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Why Advertisers Barely Outrank Politicians, Lobbyists, and Car Salesmen

Admen aren’t called hucksters for nothing. Exhibit Umpteen: They barely moved the needle in this recent Gallup poll on Honesty/Ethics in Professions.   Fourteen percent. Ouch. And here’s why, from the current issue of Consumer Reports. (Tip o’ the pixel … Continue reading

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Spacebook: 13 Million US Facebookers Don’t Use Privacy Controls

A Consumer Reports investigation reveals that a fair chunk of Facebookniks are pretty casual about protecting their privacy. Via the Boston Globe: Nearly 13 million US Facebook users do not use, or are not aware of, the site’s privacy controls, according to a … Continue reading

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Private Oy: Facebook And The Super Snoopers (Part Two)

Last week the Sneak ADtackniks posted a trifecta of online-privacy cautionary tales, including concerns about thenym wars - the argument over pseudonyms on the Internet – and a panel discussion conducted by the Wall Street Journal. In the course of the latter, Public Parts author Jeff (I … Continue reading

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Suddenly Household Appliances Are The New Political Front

Forget public-employee collective bargaining rights as the major threat to the Republic. It’s actually household-appliance regulation that will end Life As We Know It. First there was this piece in the January 31 edition of The Weekly Standard. Another Triumph for … Continue reading

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