Thursday, May 26, 2016

Around The Net

  • Peter Thiel Teaches Billionaires How To Go Nuclear Fusion

    By funding Hulk Hogan's lawsuit against Gawker, PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel "gave the world a master class in how a billionaire can achieve enormous ends with a relatively modest investment," writes Felix Salmon at Fusion. "If Thiel’s strategy works against Gawker, it could be used by any billionaire against anymedia organization. Sheldon Adelson, Donald Trump, the list goes on and on.... Thiel has shown them how to go thermonuclear: bankroll other lawsuits, as many as it takes, and bankrupt the news organization that way." ...Read the whole story

  • Abuse Of Females Rife Online -- And Women Are Responsible For Half Of It Telegraph

    Women are responsible for half of all misogynistic Tweets using the words "slut and whore," a new study has found. The study, performed by respected UK think tank Demos, monitored UK Twitter over three weeks and found that found 6,500 unique users were targeted by 10,000 misogynistic and aggressive Tweets. 50% of the aggressors were women. ...Read the whole story

  • Netflix And Amazon Must Carry 20% European Content In The EU Guardian

    Netflix and Amazon's European operations will have to guarantee that at least 20% of video content is from Europe. European regulators are introducing the new rules to make the new wave of digital on-demand and streaming services adhere to the same, or similar, commitments that traditional TV broadcasters are forced to follow in Europe. ...Read the whole story

  • Two Years To Go Until GDPR Becomes The Law Marketing Week

    On 25 May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force. Assuming the UK votes to remain in Europe, it will replace the UK Data Protection Act and mean that for the first time, Europe will have a harmonised data protection regime that impacts not only companies based in the EU but also those that want to do business there. ...Read the whole story

  • Apple & Facebook Urge Congress to Pass Email Privacy Bill The Washington Post

    Silicon Valley giants including Apple and Facebook have co-written a letter with consumer advocacy groups to Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, encouraging Congress to pass the email privacy bill. The bill will update an out-of-date law and require investigators to get a warrant before accessing the emails of citizens. ...Read the whole story

  • Trump Spokeswoman Sends Campaign Plans to Reporter Instead of Adviser The Blaze

    A campaign spokeswoman for Donald Trump accidentally revealed the campaign's attack plans when sending an email to a reporter today. The email showed that the Trump campaign plans to dredge up the Whitewater real estate scandal in attacks against Hillary Clinton. Hope Hicks intended the email to go to Trump campaign adviser Michael Caputo, but sent it to Politico's Mark Caputo instead. ...Read the whole story

How To Understand And Target Reader Behavior

Online publishers capture amazing amounts of data about their readers. As a student of consumer behavior, I see a great opportunity to use the data in a novel way: try to identify and categorize patterns of ...More