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Facebook launches ‘Privacy Checkup,’ most agencies offer social media services, and Starbucks closes 2,000 stores in China

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We wanted this year’s Super Bowl effort to not only raise awareness, but also financial support for the incredible research and innovative treatments happening at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine, where Scout is still a patient.

Zoom criticized for privacy and data concerns, Airbnb apologizes and pledges $250M to hosts, and NPR skips April Fools’ Day

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Also: Influencers’ communities ask how they can help, Uber offers free rides for frontline health care workers, how communicators are sharing information during the pandemic, and more. Here are today’s top stories: Zoom slammed for privacy concerns and data sharing. As the virtual conference platform’s membership and meeting numbers are sharply rising, so are privacy concerns. However, convenience doesn’t negate people’s right to privacy. CRISIS DAILY NEWSLETTER.

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Future of PR and social media for International Air Transport Association crisis communications conference

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Stuart Bruce speaking at the IATA Crisis Communications in the Social Media Age conference. (c) This morning I gave a keynote at the global ‘Crisis Communications in the Social Media Age’ conference in Istanbul. But why be afraid of big government when we freely provide our life story to social networks and give up our privacy to airlines in return for a bribe of a few more air miles. Our notions of privacy and confidentiality will be challenged.

Zoom chief focuses on winning back trust, Hobby Lobby closes and furloughs most employees, and Apple makes COVID-19 face shields

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Good morning, communicators: Agency Berlin Cameron launched an effort to help small business owners struggling to stay afloat during the current crisis. How can you share your skills and expertise to help those struggling with their crisis responses? CRISIS LEADERSHIP BOARD.

In earnings call, Facebook discloses $3-5B in fines—and Wall Street yawns

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Facebook says it is preparing to pay a hefty fine to the Federal Trade Commission for privacy violations stemming from the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The company made the announcement coinciding with a positive earnings report where the company demonstrated revenue growth and promised to continue its structural reorganization towards privacy. RELATED: Learn how to prepare, defend and promote your organization during a crisis. ]. Crisis Communications Social Media Facebook

Popeyes’ chicken sandwich gooses profits, Google’s HR exec steps aside, and Tyson lays off 500

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Also: Email apps are scraping consumers’ data to sell, Clorox focuses on sustainability to entice young consumers, stats on Europeans working from home, and more. ABC 7 KATV reported : “We have an ongoing focus on financial fitness to make sure our business remains competitive.

Brand managers gird for Calif. privacy act, Blizzard backtracks after criticism, and women-led organizations earn more

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Good morning, PR pros: The California Consumer Privacy Act will take effect Jan. The law will require an “opt out” button on each page of your website that enables consumers to tell your organization if they do not want their data to be collected and sold, and will also enable consumers to opt out of your organization’s terms of service without penalties. RELATED: Join us for our Leadership and Executive Communications Conference ].

Virgin Media, T-Mobile and more disclose data breaches; YouTube demonetizes ‘coronavirus’; and Tito’s Vodka corrects a COVID-19 fallacy

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Also: Free-doughnut Fridays for Dunkin’ loyalists, Google to index by mobile-friendly websites, most communicators don’t quite get SEO, and more. T-Mobile also announced a data breach that exposed customers’ financial and personal information. Your financial information (including credit card information) and Social Security number were not impacted. Data privacy and protection are extremely important to Princess Cruises and the company regrets this incident.

Instagram offers ‘Product Launch’ stickers, Credit Suisse’s COO departs over spying scandal, and how communicators will use email in 2020

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The IPO market has tightened, and communicators will have their hands full trying to convince skeptical investors that they’re offering the next Facebook or Google. The invasion of Khan’s privacy along with other mysterious aspects of the incident have caused a scandal prompting Bouée’s departure. Why it matters: When addressing a crisis, it can help to acknowledge the problem in plain terms. 6 top concerns for corporate communications leaders.

How Your CEO Can Save Your Company?s Image

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When a company faces a crisis, its CEO must step up and restore his or her organization’s PR image in a crisis. Strong leadership and a carefully-crafted crisis communications strategy can help a company recover its image and earn back its audience’s trust.

Avast scrambles after data-collection reports, Boston Market’s bawdy Twitter fail, and emoji become more inclusive

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Avast’s chief executive, Ondrej Vlcek, released a statement proclaiming the company’s first priority was to protect its consumers: As CEO of Avast, I feel personally responsible and I would like to apologize to all concerned.

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Google races to shutter Google+ after huge second data breach

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FREE GUIDE: 3 things you (probably) didn't know about crisis communications ]. In addition, we have also decided to accelerate the sunsetting of consumer Google+ from August 2019 to April 2019. We have always taken this seriously, and we continue to invest in our privacy programs to refine internal privacy review processes, create powerful data controls, and engage with users, researchers, and policymakers to get their feedback and improve our programs.

Walmart garners backlash for pro-gun shirts, Olive Garden offers lifetime pasta pass, and 70% of employees want job training

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Related reading: In a crisis, beware the false memory phenomenon. Why you should not avoid confrontation in a crisis. Walmart KOs violent-video displays but keeps guns, Uber spins bad financials, and blackface at Belgium’s Africa Museum draws ire. Why it matters: Though Google continues to struggle with antitrust and privacy concerns, the feature does offer opportunities for savvy communicators looking to attract more candidates and boost brand recognition.