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Cybercultural
4 weeks ago
Web design

What the Internet Was Like in 2004

Web 2.0 began in 2004 with launches of Facebook, Flickr, Gmail, and key technologies like Ajax, revolutionizing web interactions. [ more ]
AdExchanger
4 weeks ago
Marketing tech

Don't Be Distracted By Cookie Drama. Google's Search Changes Are The Real Existential Threat | AdExchanger

Independent web publishers are facing an existential crisis due to major macro changes by online platforms, affecting their content monetization and survival. [ more ]
Futurism
1 month ago
Artificial intelligence

Stack Overflow Bans Users for Protesting Against It Selling Their Answers to OpenAI as Training Data

Stack Overflow users protest data sale to OpenAI by editing or removing posts, facing moderator bans. [ more ]
#content-creation
YogaRenew
1 month ago
Marketing

Going Digital as a Yoga Teacher

Embracing digital platforms is vital for yoga teachers to broaden their reach and share yoga teachings beyond traditional studios. [ more ]
Adweek
1 month ago
Marketing

Visualizing Success: Crafting Personal Brands With Video

Viral Growth focuses on creating engaging content that sticks with viewers and helps businesses grow organically. [ more ]
euronews
2 months ago
Marketing

Laid-off workers turn to content creation for more flexibility

Content creation offers flexibility for those laid off, attracting individuals like Grace Xu.
Online content creation presents revenue opportunities through advertising and brand deals. [ more ]
Forbes
2 months ago
Marketing

Council Post: Five Tactics To Promote Your Book And Thought Leadership Online

Utilize digital marketing for book promotion to reach a wider audience online.
Invest in a dedicated team for online book sales and discoverability. [ more ]
Newsmax
2 months ago
Marketing

Content Creation Holds Appeal for Laid-Off Workers

People are exploring new career paths in content creation due to perceived job market insecurity.
Content creators on platforms like YouTube can earn significant income through brand deals and advertising. [ more ]
The Globe and Mail
2 months ago
Marketing

Content creation holds appeal for laid-off workers seeking flexibility

Thousands are out of work despite the strong US job market.
Content creation is becoming a viable alternative for job security. [ more ]
YogaRenew
1 month ago
Marketing

Going Digital as a Yoga Teacher

Embracing digital platforms is vital for yoga teachers to broaden their reach and share yoga teachings beyond traditional studios. [ more ]
Adweek
1 month ago
Marketing

Visualizing Success: Crafting Personal Brands With Video

Viral Growth focuses on creating engaging content that sticks with viewers and helps businesses grow organically. [ more ]
euronews
2 months ago
Marketing

Laid-off workers turn to content creation for more flexibility

Content creation offers flexibility for those laid off, attracting individuals like Grace Xu.
Online content creation presents revenue opportunities through advertising and brand deals. [ more ]
Forbes
2 months ago
Marketing

Council Post: Five Tactics To Promote Your Book And Thought Leadership Online

Utilize digital marketing for book promotion to reach a wider audience online.
Invest in a dedicated team for online book sales and discoverability. [ more ]
Newsmax
2 months ago
Marketing

Content Creation Holds Appeal for Laid-Off Workers

People are exploring new career paths in content creation due to perceived job market insecurity.
Content creators on platforms like YouTube can earn significant income through brand deals and advertising. [ more ]
The Globe and Mail
2 months ago
Marketing

Content creation holds appeal for laid-off workers seeking flexibility

Thousands are out of work despite the strong US job market.
Content creation is becoming a viable alternative for job security. [ more ]
morecontent-creation
#freelancing
Bankrate
1 month ago
JavaScript

20 Ways To Make Extra Money | Bankrate

A side job can help you grow wealth and pay down outstanding debt.
Make sure to use a legitimate online platform when seeking ways to make extra money.
Take care not to overwork yourself. Evaluate your budget and decide how much you really need to work. [ more ]
Sitepoint
4 months ago
Web design

Become a Freelance Web Developer on Fiverr: Ultimate Guide - SitePoint

Freelancing platforms like Fiverr are a great way to earn extra income while working full-time or being a student.
Freelancing saw a boom during the Covid pandemic as companies hired more freelancers online. [ more ]
Bankrate
1 month ago
JavaScript

20 Ways To Make Extra Money | Bankrate

A side job can help you grow wealth and pay down outstanding debt.
Make sure to use a legitimate online platform when seeking ways to make extra money.
Take care not to overwork yourself. Evaluate your budget and decide how much you really need to work. [ more ]
Sitepoint
4 months ago
Web design

Become a Freelance Web Developer on Fiverr: Ultimate Guide - SitePoint

Freelancing platforms like Fiverr are a great way to earn extra income while working full-time or being a student.
Freelancing saw a boom during the Covid pandemic as companies hired more freelancers online. [ more ]
morefreelancing
#shein
Fast Company
1 month ago
EU data protection

Shein is shining so bright in Europe that regulators want to keep a closer eye on it

Shein has been designated a Very Large Online Platform (VLOP) by the European Union due to its large European user base, requiring compliance with Digital Services Act rules by August. [ more ]
www.dw.com
1 month ago
JavaScript

China's Shein fashion retailer faces stricter EU regulation DW 04/26/2024

Shein, a Chinese-founded fast-fashion company, has been added to the EU's list of very large online platforms, subjecting it to stricter rules for combating illegal content and counterfeit products. [ more ]
Fast Company
1 month ago
EU data protection

Shein is shining so bright in Europe that regulators want to keep a closer eye on it

Shein has been designated a Very Large Online Platform (VLOP) by the European Union due to its large European user base, requiring compliance with Digital Services Act rules by August. [ more ]
www.dw.com
1 month ago
JavaScript

China's Shein fashion retailer faces stricter EU regulation DW 04/26/2024

Shein, a Chinese-founded fast-fashion company, has been added to the EU's list of very large online platforms, subjecting it to stricter rules for combating illegal content and counterfeit products. [ more ]
moreshein
#digital-services-act
The Drum
1 month ago
Marketing

Dr Martens' Temu lawsuit will be no walk in the park

Dr Martens is suing Temu for using its brand names in search-based advertising; impacts brand owners worldwide. [ more ]
www.euractiv.com
2 months ago
EU data protection

EU Commission issues guidelines for addressing digital risks to elections

The European Commission issued guidelines under the Digital Services Act to safeguard election integrity digitally.
The Digital Services Act regulates how online actors handle illegal and harmful content online, affecting major platforms like Instagram and Google. [ more ]
euronews
2 months ago
EU data protection

Brussels asks Big Tech to curb risks to integrity of EU elections

Online platforms asked to mitigate election risks and disinformation
Guidelines set for 'Very Large Online Platforms and Search Engines' under DSA [ more ]
Iapp
3 months ago
EU data protection

European Commission requests information from multiple VLOPs, VLOSEs under DSA

The European Commission issued requests for information on generative AI risks to large online platforms and search engines.
LinkedIn faces scrutiny for targeted advertising while AliExpress is under formal inquiry for DSA violations. [ more ]
euronews
3 months ago
EU data protection

AliExpress probed under DSA, LinkedIn gets request for information

The EU has started formal investigations into AliExpress under the Digital Services Act rules.
Other platforms like Bing, Google Search, Facebook, and TikTok are also under scrutiny for AI-related issues. [ more ]
www.france24.com
3 months ago
Marketing

EU launches probe of TikTok over child protection concerns

EU launches formal investigation into TikTok under DSA over protecting minors online
Concerns include rabbit hole effect, age verification, and data access for researchers. [ more ]
The Drum
1 month ago
Marketing

Dr Martens' Temu lawsuit will be no walk in the park

Dr Martens is suing Temu for using its brand names in search-based advertising; impacts brand owners worldwide. [ more ]
www.euractiv.com
2 months ago
EU data protection

EU Commission issues guidelines for addressing digital risks to elections

The European Commission issued guidelines under the Digital Services Act to safeguard election integrity digitally.
The Digital Services Act regulates how online actors handle illegal and harmful content online, affecting major platforms like Instagram and Google. [ more ]
euronews
2 months ago
EU data protection

Brussels asks Big Tech to curb risks to integrity of EU elections

Online platforms asked to mitigate election risks and disinformation
Guidelines set for 'Very Large Online Platforms and Search Engines' under DSA [ more ]
Iapp
3 months ago
EU data protection

European Commission requests information from multiple VLOPs, VLOSEs under DSA

The European Commission issued requests for information on generative AI risks to large online platforms and search engines.
LinkedIn faces scrutiny for targeted advertising while AliExpress is under formal inquiry for DSA violations. [ more ]
euronews
3 months ago
EU data protection

AliExpress probed under DSA, LinkedIn gets request for information

The EU has started formal investigations into AliExpress under the Digital Services Act rules.
Other platforms like Bing, Google Search, Facebook, and TikTok are also under scrutiny for AI-related issues. [ more ]
www.france24.com
3 months ago
Marketing

EU launches probe of TikTok over child protection concerns

EU launches formal investigation into TikTok under DSA over protecting minors online
Concerns include rabbit hole effect, age verification, and data access for researchers. [ more ]
moredigital-services-act
#data-protection
Theregister
1 month ago
Privacy professionals

EU tells Meta it can't paywall privacy

Large online platforms should not give users a binary choice between paying for service or consenting to personal data use for targeted advertising. [ more ]
AdExchanger
2 months ago
Marketing

Meta's 'Pay Or OK' Is A No-Go; Walmart Joins The Conquestor Club | AdExchanger

Large online platforms like Meta can no longer offer a binary choice between paying for ad-free services or viewing personalized ads. [ more ]
Global IP & Technology Law Blog
1 year ago
Privacy professionals

National Advertising Division's 2022 Annual Report: An Advertising Compliance Roadmap for the Year Ahead

"[N]o legacy is so rich as honesty" 1 might fairly summarize the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)'s theme to the advertising industry for 2023, as gleaned from the National Advertising Division (NAD) 2022 Annual Report."FTC leadership," the NAD Report elaborates, "sent a consistent, strong message that national advertisers should take a hard look at their own advertising" to create marketing from a consumer protection and truth-in-advertising standpoint.
Theregister
1 month ago
Privacy professionals

EU tells Meta it can't paywall privacy

Large online platforms should not give users a binary choice between paying for service or consenting to personal data use for targeted advertising. [ more ]
AdExchanger
2 months ago
Marketing

Meta's 'Pay Or OK' Is A No-Go; Walmart Joins The Conquestor Club | AdExchanger

Large online platforms like Meta can no longer offer a binary choice between paying for ad-free services or viewing personalized ads. [ more ]
Global IP & Technology Law Blog
1 year ago
Privacy professionals

National Advertising Division's 2022 Annual Report: An Advertising Compliance Roadmap for the Year Ahead

"[N]o legacy is so rich as honesty" 1 might fairly summarize the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)'s theme to the advertising industry for 2023, as gleaned from the National Advertising Division (NAD) 2022 Annual Report."FTC leadership," the NAD Report elaborates, "sent a consistent, strong message that national advertisers should take a hard look at their own advertising" to create marketing from a consumer protection and truth-in-advertising standpoint.
moredata-protection
Iapp
2 months ago
EU data protection

EDPB opinion on legality of pay-or-consent models in EU GDPR context

Large online platforms' pay-or-consent models may not comply with GDPR consent requirements. [ more ]
The Globe and Mail
2 months ago
Privacy professionals

Meta, other platforms should give users free option without targeted ads, EU privacy watchdog says

Large online platforms like Meta Platforms should offer users a free, ad-free option without targeted advertising to ensure valid consent under EU privacy rules. [ more ]
#election-security
TechCrunch
2 months ago
EU data protection

EU publishes election security guidance for social media giants and others in scope of DSA | TechCrunch

EU publishes draft election security guidelines for large online platforms regulated under DSA
Platforms must balance protecting democracy with freedom of expression and privacy [ more ]
TechCrunch
4 months ago
Artificial intelligence

EU's draft election security guidelines for tech giants take aim at political deepfakes | TechCrunch

The European Union has launched a consultation on draft election security mitigations aimed at large online platforms.
The guidelines aim to address risks related to generative AI, deepfakes, content moderation, political ads transparency, and media literacy. [ more ]
TechCrunch
2 months ago
EU data protection

EU publishes election security guidance for social media giants and others in scope of DSA | TechCrunch

EU publishes draft election security guidelines for large online platforms regulated under DSA
Platforms must balance protecting democracy with freedom of expression and privacy [ more ]
TechCrunch
4 months ago
Artificial intelligence

EU's draft election security guidelines for tech giants take aim at political deepfakes | TechCrunch

The European Union has launched a consultation on draft election security mitigations aimed at large online platforms.
The guidelines aim to address risks related to generative AI, deepfakes, content moderation, political ads transparency, and media literacy. [ more ]
moreelection-security
Mouse Vs Python
3 months ago
Python

NEW COURSE: Python 101 Video Course on Udemy and TutorialsPoint - Mouse Vs Python

Python 101 video course available on multiple platforms
Quizzes only available on Udemy and TeachMePython [ more ]
kottke.org
3 months ago
Web design

Kottke.org Redesigns With 2024 Vibes

Kottke.org redesigned after a long wait, integrating changes like membership program and comments for members.
The redesign aims to create a solid design platform, embracing potential for smaller sites to offer better social media experiences. [ more ]
ABC News
3 months ago
NYC politics

Struggling to stop illegal cannabis stores, New York governor asks online sites to hide them

Online platforms asked to hide illegal cannabis dispensaries in New York City
Legal dispensaries face challenges amid proliferation of unlicensed shops [ more ]
#social-media
www.nytimes.com
3 months ago
Digital life

Instagram and Facebook Subscriptions Are a New Focus of Child Safety Suit

Social media platforms attracting predators through paid-subscription services
New Mexico attorney general examining Meta's role in enabling harmful activities on Facebook and Instagram [ more ]
The Hill
6 months ago
Marketing

Here's which apps teens spend the most time using

YouTube remains the most popular online platform among US teenagers, followed by TikTok, Snapchat, and Instagram.
Facebook and Twitter have declined in popularity among teens in recent years. [ more ]
The Hill
6 months ago
Marketing

Here's which apps teens spend the most time using

YouTube remains the most popular online platform among US teenagers, followed by TikTok, Snapchat, and Instagram.
Facebook and Twitter have declined in popularity among teens in recent years. [ more ]
Ars Technica
1 year ago
Parenting

US states' social media laws to protect kids create challenges for platforms

Social media platforms are struggling to navigate a patchwork of US state laws that require them to verify users' ages and give parents more control over their children's accounts.States including Utah and Arkansas have already passed child social media laws in recent weeks, and similar proposals have been put forward in other states, such as Louisiana, Texas, and Ohio.
Theregister
1 year ago
Privacy professionals

Toyota's bungling of customer privacy is becoming a pattern

in brief Japanese automaker Toyota has admitted yet again to mishandling customer data - this time saying it exposed information on more than two million Japanese customers for the past decade, thanks to a misconfigured cloud environment.Toyota explained in a Japanese-language statement that it took measures to block external access to the insecure cloud system as soon as it noticed the issue - but the fact it took a decade to catch on isn't exactly reassuring.
Engadget
1 year ago
Privacy professionals

Senators reintroduce COPPA 2.0 bill to tighten child safety online | Engadget

Al Drago/Pool via REUTERS
Yet more senators are trying to resurrect legislation aimed at protecting kids' online privacy.Senators Bill Cassidy and Ed Markey have reintroduced a "COPPA 2.0" (Children and Teens' Online Privacy Protection Act) bill that would expand and revise the 1998 law to deal with the modern internet, particularly social media.
www.nytimes.com
3 months ago
Digital life

Instagram and Facebook Subscriptions Are a New Focus of Child Safety Suit

Social media platforms attracting predators through paid-subscription services
New Mexico attorney general examining Meta's role in enabling harmful activities on Facebook and Instagram [ more ]
The Hill
6 months ago
Marketing

Here's which apps teens spend the most time using

YouTube remains the most popular online platform among US teenagers, followed by TikTok, Snapchat, and Instagram.
Facebook and Twitter have declined in popularity among teens in recent years. [ more ]
The Hill
6 months ago
Marketing

Here's which apps teens spend the most time using

YouTube remains the most popular online platform among US teenagers, followed by TikTok, Snapchat, and Instagram.
Facebook and Twitter have declined in popularity among teens in recent years. [ more ]
Ars Technica
1 year ago
Parenting

US states' social media laws to protect kids create challenges for platforms

Social media platforms are struggling to navigate a patchwork of US state laws that require them to verify users' ages and give parents more control over their children's accounts.States including Utah and Arkansas have already passed child social media laws in recent weeks, and similar proposals have been put forward in other states, such as Louisiana, Texas, and Ohio.
Theregister
1 year ago
Privacy professionals

Toyota's bungling of customer privacy is becoming a pattern

in brief Japanese automaker Toyota has admitted yet again to mishandling customer data - this time saying it exposed information on more than two million Japanese customers for the past decade, thanks to a misconfigured cloud environment.Toyota explained in a Japanese-language statement that it took measures to block external access to the insecure cloud system as soon as it noticed the issue - but the fact it took a decade to catch on isn't exactly reassuring.
Engadget
1 year ago
Privacy professionals

Senators reintroduce COPPA 2.0 bill to tighten child safety online | Engadget

Al Drago/Pool via REUTERS
Yet more senators are trying to resurrect legislation aimed at protecting kids' online privacy.Senators Bill Cassidy and Ed Markey have reintroduced a "COPPA 2.0" (Children and Teens' Online Privacy Protection Act) bill that would expand and revise the 1998 law to deal with the modern internet, particularly social media.
moresocial-media
www.dw.com
3 months ago
Marketing

EU probes TikTok for youth protection, addiction regulations DW 02/21/2024

The EU's Digital Service Act (DSA) has stringent regulations, with TikTok being a key focus of investigations.
TikTok and other online platforms face potential fines up to 5% of daily revenue for violations, with over one billion users active monthly globally. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
3 months ago
Design

Dress to distress: fashion embraces the frayed, torn and deconstructed look

The deconstructed look in fashion is gaining popularity, with an emphasis on unfinished appearances and recycled materials.
Young designers are finding success through online platforms like TikTok, tapping into the demand for authentic, DIY-inspired fashion. [ more ]
#gender-bias
english.elpais.com
4 months ago
Digital life

Images on the internet are even more sexist than texts

Online platforms, including Google Images, exhibit a consistent gender bias in the photos they display for different professions and social categories.
The bias in online images is greater than that seen in surveys and actual U.S. census data, and the effects of gender bias in visual content are more psychologically potent than in text. [ more ]
Acm
4 months ago
Digital life

Online Images Amplify Gender Bias

Gender bias is more prevalent in images than in text on online platforms.
The underrepresentation of women online is worse in images than in other forms of media. [ more ]
english.elpais.com
4 months ago
Digital life

Images on the internet are even more sexist than texts

Online platforms, including Google Images, exhibit a consistent gender bias in the photos they display for different professions and social categories.
The bias in online images is greater than that seen in surveys and actual U.S. census data, and the effects of gender bias in visual content are more psychologically potent than in text. [ more ]
Acm
4 months ago
Digital life

Online Images Amplify Gender Bias

Gender bias is more prevalent in images than in text on online platforms.
The underrepresentation of women online is worse in images than in other forms of media. [ more ]
moregender-bias
www.aljazeera.com
4 months ago
Digital life

OK, Doomer!

Doomscrolling, or the compulsive checking of bad news online without pause, has become a habit during the pandemic.
Online platforms care about people's attention, not what they pay attention to, which can contribute to feelings of anxiety and misery. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
4 months ago
Privacy professionals

Opinion: Gutting key internet law won't truly protect children online

Section 230 of the U.S.C. protects online platforms from being treated as publishers or speakers of user-generated content.
Section 230's protections are limited, as online services can still be held responsible for violating federal criminal laws or creating harmful or illegal content. [ more ]
Flipboard
4 months ago
Remote teams

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www.independent.co.uk
4 months ago
UK news

Labour urges ministers to close glaring loopholes' in knife crime plans

Labour proposes criminal sanctions for online platforms selling illegal knives
Labour calls for tech executives to be held liable for illegal weapons sold on their platforms [ more ]
Engadget
4 months ago
Marketing

Taylor Swift and other Universal Music tracks are disappearing from TikTok

Universal Music Group has started pulling the catalogs of artists it represents, including Taylor Swift and Drake, from TikTok.
UMG's decision will also result in UMG music in TikTok videos being muted, forcing creators to use music from other labels. [ more ]
Forbes
4 months ago
Web design

10 Freelance Websites To Promote Your Side Hustle Idea In 2024

There are online platforms that make it easier for freelancers to find clients and secure work.
Freelancers should consider features, fees, and reputation when choosing a freelance website. [ more ]
Medium
4 months ago
UX design

AI Pin usability nightmare, humanizing crypto, presenting work with confidence

The term 'Enshittification' has evolved as consumers' relationships with online platforms have become more strained.
Economic factors have affected the purchasing power of consumers, with inflation rates fluctuating and the fear of a recession impacting prices. [ more ]
#mental-health-care
eLearning Industry
4 months ago
Public health

The Effectiveness Of Therapy And Counseling On eLearning Platforms

Mental health care in the United States is becoming more normalized and accepted.
Online platforms are making mental health support more accessible, but the effectiveness of remote counseling is still being evaluated. [ more ]
eLearning Industry
4 months ago
Public health

The Effectiveness Of Therapy And Counseling On eLearning Platforms

Mental health care in the United States is becoming more normalized and accepted.
Online platforms are making mental health support more accessible, but the effectiveness of remote counseling is still being evaluated. [ more ]
eLearning Industry
4 months ago
Public health

The Effectiveness Of Therapy And Counseling On eLearning Platforms

Mental health care in the United States is becoming more normalized and accepted.
Online platforms are making mental health support more accessible, but the effectiveness of remote counseling is still being evaluated. [ more ]
eLearning Industry
4 months ago
Public health

The Effectiveness Of Therapy And Counseling On eLearning Platforms

Mental health care in the United States is becoming more normalized and accepted.
Online platforms are making mental health support more accessible, but the effectiveness of remote counseling is still being evaluated. [ more ]
moremental-health-care
eLearning Industry
4 months ago
Mental health

The Effectiveness Of Therapy And Counseling On eLearning Platforms

Mental health care in the United States is becoming more normalized and accepted.
Online platforms are making mental health support more accessible, but the effectiveness of remote counseling is still being evaluated. [ more ]
Iapp
5 months ago
Artificial intelligence

A view from Brussels: European strategy for data takes shape

The European Health Data Space aims to improve accessibility of health data within Europe while ensuring individuals' control over their own data.
The European Commission has designated three large online platforms, including Pornhub, Stripchat, and XVideos, under the Digital Services Act. [ more ]
The Hill
6 months ago
Digital life

Here's which apps teens spend the most time using

YouTube remains the most popular online platform among US teenagers, followed by TikTok, Snapchat, and Instagram.
Facebook and Twitter have declined in popularity among teens in recent years. [ more ]
#online platforms
www.mercurynews.com
6 months ago
Media industry

Editorial: California Legislature must act to support local news

Democracy relies on a strong local news business, but it has been struggling due to online platforms like Google and Facebook.
A bill in California, the Journalism Preservation Act, aims to require tech companies to reimburse news publishers for using their content. [ more ]
time.com
6 months ago
Privacy professionals

We Should Get Paid for Our Online Data

The US government is engaged in antitrust cases against major online platforms like Google and Amazon.
The fight is centered around access to personal information and the value it holds for companies. [ more ]
time.com
6 months ago
Privacy professionals

We Should Get Paid for Our Online Data

The US government is engaged in antitrust cases against major online platforms like Google and Amazon.
The fight is centered around access to personal information and the value it holds for companies. [ more ]
WSJ
6 months ago
Music

Who Needs a Record Label? VC-Like Investments Power New Music Artists

Independent music artists are using online platforms to find financial backers and launch their careers.
These platforms function like venture capital for the music industry. [ more ]
english.elpais.com
7 months ago
Privacy professionals

European lawmakers try to balance protection and privacy with law on explicit images of children

European Union lawmakers adopt amendments to draft law on preventing circulation of sexually explicit content of minors online.
Law would require internet providers to assess risks and take mitigation measures, but exclude end-to-end encrypted material from detection.
Reports of online child sexual abuse have increased globally, prompting the proposal to force online platforms to detect and remove the material. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
6 months ago
Media industry

Editorial: California Legislature must act to support local news

Democracy relies on a strong local news business, but it has been struggling due to online platforms like Google and Facebook.
A bill in California, the Journalism Preservation Act, aims to require tech companies to reimburse news publishers for using their content. [ more ]
time.com
6 months ago
Privacy professionals

We Should Get Paid for Our Online Data

The US government is engaged in antitrust cases against major online platforms like Google and Amazon.
The fight is centered around access to personal information and the value it holds for companies. [ more ]
time.com
6 months ago
Privacy professionals

We Should Get Paid for Our Online Data

The US government is engaged in antitrust cases against major online platforms like Google and Amazon.
The fight is centered around access to personal information and the value it holds for companies. [ more ]
WSJ
6 months ago
Music

Who Needs a Record Label? VC-Like Investments Power New Music Artists

Independent music artists are using online platforms to find financial backers and launch their careers.
These platforms function like venture capital for the music industry. [ more ]
english.elpais.com
7 months ago
Privacy professionals

European lawmakers try to balance protection and privacy with law on explicit images of children

European Union lawmakers adopt amendments to draft law on preventing circulation of sexually explicit content of minors online.
Law would require internet providers to assess risks and take mitigation measures, but exclude end-to-end encrypted material from detection.
Reports of online child sexual abuse have increased globally, prompting the proposal to force online platforms to detect and remove the material. [ more ]
moreonline platforms
#Google Search Partner
AdExchanger
6 months ago
Marketing

Google Search Partners Is Unsafe, But It Can Be Fixed

The Adalytics study reveals that Google Search Partner (GSP) platform lacks controls to prevent ads from appearing on unsuitable sites.
Advertisers may have their ads displayed next to pornography or on websites listed as threats to national security. [ more ]
AdExchanger
6 months ago
Marketing

Google Search Partners Is Unsafe, But It Can Be Fixed

The Adalytics study reveals that Google Search Partner (GSP) platform lacks controls to prevent ads from appearing on unsuitable sites.
Advertisers may have their ads displayed next to pornography or on websites listed as threats to national security. [ more ]
AdExchanger
6 months ago
Marketing

Google Search Partners Is Unsafe, But It Can Be Fixed

The Adalytics study reveals that Google Search Partner (GSP) platform lacks controls to prevent ads from appearing on unsuitable sites.
Advertisers may have their ads displayed next to pornography or on websites listed as threats to national security. [ more ]
AdExchanger
6 months ago
Marketing

Google Search Partners Is Unsafe, But It Can Be Fixed

The Adalytics study reveals that Google Search Partner (GSP) platform lacks controls to prevent ads from appearing on unsuitable sites.
Advertisers may have their ads displayed next to pornography or on websites listed as threats to national security. [ more ]
moreGoogle Search Partner
AdExchanger
6 months ago
Marketing tech

Google Search Partners Is Unsafe, But It Can Be Fixed

The Adalytics study reveals that Google Search Partner (GSP) platform lacks controls to prevent ads from appearing on unsuitable sites.
Advertisers may have their ads displayed next to pornography or on websites listed as threats to national security. [ more ]
time.com
6 months ago
Digital life

We Should Get Paid for Our Online Data

The US government is engaged in antitrust cases against major online platforms like Google and Amazon.
The fight is centered around access to personal information and the value it holds for companies. [ more ]
#tech-companies
www.nytimes.com
1 year ago
World politics

Judge Delays Decision on Hong Kong's Request to Ban Protest Song Online

A judge in Hong Kong on Monday postponed deciding on a petition to ban the online distribution of a popular pro-democracy protest song in a case that could further challenge how technology companies operate in the Chinese territory.After asking the government to be more specific about the breadth of its request, the judge set another hearing for July 21.
Los Angeles Times
1 year ago
California

Meta threatens to pull news from Facebook, Instagram if California bill passes

(Eric Risberg / Associated Press)

Californians may no longer be able to read daily news from their Facebook and Instagram feeds if the state Legislature passes a bill forcing tech platforms to pay publishers.That's the threat parent-company Meta issued on Wednesday via Twitter."If the Journalism Preservation Act passes, we will be forced to remove news from Facebook and Instagram rather than pay into a slush fund that primarily benefits big, out-of-state media companies under the guise of aiding California publishers," tweeted Meta spokesman Andy Stone.
Ars Technica
1 year ago
Tech industry

EU seeks input on making tech companies pay for ISPs' network upgrades

The European Union government is seeking public input on a controversial proposal to make online platforms pay for telecom companies' broadband network upgrades and expansions.If it goes forward, tech companies like Google and Netflix and possibly many others could have to make payments toward the financing of broadband network deployment.
www.nytimes.com
1 year ago
World politics

Judge Delays Decision on Hong Kong's Request to Ban Protest Song Online

A judge in Hong Kong on Monday postponed deciding on a petition to ban the online distribution of a popular pro-democracy protest song in a case that could further challenge how technology companies operate in the Chinese territory.After asking the government to be more specific about the breadth of its request, the judge set another hearing for July 21.
Los Angeles Times
1 year ago
California

Meta threatens to pull news from Facebook, Instagram if California bill passes

(Eric Risberg / Associated Press)

Californians may no longer be able to read daily news from their Facebook and Instagram feeds if the state Legislature passes a bill forcing tech platforms to pay publishers.That's the threat parent-company Meta issued on Wednesday via Twitter."If the Journalism Preservation Act passes, we will be forced to remove news from Facebook and Instagram rather than pay into a slush fund that primarily benefits big, out-of-state media companies under the guise of aiding California publishers," tweeted Meta spokesman Andy Stone.
Ars Technica
1 year ago
Tech industry

EU seeks input on making tech companies pay for ISPs' network upgrades

The European Union government is seeking public input on a controversial proposal to make online platforms pay for telecom companies' broadband network upgrades and expansions.If it goes forward, tech companies like Google and Netflix and possibly many others could have to make payments toward the financing of broadband network deployment.
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#years
www.nytimes.com
1 year ago
New York City

Airbnb Sues New York City Over Limits on Short-Term Rentals

A yearslong conflict between Airbnb and New York City escalated on Thursday after the home-sharing platform sued the city to undo stringent new restrictions that limit short-term rentals.A new law, passed by the city in 2021, sought to prevent illegal short-term rentals by requiring hosts to register with the city.
www.independent.co.uk
1 year ago
UK news

A-level students still learning about floppy disks but not AI, Parliament told

A-level computer science students are still learning about floppy disks, but not artificial intelligence (AI), Parliament was told.Labour peer Lord Knight of Weymouth, chief education adviser at TES Global Ltd, a digital education company, told peers he met an A-level student at the weekend who revealed this.
Medium
1 year ago
Graphic design

Fonts can die. Are we doing enough to save them?

Have you ever heard of a font called Arabesque?Well, you can't download it online, if that's what you're wondering.It's estimated to be around 171 years old and can be found in an 1858 type catalogue.As the name suggests, Arabesque is highly decorative in appearance, featuring wavy, leaf-like strokes that appear to have been created with an ink brush.
Digiday
1 year ago
Marketing

As marketers' use of QR codes grows, so does the potential for technical issues

During this year's Super Bowl, Limit Break's ad in the first quarter featured a QR code that was supposed to lead to a link for a free NFT.Unfortunately for the blockchain gaming company, during the ad and afterward, the QR code didn't work for many of those who attempted to use it.(The code directed people back to Limit Break's Twitter profile rather than the NFT.)
Exchangewire
1 year ago
Marketing tech

Apple to Take Ads to Apple TV+?; European Commission Staff Banned from Using TikTok

In today's ExchangeWire news digest: Apple may be working on an ad-supported tier for its Apple TV+ service; the European Commission bans TikTok use amongst staff over privacy concerns; and Amazon expands its ultra-fast delivery service.Ads may be coming to Apple TV+
Apple could be working on bringing an ad-supported tier to its Apple TV+ streaming service.
Boston.com
1 year ago
Boston

With knitting and crochet on the rise, Greater Boston yarn sellers open the door to a world of color

Business "It used to be kind of old-fashioned sweaters, and people ... learned to knit from grandma, or their mother.Now it's a new ballgame."Annie Webber can usually track the popularity of knitting and crochet by the number of college kids and young adults who pay a visit to her shop, Mind's Eye Yarns in Cambridge.
www.nytimes.com
1 year ago
New York City

Airbnb Sues New York City Over Limits on Short-Term Rentals

A yearslong conflict between Airbnb and New York City escalated on Thursday after the home-sharing platform sued the city to undo stringent new restrictions that limit short-term rentals.A new law, passed by the city in 2021, sought to prevent illegal short-term rentals by requiring hosts to register with the city.
www.independent.co.uk
1 year ago
UK news

A-level students still learning about floppy disks but not AI, Parliament told

A-level computer science students are still learning about floppy disks, but not artificial intelligence (AI), Parliament was told.Labour peer Lord Knight of Weymouth, chief education adviser at TES Global Ltd, a digital education company, told peers he met an A-level student at the weekend who revealed this.
Medium
1 year ago
Graphic design

Fonts can die. Are we doing enough to save them?

Have you ever heard of a font called Arabesque?Well, you can't download it online, if that's what you're wondering.It's estimated to be around 171 years old and can be found in an 1858 type catalogue.As the name suggests, Arabesque is highly decorative in appearance, featuring wavy, leaf-like strokes that appear to have been created with an ink brush.
Digiday
1 year ago
Marketing

As marketers' use of QR codes grows, so does the potential for technical issues

During this year's Super Bowl, Limit Break's ad in the first quarter featured a QR code that was supposed to lead to a link for a free NFT.Unfortunately for the blockchain gaming company, during the ad and afterward, the QR code didn't work for many of those who attempted to use it.(The code directed people back to Limit Break's Twitter profile rather than the NFT.)
Exchangewire
1 year ago
Marketing tech

Apple to Take Ads to Apple TV+?; European Commission Staff Banned from Using TikTok

In today's ExchangeWire news digest: Apple may be working on an ad-supported tier for its Apple TV+ service; the European Commission bans TikTok use amongst staff over privacy concerns; and Amazon expands its ultra-fast delivery service.Ads may be coming to Apple TV+
Apple could be working on bringing an ad-supported tier to its Apple TV+ streaming service.
Boston.com
1 year ago
Boston

With knitting and crochet on the rise, Greater Boston yarn sellers open the door to a world of color

Business "It used to be kind of old-fashioned sweaters, and people ... learned to knit from grandma, or their mother.Now it's a new ballgame."Annie Webber can usually track the popularity of knitting and crochet by the number of college kids and young adults who pay a visit to her shop, Mind's Eye Yarns in Cambridge.
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www.housingwire.com
1 year ago
Real estate

Borrowers could save $100 a month or more by shopping around for mortgages: CFPB

Borrowers seeking mortgage financing to purchase a home could find themselves saving $100 a month or more by shopping around, and locating cheaper lenders with which to do business.This is according to a new blog post published this week by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).By analyzing Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) data from 2021, the CFPB determined that mortgage rates paid by consumers vary across a wide variety of lenders, including for mortgages backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and jumbo loans through price dispersion.
#people
Digiday
1 year ago
Marketing

Pepsi's summer campaign taps Bad Bunny and QR codes - and the first-party data that comes with them

PepsiCo is partnering with Bad Bunny to achieve the ultimate summer vibes, with QR codes and, ultimately, first-party data as key parts of the beverage brand's summer campaign.From Memorial Day through Labor Day, limited-edition Pepsi bottles will include QR codes that give consumers access to Apple Music for the summer season, along with prizes such as travel to Apple Music Live events, Beats By Dre headphones and Pepsi branded merchandise.
Theregister
1 year ago
Privacy professionals

Meta kills over 1,000 ChatGPT-related malicious spoofs

Meta says it has shut down over 1,000 links related to ChatGPT that lead its users to malware, as criminals seek to profit from the current craze for generative AI.ChatGPT has quickly bagged more than 100 million users, encouraging many organizations to explore how generative AI might help them increase productivity and profit.
Acm
1 year ago
Digital life

TikTok Reveals Russian Disinformation Network Targeting European Users

TikTok Inc. identified a Russian disinformation network spreading war propaganda about Ukraine to more than a hundred thousand European users over the summer, the company disclosed on Thursday.The network operated in Russia, but targeted mostly people in Germany, Italy and the UK in their respective languages.
Digiday
1 year ago
Marketing

Pepsi's summer campaign taps Bad Bunny and QR codes - and the first-party data that comes with them

PepsiCo is partnering with Bad Bunny to achieve the ultimate summer vibes, with QR codes and, ultimately, first-party data as key parts of the beverage brand's summer campaign.From Memorial Day through Labor Day, limited-edition Pepsi bottles will include QR codes that give consumers access to Apple Music for the summer season, along with prizes such as travel to Apple Music Live events, Beats By Dre headphones and Pepsi branded merchandise.
Theregister
1 year ago
Privacy professionals

Meta kills over 1,000 ChatGPT-related malicious spoofs

Meta says it has shut down over 1,000 links related to ChatGPT that lead its users to malware, as criminals seek to profit from the current craze for generative AI.ChatGPT has quickly bagged more than 100 million users, encouraging many organizations to explore how generative AI might help them increase productivity and profit.
Acm
1 year ago
Digital life

TikTok Reveals Russian Disinformation Network Targeting European Users

TikTok Inc. identified a Russian disinformation network spreading war propaganda about Ukraine to more than a hundred thousand European users over the summer, the company disclosed on Thursday.The network operated in Russia, but targeted mostly people in Germany, Italy and the UK in their respective languages.
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#investigation
Electronic Frontier Foundation
1 year ago
Privacy professionals

The STOP CSAM Act: Improved But Still Problematic

Last month, we expressed concerns about how the STOP CSAM Act threatens encrypted communications and free speech online.New amendments to the bill have some improvements, but our concerns remain.The STOP CSAM Act Should Not Use the EARN IT Act as a Template for How to Protect Encryption
The amendments to the STOP CSAM Act make the bill similar to the EARN IT Act, which is to say, still highly dangerous for encryption .
www.independent.co.uk
1 year ago
UK news

Expert diver made a scapegoat' in Nicola Bulley case, claims ex-cop

Close Police handling of Nicola Bulley case to be under full independent review Get the free Morning Headlines email for news from our reporters across the world Sign up to our free Morning Headlines email Diving expert Peter Faulding has been made a scapegoat over the investigation of the death of Nicola Bulley, whose body was found in the River Wyre three weeks after she went missing.
Electronic Frontier Foundation
1 year ago
Privacy professionals

The STOP CSAM Act: Improved But Still Problematic

Last month, we expressed concerns about how the STOP CSAM Act threatens encrypted communications and free speech online.New amendments to the bill have some improvements, but our concerns remain.The STOP CSAM Act Should Not Use the EARN IT Act as a Template for How to Protect Encryption
The amendments to the STOP CSAM Act make the bill similar to the EARN IT Act, which is to say, still highly dangerous for encryption .
www.independent.co.uk
1 year ago
UK news

Expert diver made a scapegoat' in Nicola Bulley case, claims ex-cop

Close Police handling of Nicola Bulley case to be under full independent review Get the free Morning Headlines email for news from our reporters across the world Sign up to our free Morning Headlines email Diving expert Peter Faulding has been made a scapegoat over the investigation of the death of Nicola Bulley, whose body was found in the River Wyre three weeks after she went missing.
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#back
The Conversation
1 year ago
Media industry

The Online News Act could give Google and Meta too much influence over Canadian news organizations

Bill C-18, the Online News Act, could give Google and Meta greater influence over Canadian news media in the form of new agreements between online platforms and news organizations.The act would require digital platforms that make news outlets' content available in Canada to negotiate with those outlets to provide compensation for their news content.
Creative Bloq
1 year ago
Graphic design

Retailers are using sneaky web design to catch you out

(Image credit: Merchant Machine)
Online shopping offers massive benefits in terms of choice and efficiency, but we can't deny that there are downsides that the savvy consumer needs to navigate.We've all come across misleading language, hidden costs or confusing subscription offers, and these are just a few examples of the 'dark patterns' that retailers sneak into their user experience (UX) design.
The Conversation
1 year ago
Media industry

The Online News Act could give Google and Meta too much influence over Canadian news organizations

Bill C-18, the Online News Act, could give Google and Meta greater influence over Canadian news media in the form of new agreements between online platforms and news organizations.The act would require digital platforms that make news outlets' content available in Canada to negotiate with those outlets to provide compensation for their news content.
Creative Bloq
1 year ago
Graphic design

Retailers are using sneaky web design to catch you out

(Image credit: Merchant Machine)
Online shopping offers massive benefits in terms of choice and efficiency, but we can't deny that there are downsides that the savvy consumer needs to navigate.We've all come across misleading language, hidden costs or confusing subscription offers, and these are just a few examples of the 'dark patterns' that retailers sneak into their user experience (UX) design.
moreback
Exchangewire
1 year ago
Marketing tech

Supreme Court Case Threatens to Overhaul Online Advertising; TikTok to Build Two New Data Centres in Europe

In today's ExchangeWire news digest: Supreme Court case Gonzalez v. Google could reshape the online advertising industry; TikTok commits to building new data centres in Europe to dodge security concerns; and gaming giant Tencent retreats from metaverse development.Gonzalez v. Google poised to reshape online advertising
From today (21st February 2023), the US Supreme Court will hear a case that could reshape the online advertising landscape.
SecurityWeek
1 year ago
Privacy professionals

Cerebral Informing 3.1 Million Individuals of Inadvertent Data Exposure

Emotional health care provider Cerebral is informing over 3.1 million individuals that their protected health information (PHI) might have been inadvertently exposed via third-party tracking technologies on its platforms.Cerebral has been using tracking technologies - such as those provided by Facebook, Google, TikTok, and others - since 2019, but disabled, reconfigured, or removed them after learning that some of the data shared with the third-parties also included PHI.
The-brandidentity
1 year ago
UX design

The Brand Identity

Living in digital times means we're often faced with evolving malicious scenarios that try to trick us, catch us out, or locate the vulnerabilities in our online platforms.After all, we're only trying to live our online lives to the fullest.By contrast, the online security market can feel like an intimidating space, conjuring images of jargon-filled and tech-heavy software.
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