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.

Why Richard Branson gave 23andMe billions to go public

Why Richard Branson gave 23andMe billions to go public

Branson says he sees 23andMe as a company with “enormous growth potential.” No — home DNA kits weren’t some kind of “pandemic winner.” Rather, the once-booming DTC genetics industry has hit a lull in the past few years, as a result of growing concerns around privacy, accuracy and value.

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.

Biden Wants to Shut Down Credit Bureaus – What Would That Mean for You?

Biden Wants to Shut Down Credit Bureaus – What Would That Mean for You?

(To watch Roy’s track record, click here) Roy is broadly in line with the rest of Wall Street, which has assigned SWKS 13 Buy ratings and 7 Holds over the past three month -- and sees the stock growing about 15% over the next 12 months, to a target price of $205.69.

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.

Privacy Group Files Legal Complaints in Europe Targeting Apple's Device Identifier Service for Advertisers

Privacy Group Files Legal Complaints in Europe Targeting Apple's Device Identifier Service for Advertisers

Next year, however, Apple will require apps to seek customer consent before the IDFA can be used in iOS 14 to track user behavior and preference across apps and websites for ad targeting purposes.

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.

Have issues with Facebook collecting your data? Privacy-first alternative MeWe surges to 9M users

Have issues with Facebook collecting your data? Privacy-first alternative MeWe surges to 9M users

Our personal information is shared and sold across data companies used to target and manipulate us through marketing from social media companies, advertisers and politicians.

[Update: Apple details delay] Apple reportedly delaying iOS 14 advertising privacy feature bashed by Facebook

[Update: Apple details delay] Apple reportedly delaying iOS 14 advertising privacy feature bashed by Facebook

A new report from The Information today says that Apple is now planning to push back introducing the default feature that would ask users if whether they’re okay being tracked across apps and websites: Apple has told some developers that it plans to delay the enforcement of a controversial change to its next mobile operating system that would upend how ads are targeted on iPhones and iPads, according to people familiar with the matter.

Mozilla is laying off 250 people and planning a ‘new focus’ on making money

Mozilla is laying off 250 people and planning a ‘new focus’ on making money

“I desperately wish there was some other way.” As part of the layoffs, Baker laid out a series of new focuses for Mozilla to set a stronger course for the company.

Barclays Faces Employee Spying Probe

Barclays Faces Employee Spying Probe

The UK's Information Commissioners Office, which enforces privacy laws - including the EU's General Data Protection Regulation - has confirmed the Barclays probe to Information Security Media Group."We have an ongoing investigation relating to Barclays' alleged use of employee monitoring tools," an ICO spokeswoman tells ISMG.

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.

A Former Google Executive Takes Aim at His Old Company With a Start-Up

A Former Google Executive Takes Aim at His Old Company With a Start-Up

After that, Mr. Ramaswamy said he aimed to charge a monthly subscription of less than $10 and he hopes to bring the price down over time as more users sign up.

AT&T’s Ad Exchange is Overrun With Data Stealing Malware

AT&T’s Ad Exchange is Overrun With Data Stealing Malware

In the end, I analyzed about 10,000 web sessions, and found that nearly 2 out of every 100 ads from AppNexus are infected by malicious code .This is nearly double the average rate of malvertising for other ad networks, which ranges from 0.5 - 1%, depending on the source.

More than half a million metadata disclosures handed to enforcement agencies: ACMA

More than half a million metadata disclosures handed to enforcement agencies: ACMA

Over 508,000 disclosures of metadata to law enforcement agencies for criminal law purposes under the controversial Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 (TIA Act) occurred during the 2018-19 fiscal year, an increase from last year's 482,800, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) 2018-19 annual report [PDF] has revealed.

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.

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.

Chrome Extension turns out to be a watchdog on User’s actions: An expert says.

Chrome Extension turns out to be a watchdog on User’s actions: An expert says.

The experimentalist switched between Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox to compare the experiences with cookies blocking and privacy policy.To the obvious outcome, Chrome proved to be sharing user information with third-party content developers in order to customize the ads and contents presented while surfing the web.

Proposed bill would make monopolies pay “serious” fines

Proposed bill would make monopolies pay “serious” fines

The proposed law basically seeks to deter anticompetitive and monopolistic behavior by charging great gobs of money against the companies that get caught doing it.And in that same week, Facebook said it was the target of an FTC antitrust investigation, separate from the FTC's probes into its privacy practices.

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.

Behavioral Ad Targeting Not Paying Off for Publishers, Study Suggests

Behavioral Ad Targeting Not Paying Off for Publishers, Study Suggests

But in one of the first empirical studies of the impacts of behaviorally targeted advertising on online publishers’ revenue, researchers at the University of Minnesota, University of California, Irvine, and Carnegie Mellon University suggest publishers only get about 4% more revenue for an ad impression that has a cookie enabled than for one that doesn’t.

Google Just Gave 2 Billion Chrome Users A Reason To Switch To Firefox

Google Just Gave 2 Billion Chrome Users A Reason To Switch To Firefox

And the software giant is not backing down: It says the only people that can use ad blockers following the change will be Google’s enterprise users. It probably means enterprise customers can develop in-house Chrome extensions, not for ad blocking use, 9to5Google says.

Opinion | Why We Should Stop Fetishizing Privacy

Opinion | Why We Should Stop Fetishizing Privacy

Under those rules, the General Data Protection Regulation, companies that operate in Europe or handle European data are required to obtain consent before collecting data. The rules make it more costly to build a data network, which could explain why there are no European rivals to America and China’s big companies.

Opinion | A Tax That Could Fix Big Tech

Opinion | A Tax That Could Fix Big Tech

The dominant digital platform companies, including Facebook and Google, make their profits using business models that erode this commons. The tax that I propose would be applied to revenue from sales of targeted digital ads, which are the key to the operation of Facebook, Google and the like.

Austrian Government Wants To Outlaw Online Anonymity

Austrian Government Wants To Outlaw Online Anonymity

The proposed law says pseudonyms are still allowed, but they'll be linked to accounts that require users to provide site operators with a ton of personal information.

Facebook Could Be Fined Up To 5 Billion Dollar Over Privacy Violations

Facebook Could Be Fined Up To 5 Billion Dollar Over Privacy Violations

“In the first quarter of 2019, we reasonably estimated a probable loss and recorded a $ 3.0 billion accumulation related to the FTC’s consultations on our platform and user data practices,” said Facebook in its report.

Facebook investors brace for an update from Zuckerberg on the company's planned pivot to privacy

Facebook investors brace for an update from Zuckerberg on the company's planned pivot to privacy

Zuckerberg said the company is working to integrate the messaging functions of WhatsApp, Messenger and Instagram, and that he expects "Messenger and WhatsApp to become the main ways people communicate on the Facebook network.".

Privacy becomes a selling point for tech, with Apple and Microsoft leading the way

Privacy becomes a selling point for tech, with Apple and Microsoft leading the way

Privacy was front and center throughout the Apple event, as the company unveiled a series of new subscription services.

Taxing your privacy

Taxing your privacy

Yet, while the revenue upside for companies helping smart cities (and states) with taxing and tolling is significant, it is also rife with contradictions and complications that could, ultimately, pose serious problems to those companies’ underlying business models and for the investors that bet heavily on them.