Your Technology Aug. 24, 1998

FTC BACKS ONLINE PRIVACY

One of the Web's most popular sites, GeoCities, last week settled a privacy-violation complaint by the FTC. The agency said the site misled members by soliciting personal data, such as income and age, and, without full permission, distributing it to marketers. While denying any wrongdoing, GeoCities agreed to post an explicit account of its use of personal data.

OPEN HEART ON THE WEB

In June, Webheads got to watch a live birth online. This Wednesday, the American Health Network is again testing the limits of public acceptance, by broadcasting an open-heart operation live on its website,...

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