After Parliamentary Testimony, Is Facebook Or The Ad Industry Capable of Self-Regulation?

Facebook’s CTO, Mike Schroepfer, faced five hours of intense and technically savvy grilling by members of a parliamentary committee on Thursday. The takeaway: UK regulators don’t trust Facebook. To put it more pointedly in the words of British conservative MP Julian Knight: Facebook is a “morality-free zone” with no respect for consumer privacy or theContinue reading »

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Twitter Vet Will Carty, The NAI’s New Public Policy Veep, Is No Fan Of Regulation

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Responsible data collection is possible – and it’s good for businesses and consumers alike, says Will Carty, the Network Advertising Initiative’s newly appointed VP of public policy. “The benefit to businesses is not in conflict with the benefit to consumers – in fact, they’re actually completely aligned,” said Carty, who joined the industry group after five yearsContinue reading »

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Fake Russian Ads Could Have Very Real Implications For Facebook

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The latest fire at Facebook has been lit by Russia, which allegedly bought ads to destabilize the US, and the fallout might force Facebook to change the way it does business. “If Facebook really wants to respond to the public outcry, it’s going to have to leave money on the table,” said David Carroll, aContinue reading »

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