President Barack Obama appeared at South by Southwest Interactive in Austin today and weighed in on the issues that are central to the ongoing fight between Apple and the FBI. The feds want the consumer brand to create a backdoor on its phones for the sake of investigations.
An extensive report about attitudes toward innovation suggests that global brands should think twice about taking consumers' privacy for granted—even in a big-data era in which consumers seemingly are giving up more personal information than ever.
To many, Mad Men is a show about advertising, but to those in the advertising business, we know it is really a period piece drama set in an agency. We know that it bears only a passing resemblance to what marketing is like in 2015.
Facebook has released a new, detailed outline of its Community Standards, explaining what the tech giant means when it says things like "no nudity" or "no hate speech." Facebook has enforced these standards a variety of ways over the years, but the social network says it mostly relies on its more th
Ask.com was well aware of the controversy surrounding anonymous app Ask.fm before purchasing it last month, according to its CEO Doug Leeds. Here, the exec, who now also oversees Ask.fm, talks about what the company is doing to make the app a safe environment for users and the app's plans for advertising.
Branding data is tough—and not just because many eyes glaze over when you start to talk about it. But in today’s media marketplace, it wouldn’t be wrong to think of the data world as a spreadsheety version of a gold rush, with everybody scurrying to stake their claim.
If you use Facebook and found yourself momentarily feeling either better or worse in early 2012, an algorithm may have caused your shift in mood. And that's what has some social media users upset today.
Advertising is under attack in Washington on a number of fronts. It’s accused of making kids fat, taking away our privacy, even making it easier for the government to spy on us.
Echoing sentiments expressed by Julian Assange at South by Southwest Interactive two days ago, exiled American whistle-blo
A group of privacy organizations are calling for the Federal Trade Commission to investigate and halt Facebook's $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp.