Daily Archives: May 20, 2011

Facebook Friends the FEC

Jake Laperruque Facebook has been criticized in the past for its creepy advertisements and privacy violations.  Now, the social media empire is reversing course and taking action to preserve privacy — for its advertisers.  Recently, Facebook sent a letter to the FEC, requesting exemption from disclosure requirements for campaign ads posted on the website.  Federal law requires that any political…

The NBA’s New Strong Stance on Homophobia

Jay Willis In a lengthy article published in Sunday’s New York Times, Rick Welts, president of the NBA’s Phoenix Suns, publicly disclosed his homosexuality.  The contrast in Mr. Welts’ story is jarring: in his public life, he played an integral role in the development of some of the NBA’s most popular programs (Slam Dunk Contest, anyone?) and…

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