Court rules news expires after two years, the worst digital security guide on the web and more in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.
A ruling by the Italian Supreme Court: News do “expire.” Online archives would need to be deleted
The right to report information has an expiry date just like milk, yogurt or a pint of ice cream. That’s essentially the summarized, non-technical version of the of the Italian Supreme Court of Cassation ruling 13161, which on June 24 upheld a 2013 decision by the Court of Chieti at Ortona (Abruzzo Region).
The case originated when the owners of a restaurant decided that they no longer would accept that a news piece reporting on a legal case in which they were involved was accessible online from the archives of Primadanoi.it, a local news website of the Abruzzo region (read the report about the events by Primadanoi.it). (L’Espresso, 7/1)
The worst guide to digital security on the internet today
It’s no wonder that today more than ever, people are starting to pay attention and getting a bit paranoid when it comes to using computers and the internet. In response to the endless hacks and security scares, some websites have tried—with mixed results—to provide confused consumers with tips and advice on how not to get hacked. (Motherboard, 7/5)
News media move to ban ad blockers from websites
People using ad-blocking software who visited the The New York Times website in March were shown a message. This read: “The best things in life aren’t free.” It went on to explain that “advertising helps us fund our journalism” and gave the visitor two options to read the newspaper’s online content: disable their ad-blocking software or pay for a subscription. (Financial Times, 7/6)
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