Courtesy photo | Garlin Gilchrist II

Facebook may have been called to task for fake news and breaches of personal data, but it's the job of all stakeholders in the digital "ecosystem"--from users to advertisers to media companies--to act responsibly in cyberspace, says Garlin Gilchrist II, a headliner at the Kalamazoo Social Media Week Conference starting Monday.

Smart Meters Scheduled For Vote This Week

Mar 13, 2017
Kevin Lavery, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) Utilities shouldn’t be able to penalize customers for keeping old versions of their meters. That’s the intent of legislation in Lansing up for committee vote this week., Wikimedia Commons

Richard Stallman says there’s essentially no privacy on the Internet. He says proprietary software is typically designed to track users, and once data is collected it will be misused.

Michigan Supreme Court Building
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(MPRN-Lansing) The Michigan Supreme Court says the music streaming service Pandora does not violate the state’s privacy law by collecting and sharing information about user preferences. 


(MPRN-Lansing) A bipartisan group of state lawmakers hopes to send privacy protection legislation to Gov. Rick Snyder’s desk this year.