It seems as though the world is getting more chaotic by the minute. There have been awful terrorist attacks around the world, seemingly unabated – from Egypt to Paris to Mali to San Bernadino.
And it appears that chaos is infecting the news media.
On Friday, reporters from CNN and MSNBC openly rummaged through the now-deceased San Bernadino attackers’ home like eager shoppers on Black Friday.
TV journalists gain unprecedented access to shooting suspect’s apartment. pic.twitter.com/EQQ4ylpzL6
— Matthew Keys (@MatthewKeysLive) December 4, 2015
Live on TV for everyone to see, reporters unapologetically let the world into this home – a crime scene – sharing baby pictures, clothing, contents of their refrigerator.
And get this: passports, work IDs and even a California state driver’s license.
The White House has announced plans to establish a new Federal Privacy Council, which will serve as an ecosystem for strategic thinking on privacy implementation.
It will serve as a central place to coordinate and share ideas, best practices and successful approaches for protecting privacy across the government, “bringing together the best minds we have to tackle the cutting-edge privacy issues of the digital era,” according to Shaun Donovan, director of the White House Office of Management and Budget.
The Council will also develop guidance, standards and best practices to serve as a road map to successful implementation, starting with updating privacy guidance at OMB over the next several months.
“As a whole, public libraries are the single largest supplier of books in the U.S. No single other outlet can compete with public libraries—not Amazon, not Barnes & Noble, not Walmart or Costco, not all your local bookstores. But you’d never know it to look at us on the web.