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Topic: Privacy

Fears About Innovation Will Impact 87% of Global Consumers' Purchase Decisions

Privacy is on shoppers' minds

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…

Mad Men Is About People Working in an Office. Black Mirror Is About Advertising

Here's why the British show should be required viewing

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…

5 Things You Need to Know About Facebook's Updated Community Guidelines

No nipples, hate speech, bullying or harassment

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…

Anonymous Apps Try to Curb Bad Behavior

Ask.fm is investing millions to ensure a safe user experience

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,…

How Do You Brand Big Data?

Brokers need to distinguish themselves in a crowded market

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…

Sneaky Facebook Study on Users' Emotions Draws Ire

Research 'may not have justified all of this anxiety,' study lead admits

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…

The Most Threatening Thing to the Advertising World

Lawmakers hold the keys to reform

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…

Edward Snowden: Tech Giants Are Irresponsible With Consumer Data

Exiled American whistle-blower on SXSW panel

Echoing sentiments expressed by Julian Assange at South by Southwest Interactive two days ago, exiled American whistle-blower Edward Snowden and fellow panelists today suggested that tech giants such as Google…

Privacy Groups Ask FTC to Halt Facebook's Acquisition of WhatsApp

Social giant's practices said to violate WhatsApp privacy policy

A group of privacy organizations are calling for the Federal Trade Commission to investigate and halt Facebook's $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp. In a complaint filed Thursday, the Electronic Privacy Information…

Franken Unsatisfied With Ford's Data Collection Practices

Says customer consent shouldn't be buried in fine print

As far as Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) is concerned, Ford's in-car data collection practices don't measure up. Franken reached out to Ford last month, asking the carmaker to explain what data…

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