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Google forced to drop pre-loaded apps on Android

Google has announced that smartphone manufacturers will no longer have free access to its popular apps on Android, such as Chrome and Google Search, following an antitrust fine earlier this year.

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19/10/2018  |  Full story...  |  More about: Android Digital Intelligence digital marketing Google mobile marketing Regulation Search

Privacy trends: People 'less likely to protect their phones than computers'

Identity thefts, celebrity photo leaks, and other data breaches happen because of disproportionate trust in smartphone security, according to new research.

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10/10/2018  |  Full story...  |  More about: Digital Intelligence digital marketing digital trends Privacy Regulation

Google dodges fine: UK court blocks iPhone data breach citing ‘lack of damages’

The UK's High Court has blocked a court case against Google, which claimed the tech giant had collected sensitive information from over 4 million iPhone users using a loophole.

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09/10/2018  |  Full story...  |  More about: Digital Intelligence digital marketing Google Privacy Regulation UK

Brexit to impact UK and European app services

Brexit is likely to disrupt the UK and Europe applications development and maintenance (ADM) services markets in the coming months, according to new research.

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09/10/2018  |  Full story...  |  More about: apps Digital Intelligence digital marketing Europe mobile marketing Regulation UK

Brexit “material threat to London’s role as digital creative hub”: Tom Brake MP in interview warns of instant brain drain

As an MP, Tom Brake (LibDems) has been on the frontline of fighting Brexit because of the damage it would inflict on UK jobs, communities and prosperity. The big debates on lost manufacturing and finance sector jobs have hidden the equally damaging impact on UK media, tech and creative services firms. In this exclusive interview for Netimperative, he talks candidly – and the news isn’t good.

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05/10/2018  |  Full story...  |  More about: Digital Intelligence digital marketing government marketing Regulation UK

Creative protection or 'link tax'? EU votes for controversial internet copyright law

The European Union Parliament voted has overwhelmingly to approve a copyright reform that have been criticised for being harmful to an open internet.

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13/09/2018  |  Full story...  |  More about: copyright Digital Intelligence digital marketing Europe government Regulation social media and social networking viral marketing

GDPR: Data breach complaints up 160% since new digital privacy rules

Data breach complaints have risen 160% since GDPR came into force, according to new figures.

28/08/2018  |  Full story...  |  More about: Digital Intelligence digital marketing digital trends Primark Regulation

Facebook bans second Cambridge psychometric quiz app

Another personality quiz app designed to harvest personal data from respondents, has been banned by Facebook, following the Cambridge Analytica scandal earlier this year.

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24/08/2018  |  Full story...  |  More about: Digital Intelligence digital marketing Facebook Regulation social media and social networking

4 in 10 brands deliver ads on unsafe sites

Nearly 2 in 5 (38%) of marketers admit to having delivered an advert on a harmful or unsafe web page, according to new research.

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23/08/2018  |  Full story...  |  More about: advertising Digital Intelligence digital marketing Regulation

Facebook gives every user a secret reputation score to tackle fake news

Facebook has begun assigning users a reputation score, designed to predict how trustworthy they are, as the social network looks to fight the spread of fake news.

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23/08/2018  |  Full story...  |  More about: Digital Intelligence digital marketing Facebook Privacy Regulation security social media and social networking

Identity fraud falls for the first time since 2014

Figures show a 5% drop in the first six months of 2018 compared to the previous year, but plastic cards and online retail accounts have seen increases, according to new research.

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20/08/2018  |  Full story...  |  More about: Digital Intelligence digital marketing digital trends Regulation

Social media stars investigated for not labelling commercial posts

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is investigating celebrities and social media influencers for failing to disclose brand deals, as influencer marketing becomes a more popular way of brands reaching audiences.

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17/08/2018  |  Full story...  |  More about: advertising content Digital Intelligence digital marketing Facebook Influencer Marketing Instagram social media and social networking

Google Map app “still records location even if tracking is turned off”

Google Maps services on Android and iPhone devices store records of a user’s location even after they have enabled privacy settings that claim to halt the practice, according to a new report.

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16/08/2018  |  Full story...  |  More about: Digital Intelligence digital marketing Google Google Maps local Maps Privacy Regulation

Amazon forced to ditch ‘next-day delivery’ claim?

Amazon is to be told to stop claiming its Prime service guarantees next-day delivery by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), according to a news report.

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14/08/2018  |  Full story...  |  More about: Amazon Digital Intelligence digital marketing ecommerce UK

Mars pulls all ads from YouTube amid drill music controversy

Mars has removed all advertising from YouTube after the confectionery firm's ads appeared alongside drill music videos on the streaming platform, which have been linked to violent crime in London.

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07/08/2018  |  Full story...  |  More about: content Digital Intelligence digital marketing FMCG food and beverages Mars Regulation security video YouTube

Hate content ban: YouTube, Facebook, Spotify and Apple clamp down on Infowars host

Online media giants including Google and Facebook are to restrict content from Alex Jones, a right wing political pundit, and his blog Infowars, for breaching their guidelines in a move against "hate content".

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07/08/2018  |  Full story...  |  More about: Apple Digital Intelligence digital marketing Facebook Google social media and social networking Spotify Youtube

Goggle planning censored search engine in China?

Google is reportedly working on a censored version of its search engine in a bid to get round its ban in China.

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03/08/2018  |  Full story...  |  More about: China Digital Intelligence digital marketing Google government Regulation Search

Brexit: Facebook finally reveals targeted ‘Vote Leave’ ads

The targeted campaign adverts used by the Leave campaign in the Brexit referendum have been revealed by Facebook.

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30/07/2018  |  Full story...  |  More about: advertising behavioural targeting digital marketing Facebook government Regulation social media and social networking

White paper: How does GDPR affect programmatic marketing

The IAB Europe Using Data Effectively in Programmatic White Paper (first published in November 2016) has been updated to reflect the changing nature of the European data landscape.

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25/07/2018  |  Full story...  |  More about: advertising Digital Intelligence digital marketing IAB Privacy Regulation

Facebook investigates Crimson Hexagon over data policy concerns

Facebook has suspended analytics firm Crimson Hexagon amid apparent concerns it may have carried out wide-spread surveillance of users.

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23/07/2018  |  Full story...  |  More about: advertising analytics Digital Intelligence digital marketing Facebook Privacy Regulation social media and social networking

EU fines Google record €4.3bn over Android app dominance

Google has been fined €4.34bn (£3.8bn) by the EU for abusing its control of the Android operating system by forcing vendors to pre-install its apps.

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20/07/2018  |  Full story...  |  More about: Android apps Digital Intelligence digital marketing Europe Google mobile marketing Regulation

Nearly 3 in 4 London startups staying put despite Brexit uncertainty

Only 28% of London startups plan to relocate outside of the country as a consequence of Brexit, with the majority believing they are in a better position than large firms to deal with leaving the EU, according to new research.

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17/07/2018  |  Full story...  |  More about: Digital Intelligence digital marketing digital trends UK

Twitter bot purge: 8 million fake followers ditched

Following the news that Twitter has purged millions of fake accounts, Socialbakers has released data showing the accounts who have lost the most followers, and the greatest share of followers, on the platform since the purge took place.

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16/07/2018  |  Full story...  |  More about: analytics Digital Intelligence digital marketing Regulation security social media and social networking Twitter

Social media and the spread of fake news: Could you call It out?

You can't deny the power of social media for enabling conversation like no other medium in history - but is it also responsible for the spread of fake news in our societies?

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12/07/2018  |  Full story...  |  More about: content Digital Intelligence digital marketing digital trends infographic newspapers Regulation social media and social networking

Facebook gets maximum fine for Cambridge Analytica scandal (but it would be much higher under GDPR)

Facebook is to be fined with the maximum £500,000 ($663,000) fine over data protection breaches related to the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

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11/07/2018  |  Full story...  |  More about: analytics behavioural targeting Digital Intelligence digital marketing Facebook government Regulation social media and social networking

Digital and internet marketing regulation - Research, tips and case studies for digital marketers archives

Memes saved? MEPs vote to reject EU copyright law proposal - 05/07/2018

Junk food ban online: Cadbury, Chewits and Squashies first ads disallowed - 05/07/2018

GDPR one month on: Large rise in privacy complaints across Europe - 28/06/2018

Lost for words: 60% of 16-24s use the same password for multiple accounts - 25/06/2018

Apple to punish apps that misuse address book data - 18/06/2018

Ad data wars: Apple blocks Facebook and Google tracking tools by default - 05/06/2018

Data scandal: Trust in Facebook drops by half - 05/06/2018

Mary Meeker’s Internet trends: the 2018 ‘privacy paradox’ - 01/06/2018

SEMrush study: searches for GDPR increase 700% in run up to implementation date - 25/05/2018

Only 2% of UK Consumers consider GDPR to be NOT Important - 24/05/2018

AgeChecked teams up with Blockchain platform for age verification - 23/05/2018

‘Bring your own device’ linked with cybersecurity risk for six in 10 UK SMEs - 23/05/2018

81% of UK marketers feel ready for GDPR (but employers may not be) - 21/05/2018

GDPR: US start-ups better prepared than European counterparts - 17/05/2018

Brits ‘will punish firms that fail to safeguard data’ (and reward those that do) - 16/05/2018

Online news trends: Consumers seek trusted titles in ‘post-truth’ world - 16/05/2018

Talking to customers about their data is the key to GDPR - 14/05/2018

Talking to customers about their data is the key to GDPR - 14/05/2018

Apple ‘banning apps that share people’s location data’- report - 10/05/2018

Shutterstock uses AI to help people avoid image copyright issues - 09/05/2018

GDPR: UK consumers to target businesses with onslaught of data privacy requests - 04/05/2018

Cambridge Analytica shuts down over data scandal (but enquiry continues) - 04/05/2018

The big 6 trends from Facebook’s F8 event: VR sale, Watch Party and a clear history tool - 02/05/2018

Nearly half of UK businesses expect to be fined for GDPR non-compliance - 02/05/2018

Facebook on trial: “we made mistakes” on Brexit and Trump campaigns - 27/04/2018

Many businesses and charities ‘suffered at least one cyber attack last year’ - 26/04/2018

GDPR awareness gap drops sharply among marketers as deadline nears - 25/04/2018

YouTube deleted over 8 million 'bad' videos in 3 months - 24/04/2018

World Federation of Advertisers calls on brands to embrace culture of data transparency - 23/04/2018

Ikea handyman app TaskRabbit hit by data breach - 20/04/2018

Facebook excludes billions of non-EU users from GDPR (but adds opt-in feature) - 19/04/2018

WhatsApp gets first update since Facebook privacy scandal - 19/04/2018

The Evolution of Online Scams: 21 game-changing digital crimes [INFOGRAPHIC] - 16/04/2018

Apple and Google outline new GDPR privacy features - 13/04/2018

Facebook offers bounty up to $40,000 for reporting data misuse - 13/04/2018

More than half UK internet users leave routers open to security threats - 13/04/2018

Most brands admit sales lost to counterfeiting: AI and dark web new threats - 12/04/2018

“Your user agreement sucks”: Facebook founder admits privacy mistakes in US senate hearing - 11/04/2018

Beating Brexit barriers: Most UK businesses want close regulatory alignment with EU - 11/04/2018

Protestors stage 'die-in' in Apple stores over tax practices - 10/04/2018

Facebook to verify major page owners to fight fake news - 09/04/2018

Facebook halts medical data sharing plan with US hospitals - 06/04/2018

Under Armour admits 150 million MyFitnessPal accounts breached - 03/04/2018

Facebook updates privacy amid Cambridge Analytica scandal - 03/04/2018

Vivaldi browser partners DuckDuckGo search to ‘take your privacy back’ - 27/03/2018

Delete Facebook" searches increase 423% in UK - 23/03/2018

Self-driving car kills pedestrian for the first time - 21/03/2018

Mastercard partners IBM for EU data trust ahead of GDPR - 20/03/2018

US election: Facebook under fire for Cambridge Analytica 'data breach' - 19/03/2018

Facebook data-sharing plan with WhatsApp blocked in UK - 15/03/2018

 

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