Marketing News Roundup - May 6, 2011

What's new in marketing this week?

There's a lot going on in consumer privacy and security, including...
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Do Not Track legislation moving forward in California. The law would allow Internet users to opt out of online data collecton systems. (Sure Start)


In a second major security breach (after last month's PlayStation Network breach), the Sony Online Entertainment Network has also been hacked. If you're playing Everquest, your credit card number may have been stolen. (PC World)


Google's South Korea offices raided, authorities there want to find out if Google is collecting user location data via online advertising on the Android platform. (eWeek)


In other news...


AT&T jumps into the deal site pool with its own offering. It will now offer daily deals on yellowpages.com. (Los Angeles Times)

For a great infographic on how existing deal sites compare to one another, click here.


Oh no! For the first time in 20 years, television ownership has gone down. "Only" 96.7% of American homes have a TV set, down from 98.9%. (New York Times)


And, finally...


We can't close out the week without reflecting on the death of Osama bin Laden. (Complete coverage from Slate)


I'm relieved he can't hurt people anymore. One interesting element of the story had to do with how people learned the news. We go to bed early, so I found out on Facebook on Monday morning, but Twitter played a pivotal role as the story broke there first.




Have a great weekend, and thanks for reading, everyone!

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