Xcinex Prepares To Launch Venue Streaming System, Using Sensor To Count Viewers And Charge Per Ticket

Xcinex Prepares To Launch Venue Streaming System, Using Sensor To Count Viewers And Charge Per Ticket

But unlike SR Labs, which prices day-and-date movies at a flat $50 after a $150 hardware purchase, Xcinex’s Venue system uses scanning technology to count the number of viewers and let distributors charge them according.

An Antitrust Exemption for News Media Won’t Take Us Back to the Time Before Big Tech

An Antitrust Exemption for News Media Won’t Take Us Back to the Time Before Big Tech

The fundamental innovation behind Australia’s law is that it would create a direct conduit of revenue from (explicitly) Google and Facebook to media institutions, who could engage in collective bargaining to set rates for the tech companies use of their material.

What Is Evolv? 'Human Security' Firm Backed by Bill Gates to Go Public in SPAC Merger

What Is Evolv? 'Human Security' Firm Backed by Bill Gates to Go Public in SPAC Merger

Evolv Technology, a venue and crowd security company backed by Bill Gates, is taking steps to go public in the second quarter of 2021.The Massachusetts-based company has said it is combining with NewHold Investment Corp.

New Yorkers would have to flash COVID-19 passport to enter venues under new program

New Yorkers would have to flash COVID-19 passport to enter venues under new program

The plan is to test the “Excelsior Pass,” which will use secure technology to confirm if a person has gotten vaccinated or has had a recent negative COVID-19 exam result, during events at Madison Square Garden and Barclays Center, Cuomo said in a statement.

So Long as You Carry a Cellphone, the Government Can Track You

So Long as You Carry a Cellphone, the Government Can Track You

"[I]t is our understanding that the Carpenter decision concerned historical Cell Site Location Information which is distinct from the opt-in app data available on the Venntel platform," the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently told the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) in response to a query about the use of commercial databases such as Venntel.

2020: Palantir Posts $1.1B Revenue, $1.17B Loss

2020: Palantir Posts $1.1B Revenue, $1.17B Loss

The data mining and analytics company Palantir (NYSE:PLTR) has posted its first annual earnings as a public company for the year 2020, reporting $1.1 billion in revenue and a net loss of $1.17 billion.

Google to Stop Collecting Advertising Identifiers in iOS Apps in Response to iOS 14's Upcoming Tracking Prompt

Google to Stop Collecting Advertising Identifiers in iOS Apps in Response to iOS 14's Upcoming Tracking Prompt

In a blog post, Google said that app developers may see a "significant impact" to their Google ad revenue on iOS after Apple's new policy takes effect: Apple's ATT changes will reduce visibility into key metrics that show how ads drive conversions (like app installs and sales) and will affect how advertisers value and bid on ad impressions.

Ghostery’s Making a Privacy Browser—and Ad-Free Search Engine

Ghostery’s Making a Privacy Browser—and Ad-Free Search Engine

Which is why using Ghostery’s new ad-free search engine and desktop browser, even in their pre-beta form, feels at once like a throwback to a simpler internet and a glimpse of a future where browsing that puts results ahead of revenue is once again possible.

Financially troubled startup helped power Trump campaign

Financially troubled startup helped power Trump campaign

But after Uber filed suit against Phunware, alleging the software company committed fraud by among other things, allowing ads for the ride-sharing app to show up on porn sites, former employees said the startup looked for new ways to diversify its revenue stream.

Facebook reports a decline in users in the U.S. and Canada

Facebook reports a decline in users in the U.S. and Canada

This metric is used to measure Facebook's total user base across its main app, Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp. The StopHateForProfit ad boycott did not seem to impact the company's advertising business, with ad revenue up 22% compared to a year ago.

Experts warn of 'mass violation of rights' as contact-tracing data collected in pubs sold on

Experts warn of 'mass violation of rights' as contact-tracing data collected in pubs sold on

Contact-tracing data required by the NHS Test and Trace scheme has been harvested by tech companies on behalf of hospitality venues since they reopened in June, according to The Times.Currently the government requires these venues to collect the names and contact details of customers to help with the NHS Test and Trace programme.

Google’s new web standard could disable your ad-blocker

Google’s new web standard could disable your ad-blocker

According to Snyder, Web Bundles would allow malicious actors to evade privacy and security measures via a number of different avenues, including concealing dangerous URLs within the .wbn file and randomizing URLs for unwanted resources.

Facebook warns Apple's iOS 14 could shave more than 50% from Audience Network revenue

Facebook warns Apple's iOS 14 could shave more than 50% from Audience Network revenue

The Facebook Audience Network allows mobile software developers to provide in-app advertisements targeted to users based on Facebook's data.Today, advertisers can use a unique device ID number called the IDFA to better target ads and estimate their effectiveness.

Can Killing Cookies Save Journalism?

Can Killing Cookies Save Journalism?

A study performed by Google last year, for example, concluded that disabling cookies reduced publisher revenue by more than 50 percent.

Dutch national broadcaster saw ad revenue rise when it stopped tracking users. It's meant to work like that, right?

Dutch national broadcaster saw ad revenue rise when it stopped tracking users. It's meant to work like that, right?

Johnny Ryan, chief policy officer at privacy-focused browser biz Brave, has reported on how ad revenue increased when Dutch national broadcaster NPO stopped running third-party trackers on its online video website.

Edmonton police to watch some high-crime areas with CCTV cameras

Edmonton police to watch some high-crime areas with CCTV cameras

A six-month pilot project will see surveillance cameras installed in areas where crime is high or large groups tend to gather.Rosnau said he was not familiar with the Whyte Avenue surveillance project but does not expect the cameras will act as a crime deterrent.

Here’s how China has made mass surveillance a “killer application” for AI: will the US do the same?

Here’s how China has made mass surveillance a “killer application” for AI: will the US do the same?

Its main point is that in China, “Mass surveillance is a killer application for deep learning”, and that “an entire generation of Al unicorns is collecting the bulk of their early revenue from government security contracts.” For example, AI companies such as Yitu and Sensetime advertise on their Web sites that Chinese police departments are using their facial recognition technology to catch criminals and solve murder cases.

Twitter takes away twits' ability to limit ad data sharing – after telling investors its own privacy settings hurt revenue

Twitter takes away twits' ability to limit ad data sharing – after telling investors its own privacy settings hurt revenue

"We’re updating a data sharing setting that relates to sharing additional information with business partners, specifically to measure the effectiveness of mobile app ads on Twitter," a spokesperson said in an email to The Register .

Privacy is not free

Privacy is not free

How Google or any company that offers free products to its users is generating revenue?You get a free product and no company is there to target you with ads or sell your data or other shenanigans.

Data privacy benefits outweigh spend, says Cisco

Data privacy benefits outweigh spend, says Cisco

“With this study, we now have empirical evidence of privacy investments paying off for companies – particularly with improved customer relationships, revenue impact and real bottom-line results,” said Cisco vice-president and chief privacy officer Harvey Jang.

Bringing California’s privacy law to all Firefox users in 2020

Bringing California’s privacy law to all Firefox users in 2020

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) expands the rights of Californians over their data – and provides avenues for the Attorney General to investigate and enforce those rights, as well as allowing Californians to sue.

The California DMV Is Making $50M a Year Selling Drivers’ Personal Information

The California DMV Is Making $50M a Year Selling Drivers’ Personal Information

The California Department of Motor Vehicles is generating revenue of $50,000,000 a year through selling drivers’ personal information, according to a DMV document obtained by Motherboard.Lawmakers introduced the Driver's Privacy Protection Act (DPPA) in 1994 after a private investigator hired by a stalker obtained the address of actress Rebecca Schaeffer from the DMV.

Tech Tudor: Gitlab's "Important Updates to our ToS" - A nice and sleazy way to say we are unleashing Telemetry and Spying on you!

Tech Tudor: Gitlab's "Important Updates to our ToS" - A nice and sleazy way to say we are unleashing Telemetry and Spying on you!

So, who once declared themselves the champion of internet freedom (when Github was getting acquired by Microsoft some months back), now seems to be exploring new avenues of earning by way of subjecting their users to intense telemetry and spying.

40 Major Music Festivals Have Pledged Not to Use Facial Recognition Technology

40 Major Music Festivals Have Pledged Not to Use Facial Recognition Technology

In perhaps the biggest victory, Ticketmaster took a step back from a surveillance technology company that it invested in last year with plans to develop a facial scan for concertgoers faces instead of having them wait in lines to enter a venue.

TiVo Starts Showing Ads Before DVR Recordings

TiVo Starts Showing Ads Before DVR Recordings

Within the next 90 days any recorded content you want to watch will trigger pre-roll ads before it plays.As Light Reading reports, TiVo has decided to unlock a new source of revenue by introducing ads that play ahead of DVR recordings.

Two Widely Used Ad Blocker Extensions for Chrome Caught in Ad Fraud Scheme

Two Widely Used Ad Blocker Extensions for Chrome Caught in Ad Fraud Scheme

AdBlock by AdBlock, Inc — over 800,000 users uBlock by Charlie Lee — over 850,000 users Though these extensions were fully working as any other adblocker does by removing ads from web pages a user visits, the researchers caught them performing " Cookie Stuffing " as an ad fraud scheme to generate revenue for their developers.

IoT Information Exposure (IMC ’19)

IoT Information Exposure (IMC ’19)

Dubois, David Choffnes (Northeastern University); Anna Maria Mandalari, Roman Kolcun, Hamed Haddadi (Imperial College London) Venue: Internet Measurement Conference (IMC) 2019 Download Full Text (PDF) Download Presentation (will be published here on October 22, 2019) Citation: @inproceedings{ren-imc19, title={{Information Exposure for Consumer IoT Devices: A Multidimensional, Network-Informed Measurement Approach}}, author={Ren, Jingjing and Dubois, Daniel J.

Why Your Health Startup Should Prioritize Privacy And Data Security

Why Your Health Startup Should Prioritize Privacy And Data Security

Companies that prioritize being HITRUST-certified, put their users before monetization strategy or revenue, and invest in clinical, evidence-based research will go the distance and, most importantly, help the most people.

Government Sold Driver Licence Data to 87 Private Companies for Rs 65 Crore - Nitin Gadkari

Government Sold Driver Licence Data to 87 Private Companies for Rs 65 Crore - Nitin Gadkari

In line with the Government’s plan to use data to generate revenue, Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari has revealed that the government is selling vehicle registration and driving licence data of Indians and earning money from it.

Best Ad Blockers for Chrome in 2019

Best Ad Blockers for Chrome in 2019

AdBlock Plus blocks ads with trackers and malicious downloads attached to them but does allow legitimate, or acceptable ads through that tend to help websites earn a little bit of revenue.

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