Friday, May 27, 2016

Around The Net

  • eBay Co-Founder Backing Gawker Against Hulk Hogan New York Post

    eBay co-founder Pierre Omidyar is rallying support for Gawker in its appeal of the $140 million judgment awarded to Hulk Hogan for invasion of privacy. Hogan's lawsuit was funded by billionaire and PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel. Omidyar's First Look Media is reaching out to other media organizations to file friend-of-the-court briefs in support of Gawker. ...Read the whole story

  • FBI Raids Security Researcher's Home Daily Dot

    The FBI raided the home of dental computer technician and software security researcher Justin Shafer, who discovered private patient data in a publicly available File Transfer Protocol server. The server was operated by the team behind Eaglesoft, a dental practice management software. Shafer is now facing the possibility of prosecution under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act for allegedly accessing material that that was publicly available online. ...Read the whole story

  • 87% of American Workers Check Work Email After Hours Vogue

    According to Adobe, 87 percent of American workers check work email outside of work hours, and 50 percent check email on vacation. With studies showing that checking work email after hours can increase stress levels, France recently banned work after hours. Vogue has responded to the new legislation by encouraging workers to take the French approach. ...Read the whole story

  • Will Facebook Weigh In On Thiel's Legal Scheming? Re/code

    Publishers are waiting for Facebook to weigh in on investor Peter Thiel’s shady involvement in Gawker’s legal troubles. As Recode writes: “What does Facebook, which has been trying mightily to court the media industry … think about Thiel’s actions, especially given he is a prominent director of the company?” Well? So far, the social giant is staying quiet on the matter. ...Read the whole story

  • Google Now Controls 12% Of All Global Media Spend Adweek

    Alphabet—Google's holding company—is the world's largest media owner in the world, according to a report from Zenith Media. Alphabet controls 12% of all global media spend, which comes mostly from Google and YouTube's ad sales. The company gets $60 billion in U.S. ad spend—a figure 166% larger than No. 2 ranking The Walt Disney Company. By contrast, Google's ad revenue was 136% larger than Walt Disney last year. Alphabet's overall ad revenue is up 17% year-over-year. Comcast, Twentieth Century Fox and Facebook comprised  the top five media owners in Zenith's "Top Thirty Global Media Owners" report. Google, Facebook, Baidu, Yahoo ... ...Read the whole story

  • Clinton Defends Use of Private Email Server The Wall Street Journal

    Hillary Clinton has defended her use of a private email server for official business while serving as Secretary of State. Clinton claims that it was permitted at the time, but was a mistake in judgment. Earlier this week, the State Department's internal review found the act a breach of record keeping processes. ...Read the whole story

How Ad Blocking, Invalid Traffic And Viewability Impact Campaign Delivery

ComScore's Advertising Benchmarks series infographic found that U.S. males 18 to 24 are 100% more likely to block desktop ads, vs. 42% of women in the same age group. ...More