NewsPublication Date: 2017-11-15
Cambridge Analytica, the Anglo-American data and behavioral science firm that worked for Ted Cruz and Donald Trump–and that sparked an investigation in the U.K. and inquiries by U.S. lawmakers–has announced two initiatives in the past year that highlight some of the newer techniques in targeted advertising and the complex relationships that surround them. advertisement Since last year’s presidential campaigns, the company has sought to expand further into targeted, or addressable, TV, an em...
25% of Businesses Targeted with Cryptojacking in the Cloud New public cloud security report detects a spike in cryptojacking, mismanaged cloud storage, account takeover, and major patches getting overlooked. It seems like only yesterday we learned about the first of many Amazon S3 bucket leaks to expose troves of personal information in 2017. Poor cloud configuration was only one security issue to plague businesses last year; now, they have several to worry about. RedLock's second annual C...
Marketers are feeling the impact of Facebook's role in Russia's presidential election influence campaign - Digiday
NewsPublication Date: 2017-10-10
Russian trolls are influencing how Facebook lets advertisers target its users. Facebook is now stipulating that targeted political ads on its platform undergo human review, which could slow down how quickly marketers can get their Facebook ads up and running. While the change in ad reviews will have the biggest impact on political advertisers, it is notable because it shows the pressure Facebook is facing for letting a Russian troll farm buy ads on its platform is leading the social giant to...
NewsPublication Date: 2017-10-26
The top Democrats on two House committees are demanding answers from five data analytics companies involved with President Donald Trump’s campaign about their voter targeting and whether they were helped by a foreign entity or actor. Representatives John Conyers of the Judiciary Committee and Elijah Cummings of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee said in letters to the companies Thursday that while it’s known that Russia interfered with the 2016 election by targeting voters online,...