Instagram has banned marketing company Hyp3r as an ad partner after allegedly scraping public data about users’ locations which would normally have been deleted within 24 hours, according to a news report.
Facebook is still failing to shut down groups on its social network where fake Amazon reviews are bought and sold, according to a new report.
Google and Apple are suspending some of their voice data-review practices, after it was revealed that both firms allow humans to listen to private conversations on smart speakers and voice apps.
Influencer fraud, where influencers pay for fake followers or engagement, is costing brands more than a billion dollars a year, according to a new study.
Earlier this month, an Instagram influencer was penalised by the Advertising Standards Authority for promoting sleeping tablets to her 37,000 followers.
The new UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has appeared in hundreds of almost identical Facebook and Instagram ads featuring tiny variations, as his campaign team look to find the most effective message ahead of a possible general election.
Mozilla has publicly documented 12 major bugs in Facebook’s transparency API – a tool that Facebook has now rolled out globally following the EU elections.
Facebook has launched a scam ad reporting tool that lets people ads they believe to be misleading or scams on Facebook.
The US Federal Trade Commission has voted to approve a fine of about $5bn for Facebook over privacy violations, according to a report.
Google is investigating the source who leaked information about how it reviews and transcribes recordings from Google Home smart speakers and Google Assistant virtual assistant.
The French government has proposed a new tax in the country, that would charge large internet companies including Google, Apple, Amazon and Facebook a 3% levy on their revenues, drawing ire from the US as a result
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued a second fine this week to hotel chain Marriott for more than £99 million under the GDPR.
Amazon has stuck a deal with the NHS in the UK to give users health advice and diagnose their problems via the Alexa voice app.
British Airways is facing a record fine of £183m for last year’s breach of its security systems, which lead to the theft of customer data from the airlines website.
Facebook uses were given a rare behind-the scenes glimpse of how their photos are automatically tagged by the social network, when an outage showed text instead of their profile images.
Despite an encouraging optimism in the UK tech industry, the impact of Brexit is causing the most concern for IT professionals, according to a new report.
Facebook’s jump into cryptocurrencies is another nail in the coffin for traditional banks, says the CEO of one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organisations.
With the final day of Cannes underway, this morning saw The Economist Group’s last Wake Up with The Economist panel take on some of the industry’s hottest topics. The discussion moved from online advertising, data, the client/agency relationship and how ditching stereotype thinking can lead to greater creativity.
A year on from the new EU data privacy rules, new data shows consumers have greater confidence in the email marketing they receive. Rob Massa General Manager, BounceX EMEA looks at consumer perspectives of the impact of GDPR and top tips for optimising email post GDPR.
UK businesses are crying out for a resolution to the Brexit limbo. But ParcelHero’s Head of Consumer Research, David Jinks MILT, warns they should be careful what they wish for… Its latest study reveals most companies go bust immediately after, rather than during, a downturn.