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Google accused of "placing own search ads first"- report

Google is using its home advantage to place ads in top position on its search results, according to a new report.

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23/01/2017  |  Full story...  |  More about: advertising Digital Intelligence digital marketing Google Regulation Search

Top 20 passwords of 2016: “123456” still most popular

The most common passwords of 2016 include “123456”, “qwerty” and “111111”, according to new research.

18/01/2017  |  Full story...  |  More about: Digital Intelligence digital marketing infographic Regulation

Facebook begins filtering ‘fake news’ in Germany

Facebook is set to introduce new measures to combat fake news in Germany, as the country enters an election year.

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17/01/2017  |  Full story...  |  More about: content Facebook Germany newspapers Regulation social media and social networking

IAB UK appoints Jon Mew as CEO

The Internet Advertising Bureau UK has named Jon Mew as its new chief executive, replacing Guy Philipson, who is stepping down from the role.

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05/01/2017  |  Full story...  |  More about: advertising Digital Intelligence digital marketing IAB Regulation UK

‘Snooper’s Charter’ ruled illegal by EU judges

The so-called snooper’s charter will now a series of new legal challenges after the EU’s highest court ruled government’s “general and indiscriminate retention” of emails is illegal.

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22/12/2016  |  Full story...  |  More about: Digital Intelligence Europe government Privacy Regulation

Facebook faces massive fine for "misleading EU over $19bn WhatsApp deal"

Facebook could be facing a fine of up to 1% of its global revenue for allegedly misleading European Union merger watchdogs when it won approval to buy the WhatsApp messaging service in 2014.

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21/12/2016  |  Full story...  |  More about: apps Digital Intelligence digital marketing Europe Facebook government IM mobile marketing Privacy Regulation security social media and social networking WhatsApp

The year in review: 16 biggest digital trends of 2016

2016 was another big year for digital marketing, with the dawn of the chatbots, ad blocking wars and the Pokemon Go craze. This was the year that video content went live, chat apps grew up and YouTube ads earned better ROI than TV. In this special report, we’ve identified 16 of the biggest trends of the year, each accompanied with an action plan for 2017.

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19/12/2016  |  Full story...  |  More about: content Digital Intelligence digital marketing digital trends FMCG mobile marketing Search social media and social networking video

Another Yahoo hack: 1 billion accounts hit in largest breach yet

Yahoo has announced that hackers stole data from more than one billion of its user accounts in August 2013, in what is thought to be the largest data breach at an email provider.

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15/12/2016  |  Full story...  |  More about: Digital Intelligence email hacker Privacy Regulation security Yahoo

Fake news sites: is your brand protected in a programmatic world?

As marketers hand more and more control over to automated trading platforms, are they in danger of appearing on ‘fake news’ sites that could damage their reputation? New research suggests marketers are increasingly worried about brand safety in programmatic buying.

15/12/2016  |  Full story...  |  More about: advertising content Digital Intelligence digital marketing digital trends Regulation

YouTube's biggest star PewDiePie threatens to quit over 'unsubscribing fans against their will'

YouTube's most well known vLogger, PewDiePie, is threatening to close his channel, after claiming the site is unsubscribing his fans without their consent and favouring 'clickbait' over quality content.


07/12/2016  |  Full story...  |  More about: content Digital Intelligence digital marketing Regulation video YouTube

Trump-supporting news site Breitbart blocked by ad exchange

Major online ad exchange AppNexus has blacklisted news site Breitbart for “breaking their service rules regarding hate speech”.

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28/11/2016  |  Full story...  |  More about: advertising Digital Intelligence digital marketing media newspapers Regulation USA

Snooper's Charter: Controversial bill gives UK govt sweeping web spying powers

The Investigatory Powers Bill, nicknamed the Snooper’s Charter, has been passed by Parliament, courting controversy with some privacy campaigners calling it the "most extreme surveillance law ever passed in a democracy".

18/11/2016  |  Full story...  |  More about: digital companies Digital Intelligence digital marketing government Privacy security UK

Did Facebook news filtering help Trump win? Zuckerberg denies "crazy" social media bias claims

Mark Zuckerberg has hit back against claims that soical media filtering helped Donald Trump win the US Presidential election, by tailoring personal newsfeeds to fit the views of users, rather then suggesting opposing perspectives.


11/11/2016  |  Full story...  |  More about: behavioural targeting content Digital Intelligence digital marketing Facebook government newspapers Regulation social media and social networking USA

Britons among world’s least likely to try mobile-only banking

Despite the number of mobile-only banks set to launch in the UK this year, Britons are among the least likely in the world to use them, according to new research.

01/11/2016  |  Full story...  |  More about: apps Digital Intelligence digital marketing digital trends financial services mobile marketing Nielsen UK

Britons among world’s least likely to try mobile-only banking

Despite the number of mobile-only banks set to launch in the UK this year, Britons are among the least likely in the world to use them, according to new research.

01/11/2016  |  Full story...  |  More about: apps Digital Intelligence digital marketing digital trends financial services mobile marketing Nielsen UK

Biggest cyber attack yet? Smart devices hacked to bring down top websites

Hundreds of thousands of devices such as webcams and DVRs were infected with malicious code to create a so-called ‘botnet’ to target leading sites last week.

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24/10/2016  |  Full story...  |  More about: Digital Intelligence digital marketing hacker Internet of Things mobile devices and tablets Regulation technology

Cybercrime costs UK £10.9bn per year - report

The annual cost of fraud and cybercrime in the UK is £10.9bn – the equivalent of £210 per adult, according to new research.

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20/10/2016  |  Full story...  |  More about: Digital Intelligence digital trends Privacy Regulation security UK

UK spies 'unlawfully' collected Brits’ personal data for nearly two decades

UK government spy agencies broke privacy rules by collecting large amounts of UK citizens' data without adequate oversight, the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) has ruled.

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18/10/2016  |  Full story...  |  More about: Digital Intelligence government Privacy Regulation UK

Total recall: Samsung tells Note 7 users to switch off phones over fire fears

Samsung has halted production and sales of its Note 7 phone worldwide, telling owners to switch them off, amid fears that the devices can catch fire.

11/10/2016  |  Full story...  |  More about: Digital Intelligence digital marketing mobile devices and tablets mobile marketing Samsung

Facebook pays more UK tax after outcry (but ‘credit’ could cancel it out)

Facebook paid £4.16m in UK corporation tax last year, marking an increase on the previous year, but a £11.3m ‘tax credit’ could cancel out any future contributions.

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11/10/2016  |  Full story...  |  More about: Facebook Regulation social media and social networking UK

Brands “leaving consumer's in the dark” over data

Nine in ten consumers have a severe lack of understanding as to how organisations are using their personal data, according to a new study.

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28/09/2016  |  Full story...  |  More about: analytics brands Digital Intelligence digital marketing digital trends Privacy Regulation

Biggest hack yet? Yahoo admits 500m users' data stolen in 2014

Yahoo has admitted that data from at least 500 million of its users was "stolen" during an attack in 2014, in what could be a "state sponsored" attack.

23/09/2016  |  Full story...  |  More about: Digital Intelligence digital marketing hacker Privacy Regulation security Yahoo

AdBlock Plus now selling "Acceptable Ads" via exchange

Adblock Plus is now selling “acceptable” ads themselves, aimed at replacing intrusive ads with less annoying ones, it claims.


14/09/2016  |  Full story...  |  More about: advertising Digital Intelligence digital marketing publishing strategy Regulation

Most UK firms at risk of falling foul of new EU data protection laws (despite Brexit)

Many businesses seriously mishandle customer data and are at risk of falling foul of data protection regulators, according to new research.

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13/09/2016  |  Full story...  |  More about: Digital Intelligence digital marketing Europe Privacy Regulation UK

YouTube sparks backlash over new ad-friendly content rules

YouTube is vetting videos and warning creators when their content is not ad friendly in an attempt to keep brands safe from controversy- upsetting many video creators in the process.

07/09/2016  |  Full story...  |  More about: advertising content Digital Intelligence digital marketing Google Regulation YouTube

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

Ad fraud trends: Which browser has the most bots? - 07/09/2016

EU stops mobile networks from blocking ads - 05/09/2016

Brits “severely underestimate amount of data stored about them” - 05/09/2016

EU outlines strict net neutrality rules - 01/09/2016

European privacy regulators probe WhatsApp privacy switch - 31/08/2016

Facebook 'Lifestage' school app sparks privacy fears - 24/08/2016

Microsoft and Dutch boy band pranks users to warn of online privacy dangers - 23/08/2016

EU plans stricter privacy rules for chat apps - 19/08/2016

Influencer marketing: CMA warns 43 social media stars amid crackdown on undisclosed payments - 12/08/2016

Snapchat influencers forced to label sponsored endorsements - 09/08/2016

One year on: IAB reveals steps taken to solve digital advertising’s 5 biggest issues - 03/08/2016

EU outlines strict net neutrality rules - 01/08/2016

Influencer marketing rules: FTC slaps Warner Brothers for unclear paid content labelling - 15/07/2016

GDPR: Consumer goods firms risk $320bn if unprepared for new data regulation - 14/07/2016

Mind the reality gap: Five myths about sharing personal data - 11/07/2016

From Star Wars to mangoes: The biggest domain disputes of the year - 06/07/2016

EU secures more protections for citizens in US data sharing pact - 28/06/2016

China clamps down on undisclosed search ads - 28/06/2016

Brexit: Marketing industry figures react to EU exit - 24/06/2016

Brexit: Delivery firm urges UK Goverment to secure access to the Single Market after EU exit vote - 24/06/2016

Firms warned to ‘keep social media campaigns honest’ - 24/06/2016

New domain .ltd opens to public as brands warned of cybersquatters - 23/06/2016

EU poll: Two-thirds of Digital Intelligence readers back remain for better digital future - 22/06/2016

Two-thirds of marketers ‘feel unprepared for Brexit’ - 20/06/2016

EU vote fiasco: UK extends deadline after site crashes - 08/06/2016

Ad fraud “accounts for 30% of online ad market” – report - 07/06/2016

JICWEBS helps brands track video viewability with new guidelines - 07/06/2016

Mark Zuckerberg's personal Facebook and Pinterest pages hacked - 06/06/2016

Data watchdog rejects EU and US data deal - 02/06/2016

Tumblr and MySpace passwords hit by "mega breach" - 01/06/2016

Microsoft to ban 'easy' passwords to improve security - 01/06/2016

Cultural revolution: 'Art' gets its own web domain - 31/05/2016

The death of passwords? Most consumers want biometric security - 27/05/2016

Three UK to test ad blocking at network level for first time - 26/05/2016

China’s government ‘faking 488m social media posts’ - Study - 24/05/2016

Hacker puts 100m LinkedIn logins up for sale - 19/05/2016

Negative SEO: Many UK firms ‘prepared to illegally sabotage competitors' search rankings’- study - 18/05/2016

BBC faces backlash ahead of online recipe cull - 18/05/2016

JICWEBS tackles online ad fraud with new certificaton for brands - 16/05/2016

Google bans payday lender ads - 12/05/2016

Facebook's controversial facial-recognition app Moments launches in Europe - 11/05/2016

Facebook in court battle over facial recognition privacy - 10/05/2016

Google’s AI granted access to 1.6m NHS patient records - 05/05/2016

Beautiful People website hacked: 1.1m account details stolen - 29/04/2016

Global trust of the Internet in decline- report - 29/04/2016

Getty Images Vs. Google: Legal battle over ‘image scraping’ - 28/04/2016

Broadband ads "misleading" say MPs - 18/04/2016

New EU laws: Massive £15m fines for mishandling consumer data - 15/04/2016

Online privacy trends: EU demands fixes to US data sharing pact - 14/04/2016

Newspaper giants attack “illegal” ad blocking Brave Browser - 11/04/2016

 

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