Digital Daily Dozen 10/8/2013

Kantar Launching TV Measurement Service

Kantar Media says it is launching a new television audience measurement service based on data from more than one million set-top boxes. The syndicated service, Kantar Media Audience Advisor is designed to provide deep insights into consumer viewing behavior, including program engagement and commercial ratings.


CDD Outlines Case Against Kids On Facebook

The Center for Digital Democracy (CDD) has launched a new online guide to why parents should not let their kids under 13 on Facebook. It comes in response to what CDD says is Facebook’s effort to open up the social network to kids 12 and under.


ITU: Mobile Broadband is Moving Up

The latest figures from the International Telecommunications Union buttress the Obama Administration focus on wireless broadband deployment, with the number of worldwide mobile broadband subscriptions approaching two billion.


Young People Are Not as Digitally Native as You Think

Fewer than one-third of young people around the world are “digital natives,” according to a report published Monday billed as a comprehensive global look at the phenomenon.


For Shoppers, Next Level of Instant Gratification

New shopping services will allow consumers to instantly buy items they see on television, in magazines and even in their refrigerators.


On privacy, it’s Facebook and Google versus small tech

We expect the companies that control our data to protect it. That’s a crazy expectation; a naive one. It’s widely known that they’re selling this personal information, and that the data trade drives revenue for many of today’s largest tech firms, and yet the public still operates under a quaint notion.


Fox, Sinclair, Local TV Sue Aereo In Utah

Fox Broadcasting, Sinclair and Local TV filed suit in federal court in Utah against Aereo, the start-up company that streams broadcast TV signals to consumers via the Internet. Broadcasters have already challenged Aereo on copyright violation in New York and Boston. This suit, filed in U.S. District Court, makes similar allegations.,0,1130202.story



Recent digital inclusion policies that aim to increase digital literacy of new Internet and computer users, promote civic engagement, and improve economic development do not currently address the privacy needs of new users. Now, more than ever, digital inclusion policies need to pay greater attention.


A group of companies and privacy advocates working to create a tool that would allow users to opt out of online tracking will vote on whether to continue. The group has missed multiple deadlines to produce a document describing a Do Not Track standard, and some stakeholders left the talks in the recent months.


With the federal government and technology policy shut down in Washington, California is steaming ahead with a series of online privacy laws that will have broad implications for Internet companies and consumers. Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a litany of privacy-related legislation.


Twitter, TV Networks to Help Each Other Survive
Twitter, on the eve of its fervently-hyped IPO, has a plan for nabbing the advertising dollars it needs to thrive: helping TV networks survive the digital media revolution. “Broadcasters have come to understand that Twitter is a force multiplier,” said CEO Dick Costolo.


Tweeting About Twerking Seen as Lifeline for TV
“Twitter and Facebook — it’s where our audience lives,” said Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman, citing the torrent of social media activity surrounding MTV’s recent awards show that featured a bawdy Miley Cyrus. “People were tweeting about Miley, going, ‘I gotta see this.’ ”


Boston Globe Plans Facebook-Like Content Stream
The Boston Globe’s paywalled website plans to introduce a personalized “stream of content,” much like Facebook offers. The feed will “automatically start to understand your behavior and the types of content you would be interested in.” Sibling site will remain free.


The Digital Daily Dozen is distributed weekdays (usually) by Dom Caristi as a service of the BSU Digital Policy Institute. The articles are culled from various e-newsletters. The content is not original – only their compilation in this mailing is.