
Decision making theory and practice in government, commerce, finance and family life.
Editorial Standards & Policies
FTC Orders Compete Inc. To Delete Or Anonymize Wrongfully Obtained Consumer Data
Published: Tuesday February 26, 2013 8:00 am EDT
Article Length: 256 Words
Reading Time: 1 Minute
The final settlement order requires Compete, Inc. to obtain consumers’ express consent before collecting any data from its software downloaded onto consumers’ computers, delete or anonymize the use of the consumer data it already has collected and provide directions to consumers for uninstalling its software.
FTC Approves Final Order Settling Charges Against Compete, Inc.
February 25, 2013
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Compete, Inc. violated the Federal Trade Commission Act by using its web-tracking software that collected personal information without disclosing the extent of the information it was collecting through its products and third party web tools. The FTC complaint alleged that the company also took steps that placed consumers at risk, as well as misrepresented that it would protect the personal data it collected.
The final settlement order requires Compete, Inc. to obtain consumers’ express consent before collecting any data from its software downloaded onto consumers’ computers, delete or anonymize the use of the consumer data it already has collected and provide directions to consumers for uninstalling its software. In addition, the settlement bars misrepresentations about the company’s privacy and data security practices and requires that it implement a comprehensive information security program with independent third-party audits every two years for 20 years.
Source: Federal Trade Commission