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Ikea handyman app TaskRabbit hit by data breach

Ikea's odd jobs marketplace TaskRabbit is back online today, after a "cyber-security incident" on Monday.

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20/04/2018  |  Full story...  |  More about: apps Digital Intelligence digital marketing Ikea mobile marketing social media and social networking

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

Facebook users will have to opt in to tracking to keep using all of the social network’s features, and will not have an option to opt out of tracking all together, ahead of the new GDPR European privacy laws.

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19/04/2018  |  Full story...  |  More about: advertising behavioural targeting Digital Intelligence digital marketing Europe Facebook Regulation social media and social networking

WhatsApp gets first update since Facebook privacy scandal

WhatsApp has got a new tool that lets users recover media that they had previously deleted, including pictures, GIFs, documents or voice messages, but only for Android users.

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19/04/2018  |  Full story...  |  More about: Digital Intelligence digital marketing Facebook Privacy Regulation social media and social networking WhatsApp

The Evolution of Online Scams: 21 game-changing digital crimes [INFOGRAPHIC]

From credit cards to dating sites, this infographic shows how digital data has been used and abused over time.

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16/04/2018  |  Full story...  |  More about: Digital Intelligence digital marketing digital trends ecommerce financial services infographic

Apple and Google outline new GDPR privacy features

Apple will be bringing refreshed privacy controls for its devices and iCloud services in May with its launch of iOS 11.3, ahead of the new European data privacy laws.

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13/04/2018  |  Full story...  |  More about: Apple apps Digital Intelligence digital marketing Europe Facebook Google iPhone iPod and iTunes Privacy Regulation

Facebook offers bounty up to $40,000 for reporting data misuse

Facebook is offering a bounty to anyone who discovers rule-violating use of data by developers on the platform, paying from $500 to upward of $40,000 for substantiated cases.

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13/04/2018  |  Full story...  |  More about: Digital Intelligence digital marketing Facebook hacker Privacy Regulation security social media and social networking

More than half UK internet users leave routers open to security threats

Computers, smartphones, tablets and millions of other devices in homes across the UK could be at risk from hackers and viruses because many people do not carry out basic security and maintenance on their Wi-Fi routers.

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13/04/2018  |  Full story...  |  More about: Digital Intelligence digital marketing digital trends hacker Privacy security

Most brands admit sales lost to counterfeiting: AI and dark web new threats

Almost half of brands (47%) lose sales revenue to counterfeit or pirated goods, with 1 in 3 reporting a loss of more than 10%, according to new research.

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12/04/2018  |  Full story...  |  More about: copyright Digital Intelligence digital marketing digital trends ecommerce Regulation retail

“Your user agreement sucks”: Facebook founder admits privacy mistakes in US senate hearing

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has admitted he had made mistakes over the handling of millions of users data by Cambridge Analytica during the first day of a senate hearing in the US.

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11/04/2018  |  Full story...  |  More about: Digital Intelligence digital marketing Facebook government Privacy Regulation social media and social networking USA

Beating Brexit barriers: Most UK businesses want close regulatory alignment with EU

As the UK prepares to leave the European Union next year and head into a transition phase, a new report outlines where British businesses want to stay close to EU rules and where they want divergence.

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11/04/2018  |  Full story...  |  More about: Digital Intelligence digital marketing digital trends Europe Regulation UK

Protestors stage 'die-in' in Apple stores over tax practices

Apple has come under fire for its tax practices in France this week, as protestors staged a ‘die in’ in one of its stores.

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10/04/2018  |  Full story...  |  More about: Apple Digital Intelligence digital marketing government Regulation

Facebook to verify major page owners to fight fake news

Facebook will start verifying the identities of people running popular pages on its social network, as part of its continued efforts to stem fake news and propaganda.

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09/04/2018  |  Full story...  |  More about: Digital Intelligence digital marketing Facebook social media and social networking

Facebook halts medical data sharing plan with US hospitals

Facebook has scrapped plans to gather personal data from patients in US hospitals as part of a proposed research project.

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06/04/2018  |  Full story...  |  More about: behavioural targeting Digital Intelligence digital marketing Facebook Pharmaceutical and healthcare Privacy Regulation social media and social networking

Under Armour admits 150 million MyFitnessPal accounts breached

The personal details of around 150 million users of popular nutrition app MyFitnessPal, owned by sportswear brand Under Armour, have been accessed in a breach.

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03/04/2018  |  Full story...  |  More about: apps Clothing Digital Intelligence digital marketing hacker Internet of Things Privacy Regulation sport

Facebook updates privacy amid Cambridge Analytica scandal

Facebook has unveiled new tools to make it easier for users to see and access the data the social network holds on them, as the social media giant aims to regain trust after a backlash from users over the Cambridge Analytica data scandal.

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03/04/2018  |  Full story...  |  More about: Digital Intelligence digital marketing Facebook Privacy Regulation social media and social networking

Vivaldi browser partners DuckDuckGo search to ‘take your privacy back’

Vivaldi has become the first browser to enable DuckDuckGo as the default search engine in its Private Windows.

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27/03/2018  |  Full story...  |  More about: browser Digital Intelligence digital marketing Privacy Search

Delete Facebook" searches increase 423% in UK

As Facebook enters the spotlight for its accountability in the Cambridge Analytica data breach affecting 50 million Facebook users, is the UK ready to “Unfriend” Facebook once and for all?

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23/03/2018  |  Full story...  |  More about: Digital Intelligence digital marketing digital trends Facebook social media and social networking UK

Self-driving car kills pedestrian for the first time

An Uber-operated autonomous car struck a pedestrian and killed them in what is thought to be the first death of its kind.

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21/03/2018  |  Full story...  |  More about: Digital Intelligence Internet of Things Regulation technology Uber

Mastercard partners IBM for EU data trust ahead of GDPR

Mastercard and IBM teaming up to create a new ‘data trust’ within the EU, called Truata.

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20/03/2018  |  Full story...  |  More about: Digital Intelligence digital marketing ecommerce Europe financial services Mastercard Regulation

US election: Facebook under fire for Cambridge Analytica 'data breach'

Facebook has been accused of failing to properly inform users that their profile information may have been obtained and kept by Cambridge Analytica, a data firm widely-credited with helping Donald Trump win the 2016 US presidential election.

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19/03/2018  |  Full story...  |  More about: digital marketing Facebook government Privacy Regulation social media and social networking USA

Facebook data-sharing plan with WhatsApp blocked in UK

Facebook has been stopped from making use of UK citizens' WhatsApp data for purposes beyond the chat app itself.

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15/03/2018  |  Full story...  |  More about: Digital Intelligence digital marketing Facebook Regulation social media and social networking UK WhatsApp

Google ‘removes more than 100 bad ads per second’

Google has released its annual report detailing the type and number of ‘bad ads’ they remove from their platform.

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14/03/2018  |  Full story...  |  More about: advertising Digital Intelligence digital marketing digital trends Privacy Regulation security

IAB UK turns 21: Trade body gets brand and website revamp

IAB UK has launched a refreshed brand identity as well as a new website featuring a range of functions designed to improve access to key information, making it easier for users to find what they want, more quickly.

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13/03/2018  |  Full story...  |  More about: advertising digital marketing IAB Regulation UK

Third of customers trust tech firms with their bank accounts

Just under a third of UK adults (30%) would be happy to sign over access to their financial data to trusted tech companies such as Apple, Google or third-party apps using such platforms, a study has revealed.

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12/03/2018  |  Full story...  |  More about: Digital Intelligence digital marketing digital trends ecommerce financial services Regulation

£820: All you’re worth on the dark web

Fraudsters on the dark web could buy your entire personal identity for just £820, according to new research.

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09/03/2018  |  Full story...  |  More about: Digital Intelligence digital marketing digital trends hacker Privacy Regulation security

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

IAB Europe opens GDPR framework for public comment - 09/03/2018

UK launches new cyber security 'code of practice' for digital devices - 08/03/2018

YouTube gets JICWEBS’ brand safety certification - 07/03/2018

Transparency key to making more consumers happy with data sharing - 16/02/2018

100 days until GDPR: Most people “already happy with the amount of personal information they share” - 14/02/2018

Unilever threatens to pull Facebook and Google ads over brand safety fears - 13/02/2018

‘Time running out’ for organisations to train staff for the GDPR - 07/02/2018

The rise of ‘Dark UX’: Top brands accused of ‘tricking’ consumers into spending - 30/01/2018

Data concerns dominate complaints in 2017 - 30/01/2018

91% of startups admit to collecting personal data (but most aren’t data compliant) - 29/01/2018

Google lets users ‘mute’ remarketed ads - 29/01/2018

GDPR: UK Govt urges firms to prepare for stronger data protection laws - 26/01/2018

Trust in social media falls sharply worldwide - 23/01/2018

Facebook and Twitter unveil plans to tackle ‘fake news’ - 23/01/2018

YouTube faces vlogger backlash on tighter ad rules - 18/01/2018

Cyber-attacks enters top three global risks – WEF - 18/01/2018

Cryptocurrencies slump as Asia tightens regulations - 18/01/2018

YouTube to screen videos for premium advertisers to tackle brand safety concerns - 17/01/2018

Two thirds of Brits say ads are more intrusive than three years ago - 16/01/2018

YouTube axes projects with vlogger over 'suicide forest' video - 12/01/2018

Gumtree ramps up safety features for sellers and buyers - 12/01/2018

55% of businesses still unaware of GDPR and only 40% of customer data is secure - 11/01/2018

Zuckerberg mulls Blockchain to boost Facebook security - 09/01/2018

EU rules Uber 'is a taxi service and can be regulated as such' - 20/12/2017

The year in review: 17 biggest digital trends of 2017 - 18/12/2017

42% of brand websites are still not GDPR compliant - 13/12/2017

GDPR warning: 78% of consumers have recently been contacted by a business without their consent - 12/12/2017

Half of UK marketers hit by ASA stereotype ban - 07/12/2017

Facebook debuts ‘Messenger Kids’ with parental supervision tools - 05/12/2017

10 hacks that rocked the business world in 2017 - 05/12/2017

Big brands pull out of YouTube after appearing next to ‘predatory’ videos - 28/11/2017

Top digital security threats for 2018: Erosion of line between public and personal data - 27/11/2017

Uber criticised for "hack cover-up" - 23/11/2017

71% of marketers see GDPR as a "creative opportunity" - 20/11/2017

Consumers more willing to share location with apps (but privacy concerns persist) - 13/11/2017

14 year olds 'have already sent more than 35,000 texts' - 10/11/2017

Brits ‘will give hacked sites a second chance’ - 07/11/2017

White paper: Countdown to GDPR- positive compliance and best practice data management - 07/11/2017

Most Brits want stricter rules on online tracking and data sharing ahead of GDPR - 03/11/2017

IAB Europe publishes guidance to drive transparency in digital advertising supply chain - 01/11/2017

Geordie Shore star broke ad rules on Snapchat - 25/10/2017

IAB UK launches “Gold Standard” to clean up online advertising - 19/10/2017

Adobe teams up with 15 ad tech firms to make all fees transparent - 17/10/2017

Advertising trade bodies unite to fight 'annoying ads' - 17/10/2017

How much do you value personal data? Kaspersky puts customers to test - 10/10/2017

US election: Facebook reveals 10m viewers saw Russian political ads - 04/10/2017

Getting ‘third-party verified’ is high on mobile media buyers’ agenda - 04/10/2017

TFL denies plans to sell London tube passenger’s wi-fi data to advertisers - 03/10/2017

Brits fearful of smart home hackers - 02/10/2017

Uber Vs TFL: who's driving social media? - 29/09/2017

 

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