Monday, September 29
Who scooped the JetBlue consumer privacy story?
The column is by Timothy Noah, claiming that JetBlue selling customer data, while violating its own privacy statement, is not a substantial violation of customer trust.
But the more interesting sidelight is his attribution of the story. Who exactly broke the story that JetBlue sold the data is a murky issue, and those involved include Wired News and two lesser-known advocacy websites. The discussion at the bottom of the page between the journalistic principals gets into the meat of how a story breaks and how credit gets doled out.