Browsers Still Vulnerable To Ad Fraud And Data Theft; AVOD Skates Around Verification

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Browser Bowsers Browsers remain vulnerable to ad fraud and data breaches. The Washington Post reports that some browser extensions piggyback on basic web tools like comparison shopping, hotel price-scraping and password storage to pass data on browsing histories and online shopping. The worstContinue reading »

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Amazon Faces EU Data Inquiry; Apple Will Fund Podcasts

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. The Ecom Advantage The EU’s top antitrust regulator, Margrethe Vestager, opened an investigation into whether Amazon unfairly collects or uses data to promote its own products at the expense of other retailers or manufacturers. “Ecommerce has boosted retail competition and brought more choiceContinue reading »

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FTC Fines Facebook $5B; LinkedIn Expands Ad Features

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Facebook Is Fine Looks like Facebook was prescient in setting aside billions in anticipation of a $3 billion to $5 billion FTC fine. The FTC reportedly approved a $5 billion fine against the social networking giant on Friday. If the fine is approved byContinue reading »

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GDPR Threatens RTB; MDC Launches Agency Network

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Illegitimate Interest? European regulators are circling real-time bidding companies, claiming the online ad framework violates GDPR by passing sensitive information through bid requests without explicit consent. Regulators in the United Kingdom and Ireland are investigating RTB, and Belgium, The Netherlands, Spain and Poland haveContinue reading »

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WPP Shuns Accenture-Led Pitches; Publicis Closes Epsilon Acquisition

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Audit This  WPP has had enough of Accenture playing agency and media auditor at the same time. So, starting in 2020, it will no longer participate in pitches run by the consulting firm. WPP is concerned that Accenture can use the media and servicesContinue reading »

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Google’s Ads Data Hub Works For Agencies – But It’s Both A Blessing And A Curse

At the Cannes Lions festival, media agencies made it clear that they’re embracing Ads Data Hub (ADH) ­­– Google’s answer to privacy-safe attribution – despite the implications for independent measurement. ADH supplies a clean room environment in which agencies can continue to use their own modeling capabilities and data science within Google’s walled garden. BecauseContinue reading »

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NBC Grapples With Connected TV Targeting Error; Google’s News Revenue

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Paying For Mistakes NBC has notified some brands and agencies that an error led to the wrong advertisers’ videos running on some mobile and connected TV inventory in AdSmart, the broadcaster’s private marketplace product, between March 2018 and March 2019, Digiday reports. Unfortunately itContinue reading »

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Google’s DV360 Starts Selling Linear TV Inventory For The First Time

Google is selling linear television inventory with Display & Video 360, its demand-side platform (DSP), via a beta partnership with the TV industry ad tech company WideOrbit. “The feedback we’ve most consistently heard from clients is how challenging it’s become to reach their audiences,” said Eve Goldman, Google’s director of global YouTube and video solutions.Continue reading »

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Should Google Be Broken Up? And Four Other Burning Questions As The DOJ Begins Its Antitrust Investigation

The US Department of Justice is reportedly preparing an antitrust investigation into Google. But that doesn’t mean Google is headed for a breakup and, at least for now, there are way more questions than answers. Which parts of Google’s sprawling business will the DOJ look into? Will it delve beyond Google’s search practices, which haveContinue reading »

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