A long-time Slashdot reader, dubbed walterbyrd, shared a report on “arguably the most powerful lines of computer code in the global economy” – Google’s algorithms handle 3.8 million queries every minute.
Australia’s privacy watchdog is suing Facebook over the Cambridge Analytica data breach – which in 2018 became a global scandal wiping billions off Facebook’s share price. Which, in turn, led Facebook to pay a hefty $5B FTC fine.
Later this year, Safari will no longer accept HTTPS certificates that expire more than 13 months from their creation date. In other words, if your certificate has been issued on or after that date with the term over 398 days will be distrusted in Apple products.
Fraudsters in a new elaborate scheme have started extorting Adsense users. They demand bitcoin and in exchange promise not to flood a user’s Adsense account with bot and junk traffic, getting it banned in the process.
2020 is bound to be the year of humanized marketing. Consumers demand REAL answers, not fake photoshoots – proof that their favourite people are ‘walking the walk’. Behind the scenes, contextual, all-access humanized marketing are going to dominate.
The higher the advertising spend in a country over the span of one year, the less satisfied its citizens a year or two later. If you hold factors like GDP and unemployment constant, there is a correlation between unhappiness and increases in ad spend.
“This behavior is absolutely prohibited under our policies and the individual is no longer working with Facebook.” Talk about gaming the system! A Buzzfeed news investigation has found a scheme involving a “shady affiliate marketer” issuing bribes to a Facebook contractor – worth thousands, plus a healthy monthly retainer – to reactivate their banned Facebook…