Crypto brands can help to shape people's opinions about a legal framework for digital currencies by recognizing different audiences.
Princeton University has cut short a privacy study that involved sending potentially misleading emails to a host of website operators, including nonprofits and small bloggers.
Is pervasive social media the same as broadcasting? And if it is, can it not be regulated in much the same way?
Many consider it physically addictive and felt like they were going through withdrawal during last week's outage.
"There were conflicts of interest between what was good for the public and what was good for Facebook, and Facebook over and over again chose to optimize for its own interests, like making more
money," former Facebook product manager Frances Haugen told "60 Minutes."
"We're on the verge of having platforms and companies so powerful and so influential in the political process that they're ungovernable," Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Romer told Bloomberg. He
expects Congress to pass legislation to rein in big tech companies.
Two out of three marketers surveyed boosted mobile marketing budgets over the past year, due at least partly to the acceleration of ecommerce.
The ad industry continues to roll out new protocols around online data and consumer privacy. LoopMe surveyed consumers to find out if they're really aware of the changes, and what they thought.
Google continues to mislead parents by representing that apps on the Play Store intended for young children under the age of 13 comply with a federal law regarding children's privacy, advocates say in
a new FTC complaint.
NYU report also recommends amending, rather than repealing, Section 230.
FTC economist Devesh Raval shows how fake online reviews can account for about half the higher average ratings for low-quality businesses on Google, compared with Yelp. He also analyzes ratings on
Amazon, HomeAdvisor, and Facebook.
While the vast majority of advertisers have policies "requiring" or "requesting" media to use pre-approved measurements as the basis of their ad buys, many turn a blind eye when dealing with big
digital media suppliers, especially Google and Facebook. While that's not necessarily a shocking finding, the research being released today by Advertiser Perceptions comes at a time when regulatory
scrutiny is piquing for big digital media platforms, including some antitrust reviews for at least one of them: Google.
The vast majority of Americans appear to be uneasy about data collection by online platforms, according to a new study by Consumer Reports.
Engagement is down in countries where likes are hidden as well as visible. Has #ad woken up the public to influencers' intent?
The enactment of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) at the beginning of the year has led to worries about proper compliance.
"The Telegraph" is reporting that Facebook-related crime rose 19% last year. That's according to a think tank, Parliament Street, which used a freedom of information request to research how many
crimes linked to the social media service were recorded. They include sexual harassment, indecent images of children, hate speech and malicious communication.
Ad industry execs overwhelmingly feel their professional esteem has improved recently, but give decidedly mixed grades to the industry's practices, especially with regard to ethics, regulatory issues,
ad clutter, and consumer respect. Even so, the industry is generally split on its overall impact on society.
Those laws could be the benchmark for even tougher federal privacy legislation, researchers say.
Email address, gender and date of birth were also exposed, according to vpnMentor.
If they can prove they stick to GDPR, they will be fine. If not, there could be massive fines in the post.
Companies feel their data practices are not mature, Osterman Research reports, and senior management is uninformed about the law's provisions at most firms.
The U.S. leads in full compliance with the law, with 35% of firms saying they are there, Capgemini Research Institute reports.
Over half of those surveyed say GDPR was more difficult to implement than they expected, the Ponemon Institute finds.
Forget the headline figures -- these are the two big questions found in IAB Europe's research.
Marketing teams spend about 32% of their time managing data quality, and more than one-fourth of campaigns were hurt by poor data quality in the last year, on average, the report found.
More than a fifth of consumers are unwilling to disclose their citizenship status to brands, the Advertising Research Foundation reports.
Three in four of us want more action taken against the likes of BA and Marriott. This whole GDPR thing is just getting started.
The "market study" of digital online ad practices is focused on Facebook, Google and other platforms that collect data and use advertising to subsidize revenue and was launched by the UK's Competition
And Markets Authority.
Research from the London School of Economics calls on the Government to consider allowing children to wipe clean their social media profiles when they reach 18, "The Telegraph" reports. The research
shows youngsters trust the tech giants, but there is a popular call for them to be allowed to begin their social media lives afresh once they leave school or college.
Facebook and Google reportedly stopped the FEC's efforts to regulate digital political ads during the 2016 presidential election, refusing to change ad size to include the paid-for disclaimer.