Google accused of using GDPR to impose unfair terms on publishers

A group of European and international publishers have accused Google of using an incoming update to the European Union’s data protection framework to try to push “draconian” new...

Hustle rallies $30M for grassroots texting tool Republicans can’t use

Hustle 20X’d its annual revenue run rate in 15 months by denying clients that contradict its political views. It’s a curious, controversial, yet successful strategy for the startup whose...

Cambridge Analytica has been shut out of Twitter’s ad platform too

It has emerged that Cambridge Analytica, the political consultancy firm at the center of a data misuse storm involving Facebook user data, has also been banned from advertising...

Twitter also sold data access to Cambridge Analytica researcher

Since it was revealed that Cambridge Analytica improperly accessed the personal data of millions of Facebook users, one question has lingered in the minds of the public: What other...

Facebook’s dark ads problem is systemic

Facebook’s admission to the UK parliament this week that it had unearthed unquantified thousands of dark fake ads after investigating fakes bearing the face and name of well-known consumer...

What we learned from Facebook’s latest data misuse grilling

Facebook’s CTO Mike Schroepfer has just undergone almost five hours of often forensic and frequently awkward questions from members of a UK parliament committee that’s investigating online disinformation, and whose...

Adtech company BuySellAds acquires Digg

It looks like Digg has found a new home: digital advertising company BuySellAds. While neither company has put out an official announcement, BuySellAds CEO Todd Garland confirmed the acquisition to...

Oracle acquires Grapeshot, a marketing tech startup that helps ensure ‘brand safety’

In the era of fake news and controversies over how brands’ advertising — via programmatic platforms — unwittingly ends up alongside content with which they’d rather not be associated, Oracle...

Facebook’s new authorization process for political ads goes live in the US

Earlier this month — and before Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress — the company announced a series of changes to how it would handle political advertisements running on its...

Facebook hit with defamation lawsuit over fake ads

In an interesting twist, Facebook is being sued in the UK for defamation by consumer advice personality, Martin Lewis, who says his face and name have been repeatedly used on...

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Not all IT incidents are created equal: How to manage IT...

IT requests range in severity and priority, but sometimes support incidents must be escalated for the sake of the user and the company. Source...