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Top hotel booking sites halt 'misleading' tactics and hidden charges after investigation

Six leading hotel booking sites have all agreed to make changes to their websites after an investigation uncovered ‘misleading’ sales tactics designed to boost bookings.

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07/02/2019  |  Full story...

Facebook 'paid children to install spy software on their phones'- report

Facebook paid children as young as 13 to install software on their phones which let the company collect data on how they used its competitors' apps, according to a new report.

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31/01/2019  |  Full story...

International Advertising Association UK Chapter appoints Executive Director

The International Advertising Association (IAA) UK Chapter has announced the appointment of Kirsty Giordani as Executive Director, following Angus Grieve’s decision to step down.

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31/01/2019  |  Full story...

Consumer trust becoming key to brand success- report

Growing concerns regarding privacy and data security have reached a tipping point, driven by an astonishing increase in consumers’ expectations for trust and transparency in the brands they purchase, according to new research.

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25/01/2019  |  Full story...

IAB UK runs ‘transparency initiative’ to help brands assess suppliers

IAB UK, the trade body for the online advertising industry, has launched of the ‘Transparency FAQS’, a tool to help aid advertiser understanding of the value they derive from companies within the digital advertising value chain.

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25/01/2019  |  Full story...

Are ‘shadow profiles’ real? Report warns avoiding social media ‘not enough to protect privacy’

Scientists have discovered it's possible to create a 95% accurate profile of non-users on social media using their friends' data, leading to so-called ‘shadow profiles’.

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24/01/2019  |  Full story...

Social media stars and celebs pledge to be more transparent over paid posts

A group of high-profile celebrity influencers celebrities have agreed to more clearly state when they have been paid or received free gifts to promote products online.

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24/01/2019  |  Full story...

WhatsApp fights fake news with message forwarding restrictions

WhatsApp is limiting the number of times a message can be forwarded on in a bid to combat the spread of fake news.

24/01/2019  |  Full story...

Google forced to pay €50m GDPR fine by French data regulator

Google has been served with a €50m (£44.1m) fine by the French data regulator for breaching the EU's rules on consumer data protection, representing the largest fine yet under GDPR.

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22/01/2019  |  Full story...

US court forces Domino's Pizza to make app accessible to blind people

Domino’s Pizza must make its website and mobile app accessible to blind people using screen-reading software, after a court ruling in the US.

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21/01/2019  |  Full story...

YouTube bans dangerous prank videos after ‘Bird Box challenge’ crashes

YouTube has banned creators from depicting “dangerous challenges and pranks”, after a wave of incidents prompted by a viral challenge involving driving blindfolded pushed it to act.

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17/01/2019  |  Full story...

New ad certification sees 94% drop in fraud across Europe

The use of TAG Certified distribution channels for digital advertising has reduced the level of fraud by more than 94 percent from the broader industry average, according to new data.

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09/01/2019  |  Full story...

Twitter forced to reveal identity of parody Wetherspoon's account after court order

A court has ordered Twitter to reveal the identity of the person behind a set of satirical and "abusive" Wetherspoon accounts.

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18/12/2018  |  Full story...

Where’s Mark? MPs ‘empty chair’ Facebook boss at fake news inquiry

Politicians from nine countries have put out an empty chair in protest at Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s failure to appear at a hearing today.

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27/11/2018  |  Full story...

GDPR: Only 5% of European users refuse cookies used for personalised advertising

6 months on from the introduction of European GDPR, 95% of users expressed their consent, versus a remarkably low 5% who refused cookies, according to new data.

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27/11/2018  |  Full story...

ASA gender stereotyping ban: Marketers embracing more diversity in images

Nearly three quarters (74%) of UK marketers stated there had been some impact on the images they choose for campaigns because of the ban, compared to 57% in 2017, according to new research.

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22/11/2018  |  Full story...

The 6 sins of the digital age: Hate, addiction and misinformation top list

The are six major concerns from global citizens about digital technology, including hate and misinformation online, and addiction according to a new worldwide study.

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12/11/2018  |  Full story...

Iceland Christmas TV ad banned for being “too political” (but goes viral online)

UK supermarket chain Iceland has seen its Christmas advert blocked from TV screens for being too political, but the Greenpeace-made cartoon is finding new life as a viral success online.

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09/11/2018  |  Full story...

ITV warns Brexit fears are scaring off advertisers

Advertisers are scaling back spending on ITV during the traditionally busy run-up to Christmas due to uncertainty about the UK's future, the UK broadcaster has said.

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09/11/2018  |  Full story...

New AOP tool helps publishers verify cookie tracking tech compliance

The Association for Online Publishing (AOP) will be providing its members with a centralised pool of verified cookie data, via a single login, in collaboration with The Media Trust.

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06/11/2018  |  Full story...

US elections: Twitter shuts down 10,000 bot accounts 'discouraging voting'

Twitter has deleted more than 10,000 bot accounts that it says tried to discourage Americans from voting in the midterm elections, often targeting people likely to vote for a Democrat candidate.

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05/11/2018  |  Full story...

Facebook sorry for “white supremacists” user ad category

Facebook has apologised for people people to place advertisements on its platform that target “white supremacists” as an audience.

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05/11/2018  |  Full story...

Ads that appear alongside offensive content ‘are seen endorsement’

Consumers are angry at brands whose ads appear near violent, negative, or otherwise "unsafe" content on the web, and are less likely to buy from them as a result, according to new research.

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29/10/2018  |  Full story...

Facebook fined £500k over Cambridge Analytica data scandal (10 minutes of its revenue)

Facebook has been fined £500,000 by a UK court over the Cambridge Analytica scandal, an amount which, based on last year’s revenue, the social network makes in less than 9 minutes of operation.

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25/10/2018  |  Full story...

GDPR 5 months on: Marketing email volumes half (but open rates soar)

Retailers across the EU have halved the number of automated marketing emails they send to consumers since May 25th when GDPR came into force. But those emails are now 30% more likely to be opened and produce 2x more value in terms of purchases according to a new study.

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24/10/2018  |  Full story...

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