Facebook reveals plans to pivot to privacy-focused platforms

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The watch word, says CEO Mark Zuckerberg, is privacy. In a blog post , he added that as he thought about the future of the internet, “I believe a privacy-focused communications platform will become even more important than today’s open platforms.”. “Zuckerberg is a master of leveraging #privacy for anti-competitive advantage,” Soltani said on Twitter. Then there’s the fact that Facebook’s privacy promises have historically been broken.

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When A Privacy Breach Is A PR Crisis: How To Avoid It

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Another recent example – the 2014 hack of the email system at Sony Pictures Entertainment – was a grim lesson to companies all over the world. In the second group are errors committed by or within the organization, like systemic sexual harassment or financial improprieties, which are tougher to handle because the organization is usually at fault. The best privacy crisis is the one that doesn’t happen, of course.

WhatsApp takes a stand on privacy by encrypting users’ data

PR Daily

This goes for all messages, calls and group chats—and it’s now the prevailing policy across all operating systems. As you can imagine, this will do nothing to foster good will in the already tenuous relationship between the United States government, which would seemingly prefer to be able to see everyone’s data all the time, and tech companies in Silicon Valley, which are receiving increasing user demands for more privacy and security.

How Privacy Conscious Brands Can Gain an Edge on the Competition

Beyond PR

As consumers become warier of digital ads that infringe on their privacy, brands must think of ways to relate to their customers without appearing to intrude on them. Is there an opportunity for brands to get ahead by establishing themselves as privacy-conscious, at a time when targeted — even invasive — ads are the norm? Is Privacy Consciousness the New Corporate Social Responsibility? How to Change the Privacy Narrative and Public Perception.

Stressing user privacy, Apple offers a monthly news bundling service

PR Daily

Amid that context, Apple plans to offer a subscription service that would bundle many print magazines and a couple of newspapers into a single offering—all while putting a premium on user privacy. Of particular note, Apple is touting the privacy users will enjoy while browsing. It’s also part of Apple’s continued efforts to set itself apart as a tech company with a good record on privacy. The streaming service has upended the studio system in Hollywood.).

Linking Cybersecurity and Corporate Reputation. Survey Results Coming Soon!

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If your bank or credit union were a victim of a cyber attack, what would you like the bank’s leaders to do: Pay the ransom to unlock the computer system, even if there is no guarantee the attackers will follow through and it will encourage them to strike again. Cyber Security Reputation cyber security Cybersecurity data privacy DHM Research RepUs reputation reputation management ReputationUs

What to Do When Your Internal Communications Goes External


Make sure you invest in secure communications systems and training (don’t assume your employees know better than to click that “reset password” link in that shady email), and create a corporate culture that values your staff. Thought Leadership email privacy employee communications internal communication leadershipAnything written inside an organization should be treated as if it could quickly go public.

What You Don’t Know About Malaysia Airlines and How They’ve Handled the Crisis of Flight MH370

Melissa Agnes

As part of my contribution to the Agnes + Day team I have the opportunity to share with you developments around the world relating to protecting the privacy of all people when they either voluntarily or out of necessity, like purchasing an airline ticket, provide their personal and private information via digital platforms. The Act applies to Malaysia Airlines and they so state in their privacy policy. Case Studies Online Privacy Laws and Regulations

3 Things You Don’t Know About Social Media Monitoring

Waxing UnLyrical

But with more and more monitoring platforms gobbling up big data, and as individuals become increasingly concerned about their personal privacy rights online, social media privacy training and social media surveillance training have become equally critical. It’s becoming increasingly risky to empower workers to listen to social media conversations for work without providing mandatory privacy awareness training. Let’s focus on employee privacy in the workplace.

Google’s Creeping Me Out

Flatiron Communications

Maybe I’m naive to think that some semblance of privacy remains in my digital life. ” I looked at Goggle’s terms of service under “privacy,” and did not see any plain (i.e., The Flack Alphabet digital advertising digital privacy GMail GOOG GoogleSure, I know I’m getting cookied on nearly every site I visit, and that data is being shared with who knows how many online marketers.

Battle royal: Sussexes under fire as Archie set for private baptism

Mark My Words

Public relations expert Mark Borkowski said their decision to maintain privacy echoes the public relations strategy of a Hollywood A-lister. This is what you would expect a Hollywood A-lister to do, purposefully be sort of antagonist to the traditional system and not engaging with media in any shape or form” he said. Herald Scotland.

You Know You Work In Tech PR When…

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Advertising Week is your favorite week of the year, especially when your clients are hosting a panel on hot topics like privacy regulations or streaming content wars. Tech PR offers constant opportunities for jumping on news and trends.

Join the #PRStudChat Community for a State of Healthcare Communications Twitter Chat on February 17th

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We’ll be exploring topics that include how healthcare organizations are creating quality content and marketing best practices, managing healthcare privacy online, understanding the social life of health information and consumer behavior, as well as the role that social media plays in educating patients. For her day job, she leads a team of digital content strategists for Providence Health & Services, the third largest not-for-profit health system in the U.S.

7 Social Media Trends that came into play in January 2021


Facebook overhauls its privacy setting. Apple iOS 14 privacy features may impact ad targeting on Instagram. The iOS operating system could soon restrict the amount of data Facebook and Instagram collect for targeted advertising.

Zoom Interview Tips


A three-light system is even better but mostly impractical for most office setups. These Zoom Interview Tips will make you smile with confidence too!

Why Boeing’s Reputation Radar Failed

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In some ways it’s analogous to the 2017 data privacy scandal experienced by Equifax. Equifax was slow, even clumsy, in responding to the scope of the breach and the impact on those affected, in part because it lacked those early-warning systems that signal a major public backlash. CC BY-SA 4.0. Boeing’s PR crisis deepened this week as a fuller picture emerged of its handling of serious problems surrounding the 737 Max.

GDPR Primer for Marketing and Public Relations

Shift Communications

Marketers, advertisers, and public relations professionals are ill-informed and ill-equipped to manage the largest change in data and privacy in the last 20 years: GDPR. GDPR, the General Data Protection Regulation, is an EU regulation which strengthens data protection and privacy for EU citizens and the companies they do business with. Privacy by design : Rather than be an add-on, companies are expected to design their systems for privacy from the ground up.

Next Steps in Social Media Marketing

Flack's Revenge

Others have come under fire too, for their content and privacy issues, in related areas of online like general Web, Google, and mobile. In this climate, it can be hard to distinguish smart digital marketing from hacking a broken system , and legitimate news vs. disinformation, hype and outright fake, lying news. If social media were a brand, it’s one that I think most would agree has been tarnished. The reputation hits come from many directions.

How CEOs Should Use Data In A PR Crisis


In those five days, the hashtag #DeleteFacebook circulated the Internet and a recent study from Creative Strategies showed that thirty-five percent of Facebook users surveyed said they are using Facebook less than they did before hearing about data privacy concerns. Think of your monitoring and measurement tools as your early warning system. A crisis can be one of the most difficult situations in a CEO’s career.

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Facebook fights back over new data misuse allegations

PR Daily

After months of scandal in the wake of revelations that Cambridge Analytica exploited the Facebook platform to access millions of users’ records without their consent, the social media company spotlighted its privacy protocols and promised to shutter many of its current data collection habits. But the partnerships, whose scope has not previously been reported, raise concerns about the company’s privacy protections and compliance with a 2011 consent decree with the Federal Trade Commission.

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Facebook, Amazon under a cloud of criticism over latest data leak

PR Daily

The company has tried op-eds from leaders Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg, blog posts and social media messages, a couple of media apology tours and, most recently, a high-profile call for privacy and regulation. Upguard warned Facebook‘s previous privacy gaffes would continue to echo for all of us: “But as these exposures show, the data genie cannot be put back in the bottle.”.

Goldman Sachs issues diversity challenge, 23andMe lays off 100, and Sonos chief apologizes after backlash

PR Daily

However, as the technology improves, consumers could greatly increase their reliance on these systems, and brands that aren’t ready for the change could be left behind. However, consumers’ growing privacy concerns probably contributed to the market decline. She acknowledges that “privacy is top of mind” both for consumers and her executive team. I think the tech world needs to own this better communicate privacy standards to build trust,” she said. “I

Google races to shutter Google+ after huge second data breach

PR Daily

No third party compromised our systems, and we have no evidence that the app developers that inadvertently had this access for six days were aware of it or misused it in any way. A list of impacted users in those domains is being sent to system administrators, and we will reach out again if any additional impacted users or issues are discovered. We will never stop our work to build privacy protections that work for everyone.

3 PR Takes On YouTube’s Brand Safety Scandal

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To its credit, YouTube has been aggressive in its response, promising to clean up its comments system, improve its video recommendations engine, and apply more stringent brand safety standards. Compare their response, for example, to Facebook’s reaction to its data privacy scandal, which has gone from bad to worse.

Facebook mum as WhatsApp founder departs over data concerns

PR Daily

The apparent reason for the split is a culture clash surrounding encryption, data and privacy stemming from Facebook’s attempts to monetize its acquisition of Koum’s messaging app. I'm grateful for everything you've done to help connect the world, and for everything you've taught me, including about encryption and its ability to take power from centralized systems and put it back in people's hands.

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How to remain an anonymous source

PR Daily

Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) is an encryption software that allows you to send encrypted emails and documents. is an open-source whistleblower submission system that media organizations can use to securely accept documents from and communicate with anonymous sources. Postal mail is still one of the best tools protecting your privacy. Can you truly hide your identity these days?

Facebook to woo marketers with Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp integration

PR Daily

However, critics pointed to anti-trust issues and Facebook’s ongoing data privacy issues. Each app will also tout end-to-end encryption—an important element, considering Facebook’s ongoing crises regarding users’ privacy and data. The changes would allow you to send messages from one of the company’s chat systems to another—so you could speak to your Messenger-only friends without leaving WhatsApp.

4 ways newsrooms shine the spotlight on company stars

PR Daily

OhioHealth —a Columbus not-for-profit, faith-based system—tackles this poignant and personal issue in an article and video featuring a breast cancer surgeon who survived her own bout with the disease. American Express Open Forum recently published an article on “7 Steps to Ensure Customer Data Privacy.” Not only is it useful information, but it also gives AmEx the opportunity to establish its chief privacy officer’s expertise.

Facebook, Amazon under a cloud of criticism over latest data leak

PR Daily

The company has tried op-eds from leaders Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg, blog posts and social media messages, a couple of media apology tours and, most recently, a high-profile call for privacy and regulation. Upguard warned Facebook‘s previous privacy gaffes would continue to echo for all of us: “But as these exposures show, the data genie cannot be put back in the bottle.”.

Muddling through the COVID-19 crisis: celebrating human spirit and ingenuity

Stephen Waddington

Mental health and wellbeing The long term cost of the crisis will be measured not just in terms of our physical health and the capability of the healthcare system, but as importantly in terms of mental health. Privacy cedes to massive tech onboarding The last two weeks have seen a massive technology onboarding across society. Privacy concerns have evaporated. I’m muddling through the COVID-19 crisis, just like you, but I am starting to think about what might come next.

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Announcing Ragan’s 2020 PR Daily Awards

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APCO Worldwide and North Carolina Community College System: Your Hire Education. APCO Worldwide and North Carolina Community College System: Your Hire Education. Diffusion PR: Amplifying the Ghostery Brand: from Browser Extension to Consumer Privacy Powerhouse.

Everything You Need to Know About the TPP (But Were Too Scared to Ask)


According to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), the TPP’s Electronic Commerce and Telecommunications Chapters “encourage your personal data to be sent across borders with limited protection for your privacy.”. For example, Australia’s privacy laws safeguard against personal data being stored offshore where it’s out of the law’s reach, but this would be in direct violation of the TPP.

Lawyering up on Data Protection and Cybersecurity

The Stalwart Blog

Metaverse Law focuses exclusively on data privacy and cybersecurity, so I help businesses with their compliance obligations under these new privacy and cybersecurity rules, bring in third parties to assess the security systems and help them deal within an instant. One of the things I really encourage business owners to do is really take a data inventory, a data map of what they have in their systems. An interview with Lily Li, Principal of Metaverse Law. .

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Owners of site that facilitates affairs respond to hacker threats

PR Daily

The current business world has proven to be one in which no company's online assets are safe from cyber-vandalism, with Avid Life Media being only the latest among many companies to have been attacked, despite investing in the latest privacy and security technologies. As other companies have experienced, these security measures have unfortunately not prevented this attack to our system.

11 keys for health care PR success amid COVID-19

PR Daily

Learn the terms used by industry partners, such as hospitals and health systems, pharmaceutical companies and insurance firms, to demonstrate your expertise and competence. Be sensitive, learn the rules and lingo, and focus on patients.

Facebook’s COO defends targeted ads

PR Daily

So the targeting—which we do in a privacy-safe way—is a big chunk of why small businesses are growing, and that's why we think it's so important. We can do it, and protect your privacy, but it's part of what's making small business—and our economy—grow.”. And privacy and ads are not at odds. Sandberg said she is having “reassuring conversations with advertisers, just as we are with people,” about how Facebook has built privacy into its system.

A Foundation in Ethics Is Built in Our Childhood


A family’s value system is established early. Safeguarding Confidences: Protect the privacy rights of clients, organizations and individuals by safeguarding confidential information. When we were kids, our parents, teachers and other responsible adults taught us “right from wrong” either by lessons learned or by the observation of others’ actions.

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Google lets marketers target consumers through Gmail, YouTube

PR Daily

Google seems to have come to terms with the privacy considerations involved, perhaps as a result of watching Facebook ad revenue. Three ad blockers became the most popular paid apps in Apple’s App Store within hours of the new operating system’s debut, Marketing Land reported. On Monday, Google announced Customer Match, which enables marketers to target consumers through Gmail and YouTube by uploading email lists into AdWords.

Who Were The PR Winners And Losers of 2017?

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But blockchain is seen as “having the potential to reshape the global financial system and possibly other industries,” according to Bloomberg. Unlike United’s experience, the reputation damage from Equifax’s massive privacy breach will haunt it for years. But the good news is that the awareness of systemic sexual harassment and misbehavior has reached a tipping point, and the cultural and business changes will be profound and in many cases, permanent.