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Weekly News Digest

November 12, 2015 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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FCC Allows Internet Companies to Keep Tracking User Activities

According to The Washington Post, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will not impose a requirement on Google, Facebook, and other internet companies that could make it more difficult to track user activities. Privacy advocates are calling for stronger internet privacy rules, but many internet companies must monetize users’ personal data in order to make a profit.

The FCC’s Net Neutrality rules state that it can regulate ISPs, not individual websites. “Although the agency appears to be stopping short of establishing privacy rules for Web site operators, it is studying how net neutrality could allow it to set new privacy expectations for Internet providers,” the article states.

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