Is Uber’s New Ad Fraud Lawsuit Futile Or Game Changing?

Uber is suing five ad networks for squandering tens of millions of dollars on low-quality or fraudulent ads – and it’s naming names. The suit, filed in early June in a San Francisco court, calls out Hydrane SAS, BidMotion, Taptica, YouAppi and AdAction Interactive for purchasing “nonexistent, nonviewable or fraudulent advertising.” Users who did see theContinue reading »

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Meet the US Academic Who Just Got Cambridge Analytica To Plead Guilty To A Crime

An American associate professor of media design is perhaps not the first person who comes to mind as the driving force behind an effort to test the limits of European data protection law, but there you go. David Carroll, who teaches at the New School’s Parsons School of Design in New York City, is partwayContinue reading »

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Weather Channel Location Data Lawsuit Signals Stormy Times Ahead

California is gearing up to be a privacy battleground in 2019. On Thursday, the city attorney for Los Angeles filed a lawsuit accusing The Weather Channel app and its parent company IBM, of duping users into providing permission to collect geolocation data without explaining exactly how that data would be used, aka, not just forContinue reading »

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Facebook Boosts Its Ad Quality Efforts, But Can It Retain Advertiser Trust?

Facebook has been going full tilt since March to convince advertisers and consumers alike that it’s a safe platform on which to spend money and time. On Wednesday, for example, Facebook said it’s further reducing the distribution of low-quality, spammy ads within its auction. Advertisers with multiple low-quality ads – those that contain sensational language, forContinue reading »

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